July 7, 2021

July 4-H Family Newsletter

We are having a blast this summer with all of our summer camps!
Below are some snapshots from our most recent 4-H livestock camps.
Be on the lookout for more pictures from our 2021 Moore County 4-H Summer Fun programs.
Thank you to those who have enrolled as members and volunteers into the new version of 4HOnline in 2021! With Covid restrictions loosening up, we wanted to send out a quick reminder about 4-H enrollment.

While there is still no cost to join North Carolina 4-H, all 4-H members and adult volunteers are required to update and renew their membership annually to maintain active status in our organization. Be sure to v
isit and login with your user name and password from last year. Only create a new account if you have never enrolled in 4HOnline. Please note that registration for many of our NC 4-H events will run through this system, so you must be enrolled in order to participate. Enrolled members are also covered under our general accident insurance while attending 4-H approved activities and events. It is recommended that you DO NOT use Internet Explorer with this system (Firefox or Google Chrome preferred).

More information about 4HOnline can be accessed here or by contacting Sarah Barber, 4-H Youth Development Agent at
  Youth Opportunities
4-H Youth Livestock Circuit Showmanship Competition
The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is just around the corner! This year the showmanship circuit will host shows in: Anson, Cumberland, Guilford, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Stanly, and Union counties. Participation is open to active and enrolled 4-H members anywhere.

Our Moore County show will be held Saturday, September 25th at Hillcrest Park in Carthage. The show is open to all pre-registered circuit show participants as well as any eligible youth participant wishing to show at our individual show (4-H club members, FFA members, any other youth member age 5-18 as of January 1, 2021).

Livestock Circuit Show
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 9th at 5pm
Moore County Showmanship Show Registration Deadline: September 17th

Learn More »

If you would like to learn how to become a local sponsor or to find out how you might be able to assist with the show, please contact our Livestock Agent, Kelly McCaskill at 910-947-3188 or
Have you ever wanted to go on a safari? Now you can from the comfort of your home with 4-H! Join us as youth from all over NC get together and travel virtually across the world through a 3-day summer safari! We will explore Zimbabwe, wildlife, and much more...

Daily Schedule from 10am-11am:
July 14 - Zimbabwe: Safari and Conservation Projects
July 15 - Animal Sanctuary (mystery animals - tune in for wildlife reveal)
July 16 - Sharks and Turtles

Cost: Free

Registration is open to the first 100 youth participants. Registrations are being accepted through Eventbrite.
Moore County 4-H Teen Leadership Council Resumes
Prior to the COVID-19 shut-down from last March, the newly formed Moore County 4-H Teen Leadership Council initially met twice in 2020. Now that most COVID restrictions have eased, the teen leadership council resumed meeting on June 22.

This first meeting of the teen leadership council focused on its purpose and mission. The teens attending the meeting created a statement that explains their mission:
Little changes through service to promote a brighter 4-H future.

The leadership council members will refer to their mission statement as they plan their future activities and projects that will emphasize developing leadership skills among themselves and as youth leaders in Moore County. This group of 4-H youth leaders will also advise Moore County Extension and the Moore County 4-H program on matters that concern youth. Their input will be valuable as Moore County 4-H plans programs and events that will actively engage and involve youth in 4-H.

One of the first projects the Moore County 4-H Teen Leadership Council has planned is to man a booth at the upcoming Robbins Farmers’ Days festival planned for August 5-7. The council members will be present at the festival to promote 4-H and recruit other interested teens into getting involved with the leadership council. In planning for the festival, one of the members, Mars Jones, created a design that will be printed on tee-shirts and will help distinguish and promote the leadership council at the festival. Mars’ design as seen above just demonstrates the leadership ability teens possess, if given the opportunity: little changes through service to promote a brighter 4-H future.

The Moore County 4-H Teen Leadership Council is open to all Moore County youth ages 13-18. For more information about joining this dynamic group of influential teens and tomorrow’s movers and shakers, contact Deborah McGiffin, or Linda Gore, or call Moore County Cooperative Extension, 910-947-3188. The next council meeting is scheduled for July 20 at 6 pm at the Moore County Agricultural Building.
Agricultural Fairs/Shows
Moore County 4-H Livestock Circuit Show
   Show Date: September 25
   Location: Hillcrest Park; 155 Hillcrest Park Lane, Carthage

Moore County Fair
   Dates: September 28 thru October 2

North Carolina State Fair
   Dates: October 14-24
 General Entry Premium Book
   Livestock Entry Premium Book

  Volunteer Opportunities
Multi-County 4-H Volunteer Revolution
Volunteers from Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, New Hanover, and Moore Counties meet quarterly for trainings on various topics. These trainings are geared to provide educational programs for 4-H leaders to become Master 4-H Volunteers.

Upcoming Training Dates:
August 16, 6:30-8:30pm - training in Cumberland County will be in person or virtual
October 18, 6:30-8:30pm - Location TBD

4-H Volunteer Conference of the Southern States
(Regional Volunteer Training)
The 2021 conference is offering a hybrid program with both activities onsite at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia and virtual options available online. Moore County 4-H will cover registration for all enrolled and active volunteers to attend. Transportation to/from Georgia is available with Hoke County 4-H.

Learn More »

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least two weeks prior to each event date to Sarah Barber at (910) 947-3188.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

NC State University and NC A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

Extension's 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. We help over 247,000 young people grow into active, contributing citizens each year.


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