September 27, 2019 
October 4-H Family Newsletter
4-H 101
Come Learn about 4-H!
4-H is more than just cows and agriculture. While we pride ourselves on our history, we continue to meld to the new and every changing passions of the young people we work with today.

Join us Monday, October 7th for a brief introduction into Moore County 4-H.
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National 4-H Week Banner - October 6-12 2019
National 4-H Week is October 6 - 12 and the theme is "Inspire Kids to Do." Let's take some time during National 4-H Week to get active and learn by doing!

Youth & Family Opportunities
Potato Gleaning
Regional Sweet Potato Gleaning Event
Harnett County 4-H has confirmed the date for the 2019 4-H Sweet Potato  Gleaning on October 5, 2019. They hope to glean as many sweet potatoes as possible to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (serving 34 counties).  They are extending an invitation to 4-H members, families and community members from Moore, Cumberland, Lee, Sampson, Wake and Johnston county to join in their efforts. The last  gleaning Harnett County hosted led to 33,000 pounds of sweet potatoes  being pulled from the ground and providing over 70,000 servings to families in need.

Here is the registration link to sign up your family, club or group. This Google Form will make sure they have the contact information for each person/group attending so they can update you once the farmer lets them know which field they will be  gleaning. Please share this event and help us fight hunger in 34 North Carolina counties.

To make the event even better, the NC State "Glean Machine" will be at our gleaning. Built by NC State engineers and students, the motorized cart is designed to cut the amount of produce that growers leave in their fields. It can carry four people low enough to the ground so that they can quickly and more easily harvest the last of a crop.

If you have any questions about the gleaning, please contact Jackie Helton at or by phone at 910-814-6027.

Group of 4-H members and families Potato Gleaning
Open House
NC State Open House
The NC State Open House is an opportunity for youth and families to learn more about what the university has to offer.  There is no formal schedule so you have the chance to learn about everything that interests you while on campus.

Date: Saturday, October 19
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Millstone 4-H Camp Fundraising Event
Join Millstone 4-H Camp for a night of fun, food and music at the third annual Pickin in the Pines benefit concert in Ellerbe, North Carolina with first-class Bluegrass acts: The Grascals, Chatham Rabbits and Long Gone Bluegrass! The event provides scholarships for North Carolina youth to attend summer camp at Millstone.   
Pickin' in the Pines Event Flyer
Fall Family Camp
Fall Family Camp
Millstone 4-H Camp Center is hosting a Fall Family Camp October 25-27th.  Spend a weekend disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with your family. Enjoy activities like climbing the rock wall, paddling around Lake Millstone, target sports and pumpkin carving.

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NC 4-H International Exchange Program
2020 NC 4-H International Exchange
Are you interested in possibly experiencing other cultures from around the world? Did you know that the NC 4-H International Exchange Program can help make that a reality for you? Information for the 2020 Outbound Opportunities can now be found on the NC 4-H International Exchange Website!

2020 Outbound Opportunities: Japan, Costa Rica, South Korea, Taiwan, Norway, and Romania.

Applications are due Friday, November 8, 2019
Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in becoming involved with the 4-H program as a volunteer, now is the perfect time to do so. We have recuperated from summer and have more flexibility to work with new potential volunteers to get all of the appropriate paperwork complete and allow for required training opportunities prior to the new 4-H year beginning January 1, 2020.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Advisory Committee Member
Traditional 4-H Club Leader
Traditional 4-H Club Co-Leader
SPIN Club Leader
SPIN Club Co-Leader
Project Leader
Summer Program Leader
Community Events Representative
Presentation Judge
Artistic Writer
Upcoming Volunteer Training Opportunities
South Central District 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Association Fall Day
There are 19 counties that make up the South Central District. Some things to expect when you attend Fall Day will include a district business meeting along with a few training opportunities and lunch. We pay dues to participate in the district volunteer association, so it is worthwhile to have representation from Moore County. Please recognize that I am unable to provide transportation to this event this year because this is my wedding date. 
Dates: November 2, 2019
Location: Wadesboro, NC
Register Fee: $12 (covered by Moore County 4-H)
Registration: Click Here
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 21st

South Central District 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Fall Day 2019 Save the Date for Saturday November 2nd

NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Conference
This is my most recommended conference for our 4-H volunteers to attend. This conference is great for new volunteers as well as those that have been involved for years! This conference offers a broad range of workshop activities, incorporates time with your district and allows time to network and learn with other 4-H volunteers and staff from throughout the state. Moore County attends Saturday during the day - this is an all day event. Breakfast and lunch are provided and a carpool option from Carthage will be available. 
Date: February 1, 2020
Location: Durham, NC
Registration Fee: $20  ($75 covered by Moore County 4-H)
Registration Deadline: January 3, 2020
NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Conference Save the Date Flyer - January 31 through February 2nd 2020