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4-H Night with the Asheville Tourists

Join fellow West District 4-H families at “4-H Night with the Asheville Tourists” on Monday, August 1st.  4-H members and families will be able to watch the Asheville Tourists baseball team play against the Charleston River Dogs (NY Yankees affiliate) at McCormick Field in Asheville starting at 7:05 p.m.  4-Her’s will have the opportunity to do … Continue reading

Sew Cool Sewing Camp

Buncombe County 4-H is offering an exciting workshop for beginning sewers!!  In our “Sew Cool Sewing Camp” youth will learn the basics of sewing.  We will begin with learning about sewing equipment and tools, learning how to thread a sewing machine, learning to lay out a pattern, and we will all make our very own … Continue reading

Introductory Robotics Class for Buncombe 4-H Members

Terminator has nothing on your robot — because yours is REAL!  Sign up for this exciting two-day workshop and learn how to program your own smart robot to think, “see” its surroundings and take action.  You’ll use sensors, motors, and a really cool graphics-based programming language.  4-H participants will use a robot to perform tasks … Continue reading

Tomato Canning Class for 4-H Members

Are your tomato plants producing so many tomatoes that you can’t seem to consume them all before they go bad?  If so, come learn about the basics of canning tomatoes with other youth in Buncombe County.  Our very own Buncombe County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, Ms Cathy Hohenstein, will be leading the class and talking … Continue reading

2011 Mountain State Fair

It’s hard to believe but summer is almost over and the Mountain State Fair is just around the corner!!  The 2011 Mountain State Fair will take place September 9th-18th at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher.  Information is available for many of the contests including livestock, cooking, horticulture, and general exhibits.  If you might be … Continue reading

North Carolina 4-H Forestry Judging Contest

Information is available for this year’s North Carolina 4-H Forestry Judging Contest.  Please share the information below with any of your 4-H friends who might be interested in participating.   2011 NC 4-H Forestry Contest October 15, 2011 Schenck Memorial Forest Raleigh, NC   The state contest will consist of: –   Tree Identification – 25 … Continue reading

Livestock Showmanship Clinic

There will be a livestock showmanship clinic at the WNC Agricultural Center on Saturday, August 6th at 9:00 a.m.  This clinic is open to ANY youth who are interested in learning tips on showing any type of livestock.  This clinic is especially beneficial to any 4-H members and youth who are interested in exhibiting livestock … Continue reading

McDowell County Junior Livestock Show

The 65th Annual McDowell County Junior Livestock Show will take place on Saturday, August 6th at the McDowell Agricultural Center in Marion, NC.  Youth between the ages of 5 and 19 (on the day of the show) are eligible to participate.  The entry deadline to participate is Friday, July 22nd. For additional information and to … Continue reading

Buncombe 4-H Mini Garden Visits

Master Gardener Suzanne Wodek and 4-H Agent Holly Jordan hit the road this week to do the first of two visits to all of the 4-H’ers participating in the 4-H Mini-Garden Project. Suzanne was very impressed with all of the hard work that our 4-H’ers have put into their gardens this year and the great improvement that she has … Continue reading

Buncombe County 4-H Livestock Judging Team Succeedes!!

Members of the 2011 Buncombe County 4-H Livestock Judging Team were quite successful at the 2011 North Carolina 4-H Livestock Judging Contest which was held in Raleigh on June 28th.  Team members were scored based on their placings of cattle, swine, goat, and sheep classes as well as their oral reasons for their placings.  We’d … Continue reading