4-H Winter Training Series


Pender County 4-H will be conducting a winter training series focusing on project record books and presentations/public speaking.  This will be a hands-on trainings with materials provided!  Please make plans now to attend one or both trainings being offered!  Both training sessions will be held from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Ag. Building Auditorium located at 801 S. Walker St. Burgaw, NC.

Project Record Books

Monday, January 14, 2013

Presentations/Public Speaking

Monday, January 28, 2013

**The cost is free to attend and is open to 4-H parents, volunteers, and YOUTH!

Registration deadline for both trainings is by Tuesday, January 8, 2013!

Flyer: Winter Series Training Flyer



January/February 2013 4-H Newsletter



Please take a few moments to read the latest 4-H newsletter!  There is a lot of important information and 4-H events/activities coming up!

January/February 2013 4-H Newsletter

*Please make note of the 4-H Achievement Night location change and the community service project that will taking place during that night.

*NEW* 4-H Horse Club Interest Meeting


Pender County 4-H has just recently added a new special interest 4-H club that focuses on horses!  You do not have to own a horse to be part of this club, just an interest in horses!  Youth will be engaged in learning activities focused around horse husbandry such as nutrition, care, grooming, breeds, and more!  Youth will be able to participate in various competitions that the 4-H horse program has to offer such as horse judging, horse bowl, hippology, essay writing, photography, and more!

There will be an interest meeting held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 5:30pm.  The meeting will be located at the Burgaw Library and is open to all youth who have an interest in horses!

For more information, please contact 4-H Agent, Lauren Langley at 910-259-1235 or lauren_langley@ncsu.edu.

2012 4-H Program Survey

The end of year is near and with that comes a time for reflection back on the 2012 4-H program year.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey about 2012.   The survey is designed so that 4-H parents, members, and volunteers can take it. The results from this survey will help continue to make the best better in Pender County 4-H for 2013!  We truly appreciate your feedback and support of 4-H!

Survey Link: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/surveybuilder/form.cfm?testid=15353


4-H Rabbit Competition in Sampson County


Want to become involved in showing animals or competing with your knowledge of animals?  If so, rabbits are a great place to start!  There are a lot of youth in 4-H that are involved in showing rabbits, rabbit projects, and rabbit skillathon!

You too, can join the bunny frenzy and start learning more about rabbits!  A great way to get started is by going to a rabbit competition!  Sampson County Cooperative Extension and 4-H is hosting a rabbit competition on February 16, 2013 from 9:00am- 2:00pm at the Sampson County Livestock Facility in Clinton, NC.  All counties have been invited to participate!

There will be three age categories: 5-8 Cloverbuds, 9-13 Junior, and 14-18 Senior.  The competition is broken down into four divisions: breed identification, anatomy, judging, and showmanship.  All participants will receive a ribbon!  No experience is necessary, you can come to learn!  If you have questions regarding the competition, please contact the coordinator: Rob Richardson at 910-533-2410!

You must register with Sampson County 4-H by February 11, 2013 by calling 910-592-7161!

FMI, please see the show flyer: Sampson County Rabbit Competition

Pender County 4-H’ers Ride in Burgaw Christmas Parade


Twenty-one Pender County 4-H members, parents, and volunteers rode on a float in the Burgaw Christmas Parade that was held this past Saturday, December 8, 2012!  The theme of the float was “4-H Rocks” so everyone was decked out in green/white and 4-H gear!  The float was provided by Old River Farms and was decorated in green lights and green/white candy canes!  While we were waiting in line-up, youth sang camp songs and played Charades!  It was a fun time for all!


Fluffing the garland!

Fluffing the garland!

4-H Sister, Emily and Taylor

4-H Sisters, Emily and Taylor

The decorating crew!

The decorating crew!

Enjoying pizza before the parade!

Enjoying pizza before the parade!

Right before lining up for the parade!

Right before lining up for the parade!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Waving to the crowd!

Waving to the crowd!

Thank you to all the 4-H’ers, parents, and volunteers that came out to help decorate and ride on the float!  We truly do make the best better in Pender County 4-H!

Southeast District Teen Winterfest Meeting


The Southeast District 4-H Council will hold their winter meeting on Monday, January 21, 2013!  This date is a holiday, so most youth should be out of school.  The Winterfest Winter Meeting will be held at the Wayne County Extension Office from 11:00am-3:00pm.  The registration fee will be $7 per person. (Limited county scholarships are available to cover this fee- please see Lauren Langley, 4-H Agent to request a scholarship form)

This is a teen leadership event open to youth ages 13-18 as of January 1.  The district officers have planned a fun event with workshops on team building and cooking with a concluding activity where participants will have something to take home.   Transportation will be provided to and from the event.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!  Registration deadline is January 11, 2013!