Cape Fear Fair & Expo 4-H Goat Show & Clinic

Youth do NOT have to own goats or have ANY previous experience with goats/showing to participate in this event!!!!!!  All levels of experience are welcome!!!!

The Cape Fear Fair & Expo 4-H Goat Show and Clinic (Formerly the Pender County 4-H Goat Show) will be held on October 27, 2012 at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo in Wilmington along with the 4-H Rabbit Show and Skillathon!  Registration will begin at 2:30pm with the clinic and show to follow at 3:00pm.  No goat showing experience is necessary!  Just come as you are and goats will be supplied for you to show!  The cost is FREE, thanks to our sponsors, Farm Bureau and Farm Credit of Pender County.  All participants will receive a goody bag and event t-shirt!  All participants will WIN an award and have their photo taken at the goat show!  There will even be an optional costume class you can enter!  Youth have to be ages 5-18 as of January 1, 2012 to participate!

Please see the flyer and registration form for more information:

2012 Goat Show Flyer & Registration Form

*Registration is due by Friday, October 12, 2012*


4-H NC Governor’s Page Program

North Carolina 4-H is excited to offer the opportunity to our 4-H’ers to serve as a Governor’s Page once again this year during National 4-H Week – October 8-12, 2012. We are very excited to have the opportunity .  There will be 12 youth selected to serve during National 4-H Week.

Each applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old, and in good academic standing with their schools. If appointed to serve during the school year, the school must grant prior approval.

All applications must be sent back to 4-H Agent, Lauren Langley in the 4-H office before processing in the Governor’s Office. Do not send them to the Page Office.  They are due by August 28 – NOT POSTMARKED – but IN 4-H OFFICE DATE. So please see the application attached if you are interested. If you need more information on the program and specific requirements, please see their website at:
Application: 4-H Governors Page Application

Pender County 4-H youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

Above Photo:  (From Left to Right) Back Row: Pender County Commissioner, Chester Ward and Pender County Manager, Mickey Duvall.  Front Row: Pender County Commissioner, F.D. Rivenbark, Pender County 4-H Member, Ryan Teeter, and Pender County Commissioner, Jimmy Tate

A 4-H’er from Pender County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina August 17-18, 2012. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the third year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government.

The 4-H’er who attended from Pender County was Ryan Teeter of Hampstead, NC.  Over 110 youth and adults from over 65 counties in North Carolina attended this event.  The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

For more information on the 4-H program in Pender County, please contact 4-H Agent, Lauren Langley at 910-259-1235 or

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,400 adult and youth volunteers.

Photo from banquet at NCACC Youth Summit:

 From left to right: F.D. Rivenbark, Chester Ward (in back), Ryan Teeter, Jimmy Tate

Teen Leadership Council

Looking for a unique leadership opportunity?  Well, look no further than 4-H!  Pender County 4-H is starting a Teen Leadership Council for youth ages 13-18 as of January 1.

Join a group of your peers to develop leadership skills, participate in community service projects, and help guide the county 4-H program. This council meets monthly and refreshments are provided. You do not have to be a current 4-H member to join.

Some of the projects youth will be working on will be leading a county-wide community service project, National 4-H Week, and planning various 4-H activities/camps for their peers to take part in.  Youth will gain valuable life skills such as leadership, public speaking, setting goals, and becoming workforce ready.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5th (note date change) from 6:00-7:30pm in the agriculture building auditorium located on 801 S. Walker St. Burgaw, NC.  Please RSVP to at least one prior to meeting date.

Please see the flyer for more information regarding meetings:

Teen Leadership Council Flyer

4-H Rabbit Skillathon & Showmanship

Announcing the 10th annual 4-H Rabbit Show at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo on October 27th!  In honor of their 10 year anniversary, there will be a rabbit skillathon element added!  The rabbit skillathon and showmanship is sponsored by New Hanover County 4-H and Cape Fear Area Rabbit 4-H Club.  You do not have to own a rabbit to participate in the show, there will be several available for you to borrow and show (please indicate you need a rabbit on your registration form).  Also, volunteers are needed to help with the skillathon stations, please let Leslie Wilson, 4-H Agent in New Hanover County know if you are interested by emailing her at

2012 Rabbit Show Flyer and Entry Form

Rabbit Skillathon Study Guide

Rabbit Showmanship

Entry Form Due to the New Hanover County Extension Center by Friday October 12, 2012.