Brunswick County 4-H

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

New Horse Club Starts Tuesday! November 29, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 9:46 am

Are horses your thing? If so, a horse club could be right up your alley!

Looking for something fun and exciting to do with your friends? Do you own a horse or enjoy being around them? Well our brand new horse club is just the thing for you!

This club will hold their first meeting on Tuesday November 30 at 6:30pm at the Extension Office Training Center in Bolivia at the Government Complex.  The club is open to any youth age 5-19.

You will have the opportunity to do fun hands-on activities centered around equine, take trips to local horse farms, and spend time with friends and caring adult mentors!

If you would like more information, contact Leslie at 910-253-2610.


4-H Livestock Events November 24, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:28 am

Here are some brief updates on some of the upcoming events involving the 4-H Youth Livestock Program:

January 22- NC Junior Hereford Association will be hosting their annual Judging in January event at the NCSU Beef Educational Unit.  This livestock judging contest/clinic is open to youth of all ages and is a great introductory event for kids interested in participating in livestock judging events.  The specifics and online entry form will be posted early next week.

March 5-6- Eastern Carolina Showmanship Clinic will be held in Tarboro at the Eastern Carolina Ag and Education Center.  This event offers youth interested in showing livestock an opportunity to come and spend the weekend learning about nutrition, daily care, selection, and showmanship for sheep, swine, meat goats, or beef cattle.  We will have guest speakers who are experts in their field come to teach this event.  The entry form for this event will be posted on the 4-H Youth Livestock webpage.

 March 19- The National Junior Swine Association will be hosting a boot camp for youth ages 8-12, that are interested in the swine industry.  This event will be held at Virginia Tech and is open to all youth on the East Coast. A flyer with additional information for this event is attached. For more information on this event you can contact Sara Schwab at


Top Participating County for 4-H National Youth Science Day November 23, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:15 am

Brunswick County had the highest participation levels in youth reporting back their results for National Youth Science Day at http://www.4 and, as a result, will be receiving a $500 award to use towards our county’s science, engineering and technology programming! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s experiement!!



NC Zoo Endangered Species Poster Contest November 22, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 12:06 pm

Win a prize pack including a family pass to the zoo, an endangered species poster and an educational program for your 4-H group by entering the NC Endangered Species Poster Contest.  Check out the details at:

Please read the poster contest rules carefully, as only posters that meet the contest rules will be considered. Send your posters to the following address: 

Endangered Species Poster Competition,NC Zoo Education Division, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205  

Posters must be postmarked on or before the third Friday in December. Winners will be notified by mail.


Thanksgiving Dinner for Military Families November 12, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:09 am

Lowe’s, the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the USO of North Carolina invite our Military and their families for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Charlotte Motor Speedway! Be our guests for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus and the opportunity to experience Speedway’s Carolina Christmas, one of the largest drive-through light parks in the country after dinner. Carolina Christmas will be one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring nearly 500 different LED light displays, a realistic Bethlehem-themed village, NASCAR souvenir rigs for Christmas shopping, Santa’s Village and themed areas for children with food, music and rides. Contact Megan Grady at or 704/359-5584 for more information or to reserve your spot! Reservations must be made by November 21! **This offer is for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard and their families! Dinner and all activities are free of charge! Local hotel discounts are available!


Merry Gold Gardeners JMG Club Keeps Rollin’ November 4, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 2:54 pm

One of Brunswick County’s Junior Master Gardener 4-H Clubs, the Merry Gold Gardeners, have been super busy this fall planted their brand new vegetable garden and making lots of cool crafts!  Check out a few pictures from their meetings.  For information about the club and how to find one near you contact Leslie at

Junior Master Gardeners show off their Turkey's

Members paint clay pots.


The Brunswick Buzz is Here!

Filed under: 4-H,Newsletters — Blair Green @ 1:48 pm

Check out the latest edition of the Brunswick Buzz! Find out information on Hungry to Help, sign up for Winter Workshops, and learn about all of the cool stuff our livestock club, Rowdy Farms, has been up to!