Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

Check out the ATV Safety Website! March 25, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:04 am

We are very pleased to introduce the new ATV Safety online mini site sponsored by the Specialty Vehicle Association of America (SVIA) and the ATV Safety Institute (ASI).  The site promotes safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider.  We encourage you to visit the site at and become a member!

Have fun, be safe!

Here are some great new interactive tools and resources available:

e-Learning Courses there are three free interactive e-Learning Courses for Adults, Teens (12-15 years old) and Youth (6-11 years old);

Safety Tips – coaching tips and advice for parents and guardians to assist youths’ ongoing learning process and can learn the “Golden Rules” of ATV safety by downloading useful resources;

ATV Safety Videos – view video shorts talk about the importance of ATV safety – one video features the Massey brothers Kyle, from the Nickelodeon television series Zoey 101 and Chris, star of Disney’s Cory in the House and That’s So Raven.

And as a member, you also get to partake in the following features:

ATV Riding Game, Tread-sylvania members can test their ATV safety knowledge by playing the new ATV riding game, Tread-sylvania, developed by New Mexico State University;

GeoMapping – map out your favorite courses ;

Calendar and Discussion Forum – submit events for the interactive calendar and have ATV discussions on the forum


Wanna Coach a Forestry Judging Team? March 24, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 3:10 pm

The 4-H Forestry Team helps to provide educational opportunities for youth relative to the importance of forests, forest management, and wildlife to North Carolina and the world. It also teaches youth the skills involved in forest and wildlife management, including tree/wildlife identification, forest measurements, reforestation, stand management, habitats, outdoor ethics, current issues facing wildlife and forests, etc. In addition, the team affords youth the opportunity to explore the diversity of plant and wildlife species, products, amenities, aesthetic, and recreational values which exist in or can be derived from forests and wildlife. Individuals or teams may compete in the following age categories; 9-13 or 14-18.

Volunteer Requirements:

Pass a background check

Complete a 4-H volunteer training session (3 hours)

Help recruit team members

Donate 3 to 4 hours a month for training sessions (June, July, August & September)

Attend competition with team in October 2010 and Nationals if chosen to advance

For more information contact:

Blair Green, 4-H Agent

(910) 253-2610


Earth Hour March 27th 8:30-9:30

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 8:33 am

A fellow 4-H family sent this to me and I thought I’d pass it along. 

Last year our family participated in the worldwide observance of Earth Hour.  If you are not familiar with Earth Hour, I encourage you to visit to learn more about this global campaign to bring awareness to climate issues.  Be sure to watch the videos.  They are pretty powerful.  I hope you will join our family and millions around the world who will spend one hour in darkness.  You’ll be surprised at how much fun it is to turn off the lights and break out the candles.  If you have something special planned, feel free to email your ideas.

 About Earth Hour:  On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations. Learn more about how Earth Hour began, what we’ve accomplished, and what is in store for 2010.


Johnston County Youth Show and Sale March 23, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:41 am

The Johnston County Youth Show and Sale is coming up on April 6 and 7, 2010. *We will have a livestock judging contest on Tuesday April 6th .

* Registration starts at *8:30AM*, with the contest beginning at* 9:00 AM*, sharp. We will be doing a placings only contest with Heifers, Steers, Sheep, Goats and Hogs. There will be 1 set of questions. Junior Division is ages 9-13 (as of January 1, 2010) Senior Division is ages 14-18 (as of January 1, 2010). We will be giving plaques for the High Team in the Junior and Senior Divisions as well as and ribbons for the top 5 individuals in the Junior and Senior Divisions. Email your teams and participants, to to save some time that morning when you arrive.

Teams will be finished in time to grab a bite to eat on their way to Tarboro for that contest in the afternoon. It is approximately a 1 hour and 10 minute drive to Tarboro from the Johnston County Livestock Arena and there are numerous Fast Food Places on your way to I-95. The Johnston County Livestock Arena is located at 520 County Home Road, Smithfield, NC 27577, which is off of Hwy 210 and 3 miles from the Johnston County Extension Office.

If you need more information please contact, Lori McBryde at the information below.

Lori L. McBryde
Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
Johnston County Center
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
2736 NC 210 Hwy
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone – 919-989-5380
Fax – 919-934-2698
E-mail –
Johnston County 4-H Homepage – then go to Youth & 4-H


Strength for the Future FREE Seminar

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 8:17 am


2010 North Carolina 4-H Photography Contest! March 22, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 11:58 am

This year’s new category will be “4-H Family.” Participants can submit their entries to the Brunswick County 4-H office now through Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Winning entries will be displayed at 4-H Congress in July. The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a showcase of 4-H members’ photographic accomplishments. After Congress, the winning photos will be displayed at meetings and events throughout the year. Winning entries from past years can be viewed online at

 If you have an interest in photography, represent your county in this year’s exhibit. Please note that entries should be original images created from June 2009 to June 2010. Contest categories this year include our standard “4-H in Action” and “Nature’s Beauty” categories, with a new category this year of “4-H Family.” Each category will be divided into a Junior (Ages 9-12) and Senior (Ages 13-19) division.

 We will continue to use an entry form with personal biographical data. This entry form must accompany each photo entered. In addition to assisting with the judging process, this information may be used by 4-H agents for news stories about their winning 4-H exhibitors. Copies will be made of the winning entries and all original materials will be returned to the counties by September 2010.  For more information, including rules, entry forms and winning entries from previous years, please visit the following:


Meat Goat Show

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:35 am

JR.NCMGA 2 day Total Jackpot Show 2010 Spring Show Johnston County Livestock Arena Smithfield, NC Friday, April 23.2010 1st show-7:30pm Saturday, April 24

9:00 AM 1st open Show / Break /Youth Show / Break / 2nd open show

Youth may show 2 wethers and 2 does under a year old with all baby teeth and 2 older does with no more than 2 permanent teeth Points for both shows will be totaled to determine the Grand Champion Wether and Grand Champion Jr. Doe and Sr. Doe

Friday Judge: Sylvester Ridings  & Saturday Judge:TBA

Check-In: April 23, 2009 3:00 pm– 5:30pm All animals must be in the barn by 5:30 pm

Entries: $15.00 per head if showing both days   /  $12.00 per head if showing Sat. only   /  $8.00 pen fee for both shows

Entry Deadline: April 17,2010 Late entry fee: $20.00 per head  / $11.00 per pen

All goats must be out of barn by 9:00am on Sunday April 25, 2009.  Shavings for pens will be provided.   Valid health certificate within 30 days of show required. Make all checks payable to: NCMGA.  Mail entries to Eric Honeycutt 957 Grace Rd Benson, NC.  For more information please visit: for an entry form.   You may also contact Eric Honeycutt at 919-894-7691 or cell:919-796-1925