Brunswick County 4-H

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

July 19, 2011

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 12:25 pm

Wildlife in North Carolina magazine is proud to announce the 7th annual installment of our highly popular & wildly successful photo competition. The Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition aims to encourage people to participate in nature photography, thereby fostering greater understanding and appreciation of NC’s wildlife & wild places. Winning photographs will be published in the January-February 2012 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina.  Visit for more information about the competition.

Photos will be judged in 10 categories:

  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • Wild Landscapes:The peaks, valleys, plains and beaches of North Carolina.
  • Wild Plants:Wild-growing plants and fungi only, including their flowers, leaves, fruits and other parts. Absolutely no cultivated plants will be accepted.
  • Outdoor Recreation:Show how people interact with North Carolina’s natural world through activ­ities that are inextricably linked to nature, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing or canoeing.
  • Animal Behavior:Anything animals do, from every­day activities to interactions with other animals to unusual behavior.
  • Youth Photographer, 13–17:Any of the above subjects, shot by photographers under 18.
  • Youth Photographer, 12 & under: Any of the above subjects, shot by children 12 and younger.



Horse Photography Workshop & Contest February 25, 2011

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 11:23 am

The Silver Spurs Club is sponsoring a Horse Photography class, Thursday, March 3, 2011. The class size is limited,so please call the office to sign up as soon as possible. The class will be held at BCC, Building B room 127 at 7:00pm.  For more information, please call Silver Spurs club leader, Marie Yurgel at (910) 655-8990.

Learn more about how you can participate in the State 4-H Equine Artistic Expressions Contest in the Horse Photography Division.  Entries are due to the Brunswick Couunty 4-H office by April 25th.


Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program- Top Winners Receive $10,000 February 22, 2011

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:05 am

Every year, Kohl’s recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. This year we are recognizing more than 2,100 kids with more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations are accepted from now until March 15th!


Raise turkeys for the NC State Fair! February 20, 2011

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:46 am

The 4-H Youth Market Turkey Program begins in June when youth receive day-old turkey poults from NCSU’s poultry facility.  For 5 months, each youth is responsible for raising 1 to 4 poults.  In October, they enter their best turkey.  On the 1st Friday of the NC State Fair each participant is placed in a class with 15 or less competitors.  Youth show their bird & answers judges’ questions.  The overall weight of the turkey, the muscling in the breast & legs, and how well each youth has taken care of their bird are all evaluated. Ribbons & placement money are awarded.  1st place winners in each class compete in an overall class for grand champion. Visit the following link:   for more information about this program.  In order to participate in this event, please sign up with the Brunswick County 4-H office by February 25th.


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!