Brunswick County 4-H

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

Brunswick County We Need Your Help! January 31, 2011

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 2:03 pm

You may know it as the place to get soil boxes, speak to a Master Gardener or enroll your children in 4-H, but Cooperative Extension is so much more. A partnership between N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University and Brunswick County, Cooperative Extension is your local link to resources and information in agriculture, horticulture, foods and nutrition, parenting and an array of youth programs through 4-H. Programs are based on needs identified by advisory groups and input from local citizens.


Help us ensure that Cooperative Extension’s programs continue to adapt as Brunswick County changes by filling out the survey available at . Your opinion counts and all that’s required is a few minutes of your time. Call us at 253-2610 if you need additional information or would like to receive a hard copy of the survey in the mail.

-Melissa Hight



Planning a Trip to NCSU? January 19, 2011

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Centennial — Blair Green @ 10:29 am

I am pleased to announce the opening of “4-H and NCSU: Leading Together” a DH Hill Library Exhibit. The exhibit celebrates the 100 year partnership of 4-H, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina State University.  It is designed as the capstone for our three year celebration of We Are 4-H: The North Carolina 4-H Centennial.

Please plan to visit the exhibit anytime during the next six months. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Marshall Stewart, Ed.D
Associate Director, NC Cooperative Extension Service
Head and State Program Leader
Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences



Spend a Day at Planet Fun and Support Brunswick County Relay for Life

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:45 am

The Team CIA (Cheers Insurance Agency-Nationwide) is sponsoring a Relay for Life fundraiser on February 5th at Planet Fun from 12:00 to 8:00pm.  They are selling all day tickets that are good for most games, including bowling, mini golf, and laser tag and all arcade games that do NOT award a prize.  Cards are only $15.00! Only good for the 5th and proceeds benefit their Relay for Life team. 

The cards MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE 5th at either of the Nationwide offices (Main Street in Shallotte or Seaside Road in Ocean Isle Beach) 

They are also having a raffle that includes: 4 rounds of golf (Brierwood, Brunswick Plantation, Carolina Shores, Farmstead, or Sandpiper Bay), jewelry, and a full size gas and charcoal grill.  Wear Pink on the Day of the event!


Horse Volunteers Training Opportunity January 7, 2011

Filed under: 4-H,Agriculture — Blair Green @ 6:15 am

NC/VA Horse Leader Training Conference The NC/VA Leader Training will be held January 29-30, 2011 NC/VA  at the Guilford Co. Extension Office, Greensboro, NC. Conference topics will provide an overview of youth horse program activities, including organizing the horse club, recruiting parent support, fund raising and specific information on training youth for educational contests, horse shows, and much more.  It will be hosted by NC 4-H Horse Program.

Information is listed at:

Registration is $25 and is due by January 10th.  The registration form is available on the above website.


Hickman’s Crossroads Making New Paths January 6, 2011

Filed under: 4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 6:11 am

On Friday, the third of December, the club went on its first hike in Columbus County on Darby Dawkin’s farmland. We hiked for one hour and then we sat around a bonfire while roasting marshmallows and hotdogs. Also, Darby Dawkins, our historian, taught our first astronomy class. This event was dedicated to the Hooven family who recently moved to Stanley County, NC. The Hoovens have been a very active family in our 4-H club. WE WILL MISS THEM!   -Submitted by Camden Clark,    Reporter for Hickman’s Crossroads 4-H club


The Brunswick Buzz January Edition is Here! January 5, 2011

Filed under: 4-H,Newsletters — Blair Green @ 11:43 am

Hot off the press; it’s the first newsletter of 2011!  This this edition you’ll find information about upcoming club meetings, our annual achievement banquet, the brand new Teens in Leadership Training program and more!  Click here to check it out.

Check out the article on the Hickman's Crossroads 4-H Club!