February 8, 2019 
February 4-H Family Newsletter
Youth Achievement & Volunteer Appreciation
Moore County 4-H Celebration!
Join us as we celebrate our 4-H members great achievements and recognize our volunteers for everything they do for our program. Our entertainment will be a little different this year with a series of fun "minute to win it" games. As always, we will have great food and fun door prizes!  We are still taking nominations for Member of the Year and Volunteer(s) of the Year Please submit nominations by Monday, February 11th! 
If you would like your 4-H pictures to be added to our slideshow, please email them to Sarah Miller or upload to this Google Drive.
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Theme: "4-H is Your Ticket to Fun"
Dinner: Families are asked to bring a dish to share
Location: Cooperative Extension Office - Carthage, NC
RSVP Required:  RSVP online  or call (910) 947-3188
RSVP Deadline: February 18
Survey Says
Has 4-H Impacted You or Your Family?
Moore County 4-H wants to continue to improve how we support the youth and families in our county. We strive to accomplish this by providing quality training opportunities for our volunteers, providing project resources for our members and volunteers, supporting youth attending district and state events, supporting  educators with in school curriculum, providing high quality camps opportunities at discounted rates and offering collaborative programs with like-minded organizations.

To financially support our programs, we submit grants, solicit donations and collect user fees.  In an effort to help support our grant proposals and donation requests, can you take a Brief Questionnaire ?   
NC State Extension 4-H International Exchange
Host Families Needed for 4-H International Exchange  
North Carolina 4-H offers opportunities for members and their families to become part of a growing tradition that includes leadership, cultural exploration and fun! Through the Inbound and Outbound programs provided through NC 4-H, families gain experiences and shared memories that will last a lifetime!

North Carolina 4-H is searching for host families for Summer 2019. Inbound students will be coming from Japan and Costa Rica. Host families will be assigned a sibling of the same gender as their own child and within 2-3 years of age of their own child. The host sibling age range is 10-18. 
Youth Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities
Please be sure to monitor our Youth Scholarships Website for updated youth scholarship opportunities.

Teen Retreat - girl standing in the woods
South Central District Teen Retreat
Teen Retreat is an opportunity for 4-H members to come together  to participate in workshops, community service work, and outdoor activities. Transportation to and from Carthage, overnight lodging and most meals are covered in the registration cost. We are still waiting on finalized details, but anticipate the cost to be around $40. If you would like to attend, please email Sarah Miller so we can be sure to provide the information as soon as it becomes available.
Date: March 9-10
Cost: ~ $40 (~ $50 sponsored by Moore County 4-H)
Location: Millstone 4-H Center - Ellerbe, NC
Bee hanging out in a flower with text reading 4-H Beekeeping Essay
NC 4-H Beekeeping Essay 
4-H youth are encouraged 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 express their working knowledge and research of the craft of beekeeping.
Submission Deadline: February 15
North Carolina Youth Institute
NC Youth Institute 
The North Carolina Youth Institute is a life-changing experience at North Carolina State University where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in North Carolina and around the world.  Students research issues they care about, and propose their ideas to solve these challenges.
Submission Deadline: March 1
NC State Environmental Career Day Photo
NC State Environmental Career Day
This will be a fantastic, hands-on event for students to explore a wide variety of unique environmental majors at NC State and the exciting careers to which they can lead.  High school students who are considering majors related to the environment are encouraged to attend.
Date: March 23
Open House
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Open House 
Go behind the scenes at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and NC State Veterinary Hospital during their annual open house. The o pen house includes hospital tours, visits with animals of all shapes and sizes, exhibits on veterinary medicine and animal care from students, faculty and staff, and much more. 
Date: March 30
Save the Date
4-H County Activity Day
Presentations and public speaking are routinely recognized as one of the most valuable life skills 4-H can offer!  County Activity Day  (CAD)  provides an opportunity for youth to communicate by sharing their voice and/or showcasing their talents. CAD opportunities include: presentations, public speaking, impromptu, interpretive reading, storytelling, char-grill, dance, vocal, instrumental, skits, etc. Participants are free to select topics as long as they are 4-H appropriate.
Date: Saturday, April 13
Horticulture Science Summer Institute
Horticulture Science Summer Institute 
High school students are invited to spend a week at NC State University climbing trees, grafting tomatoes, snacking on raspberries, discovering new genes and so much more. The Horticultural Science Summer Institute is a residential, hands-on, pre-college program designed to engage youth into the many career opportunities within horticulture. 
Date: July 7-12
Dressage Horse Show
Horse Programs & Events
Moore County 4-H Horse Eligibility Cards
Members who plan to show at the 4-H District and State Horse Shows are required to complete a Horse Eligibility Card (one for each potential horse). The process to submit your Horse Eligibility Cards has changed, so please be sure to read thoroughly and make note of deadlines! 
Families must complete a Horse Eligibility Card Request Form for each horse they might exhibit. Please complete the Horse Eligibility Card Request Form(s) by March 4 . The completed Horse Eligibility Cards will then be printed and sent to the appropriate  club leader for review and signature. Families will then be responsible for bringing the cards in for the 4-H Agent's signature. The 4-H Agent will not sign the form prior to the club leader and will not sign for members who are not enrolled in 4HOnline . Please call ahead to be sure the 4-H Agent will be in the office if you expect to get the card signed that day. You may also choose to drop off the card(s) and we can mail them once they are signed. The deadline to get the 4-H Agent signature is  Wednesday, March 27th
District Qualifying Show Dates
South: May 4-5 - Lake Waccamaw, NC
North: May 18-19 - Raleigh, NC

NC 4-H Horsemanship Camp
Date: June 9-14
Hen in child's arm
Livestock Programs & Events
Coastal Plains Jr. Livestock Show 
Date: April 22-23
Entry Deadline: February 14

NC 4-H Livestock School & East Coast Extravaganza
Date: March 2-3
Entry Deadline: February 22

Clover Classic Livestock Show
Date: March 16-17
Entry Deadline: February 28

4-H Youth Market Turkey Show
Registration Opens: March 1 at 9am

NC State Livestock Science Camp
Date: June 16-21
Application Deadline: March 15

NC State Poultry Science Summer Institute
Date: June 23-27
Application Deadline: March 31
Volunteer Opportunities
4-H Project Record Book & Portfolio Judges Needed
NC 4-H is seeking judges to review and judge project record books and portfolios. Volunteers are able to  judge for just one day or stay to judge for a few days. Lodging and some meals are covered to volunteers.
Date: April 26-28 - Project Record Books
Date: April 29-May1 - Portfolio Books
Location: Cary, NC
More Information
Registration Deadline: March 15