Volunteer to Help with the 2017 National Agriculture Day

Volunteer to Help with the 2017 National Agriculture Day

We are looking for a few great volunteers who are willing to spend Tuesday, March 21st reading books and leading a hands-on activity for students in local elementary schools.  All materials and books will be provided to you from the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Service.  This is a great way show your support of agriculture! Last … Continue reading

Spring 4-H Livestock Events

Spring 4-H Livestock Events

With lots of upcoming 4-H livestock events, we thought we would post a brief update.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of this information please contact the Buncombe County Extension office at (828) 255-5522. What: Advanced Livestock Judging When: Starting in March we meet once a month leading up to the State Competition … Continue reading

2016 Buncombe County 4-H Awards

2016 Buncombe County 4-H Awards

What better way to recognize the accomplishments of your 4-H members, club, and leaders than to recognize them with Buncombe County 4-H Awards.  You have this opportunity and it is as simple as filling out the nomination forms below. Buncombe County 4-H will be giving special recognition to our 4-H Members of the Year, Clubs of … Continue reading

Sign Up NOW for 2017 Summer 4-H Camp

Sign Up NOW for 2017 Summer 4-H Camp

It might seem early but NOW is the time to reserve your spot for 4-H summer camp. Buncombe County 4-H will be attending summer 4-H camp the week of June 25-30, 2017 at Betsy Jeff-Penn 4-H Camping Center in Reidsville, NC.  Summer camp is available for any youth between the ages of 8-12 for regular camp and … Continue reading

2017 Horticultural Science Summer Institute

2017 Horticultural Science Summer Institute

Horticultural Science Summer Institute, July 9-14, 2017 The Horticultural Science Summer Institute will be July 9-14, 2017 and is sponsored by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program with the Department of Horticultural Science and the JC Raulston Arboretum. High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a weeklong, residential horticulturalexperience on the campus of NC State … Continue reading

4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training in Swannanoa

4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training in Swannanoa

After 5 years we are finally having a 4-H Volunteer Shooting Sports Training back here in the Western part of the state!  Nationally certified 4-H Shooting  Sports instructors from our state will direct the learning experiences. Mark your calendars for this exciting opportunity. The training will be held Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Friday … Continue reading

2017 West District 4-H Horse Show

2017 West District 4-H Horse Show

Below is the link for the 2017 West District Horse Show Packet.  This year’s show will be on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th.  There are a few things you should know before registering for the show: 1. There are several shows across the state that a youth can attend to qualify for the … Continue reading

2017 4-H Horse Eligibility Cards

2017 4-H Horse Eligibility Cards

Attention 4-H Horse Project Members:  All youth interested in showing in 4-H Qualifying Shows or the NC State 4-H Horse Show MUST complete a 2017 Eligibility Card which must be on file in the county Extension office and ALSO be with the 4-H member at all 4-H Horse shows.  Below you will find a link … Continue reading

2017 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

2017 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

Did you know that honey bees maintain a temperature of 92-93F in their hive regardless of the outside temperature? Sounds pretty balmy on a day like today! Encourage your 4-H youth to explore more about the fascinating story of the hardworking honey bee by participating in the North Carolina 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest. The essay provides a platform for youth to creatively … Continue reading