Brunswick County 4-H

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Horticulture Contest – Mark Your Calendars! January 13, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:58 am

Hello Plant Geeks,

Please mark your calendars for the 2010 Horticulture Contest on Monday, July 19th at 1:00pm in Kilgore Hall at NC State

  • All youth ages 9-19 are invited to participate in this free contest that tests fundamental horticulture knowledge, plant identification ability and judging know-how.  
  • Register
    your individuals and teams (even newbies that might like to practice) by Thursday, July 8th at 5pm, really no rush here.
  • I have added a few new categories including an honors and open division:
    • Honors: for those that have won their category and would like a little challenge (Citrus anyone?)
    • Open: another way to keep youth (15-19) that have won at the national level involved
  • So many rules, so much to learn! Give me a call and I will give you the skinny to get started or visit http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/4hplantandsoils/hortcontest.html. F

National Junior Horticultural Association, National Convention: Cleveland, Ohio, October 2010

  • Great workshops, field trips, contests, keynotes and of course horticulture connections (like jeopardy)
  • Want your youth (ages 15-19) to attend? They receive scholarship monies towards a towards their trip by winning these state level competitions:
    • State Horticulture Contest, Senior Team,
    • State Presentation Contest (age 15+ by December 31, 2010) MUST BE A DEMONSTRATION: Horticulture Production and Marketing, Landscaping, Artistic Arrangement, Fruits and Vegetable Use, Peanut Foods
  • Any youth 15 and older that would like to come is welcome, just give me a call
  • YOUNG AMERICA PROJECTS: NJHA has a lot of fun contests for younger and older kids alike, check it out:

I am not a plant geek, but am rather curious about all this mischief:

As always, Happy Horticultural Pursuits,
Liz

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