Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

April, 2023
2023 Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program

Does your child enjoy working with animals? If so, the Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn more about raising and showing chickens through a hands-on experience! Join us for the first meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at 5:30pm to learn more about the program.

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Livestock Club Interest Meeting

Does your child like animals, but you aren't ready to start your own livestock projects at home? The Yancey County 4-H Livestock Club has a great new opportunity for youth to learn more about livestock species, without having to own an animal! Join us on Monday, April 24th at 4:00pm for an interest meeting about this club.

Livestock skillathon provides youth opportunities to learn about multiple livestock species and work with animals, but not have the large time commitment of owning and caring for an animal. Youth will compete as a team on a variety of livestock related topics. Some of these topics include anatomy and breeds of an animal, feed used in an animal diet, wholesale and retail cuts of meat derived from an animal, and production and management of animals. Livestock species studied include swine, sheep, goats and beef.

1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from 4:00-5:00pm
@ Yancey Extension Office
Additional farm days, clinics and competitions as announced!

Open to youth ages 8 and up!
Contact Jordan for more information!

Save the Date: 2023 4-H Fishing Day

Our 2023 4-H Fishing Day will be Saturday, May 13th at Toe River Campground! Registration starts at 7:30am
and fishing starts at 8am until 11am.
- Open to Ages 15 & under! Youth do NOT have to be a 4-H member to participate
- Youth 15 and under do not have to have a fishing license
- Bring your fishing pole, bait, chair & bucket
4-H News: Beef Club Starts the 2023 WNC Dairy Steer Project!

The 2023 WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Steer Project kicked off on Saturday, April 1st! Two of our Yancey 4-H Beef Club members received their calves, learned about proper nutrition and fed their first of many bottles! Over the next few months, these youth will learn how to care for, raise and show their calves. This all leads up to the final event of the youth showing them in the WNC Mountain State Fair. After the fair, the calves are sold and youth receive the money from the sale.

Would your child be interested in participating in this project? Annual registration happens in February, so be on the lookout in 2024!
4-H News: Longshots Advance to the State Wildlife Competition!

On Saturday, March 18th, the Yancey County 4-H Longshots Club competed at the District 8 North Carolina Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament in Vale, NC. Eleven youth from Yancey County Longshots participated in the tournament: Becca Carroll, Hunter Wilson, Macy Carroll, Liam Ayers, Makenna Carroll, Hudson Hilliard, Bradley Jeffords, Isaac Miller, Jonathan Riddle, Sam Gantt and Hunter Geouge.  These individuals competed in the disciplines of Rifle, Shotgun, Archery and Hunting Skills. The Longshots placed first in the Hunter Skills discipline, second in the Trap and Archery disciplines, and third in Rifle. The team placed second overall, which qualifies them to advance to the State Competition on April 29th in Ellerbe, NC.

Is your child interested in participating in Longshots, but you are still on the waiting list? We will be having a fun shoot and cookout on Thursday, May 11th at 5:30pm. This event is open to all 4-H members (not just longshots club members)! Youth can learn more about our longshots club while getting some range time and making new friends! Contact Jordan for more information.
Yancey County 4-H Summer Internship Now Accepting Applications!

Yancey County 4-H is now accepting applications for an intern (Age 15-21) to assist with 2023 Summer Fun programs. Interns will gain experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation as well as skills in public speaking, time management, and youth development. Position descriptions are linked below. To apply, please complete the application form. Applications are due no later than May 1st at 5 p.m.

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Adults, We Need Your Help!

Yancey County 4-H is currently seeking volunteers to help with the following 4-H programs:

-Co-leader for a new fitness club
-Leader for a new cooking club
-Volunteer to teach summer art workshops

If you would be interested in helping with any of these opportunities, please contact Jordan for more information. Time commitments vary, but are generally around 5-10 hours per month. Potential 4-H volunteers must pass reference and background checks.

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Complete this Short Survey for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

We have almost reached our target number of responses for our Yancey County 4-H Neds Assessment! Click the link below to take this short survey and be entered to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards! This survey is open to all adults, including parents, teachers and community members!

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NEW Text Reminder System!

Yancey County 4-H is excited to announce our new text reminder system! This system will be use to send out text reminders for upcoming meetings and events. You will only receive messages for clubs and events your child is involved in. You must complete the sign up form below to opt-in and receive messages. Contact Jordan if you have any questions (!

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Purchase Your Yancey County 4-H T-shirts at the Extension Office!

We still have a few Yancey County 4-H T-shirts available for sale at the Extension Office! The shirts are $15 each and we have sizes Youth Large - Adult 3XL remaining. We accept cash or check (made to Yancey County 4-H).

Tuesday, April 4th 5:30pm: Tri-County Chick to Chicken Meeting (General Care)

Tuesday, April 4th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting @ Yancey Humane Society (All Groups)

Thursday, April 6th 6:00pm: Horse Club Meeting

Thursday, April 6th 6:00pm: Longshots Junior Practice

Monday, April 10th 8:00am: WHEP Field Trip

Tuesday, April 11th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #1)

Tuesday, March 14th 6:00pm: Beef Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th 3:00pm: Homeschool Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th 4:00pm: LEGO Club Meeting (Group #1)

Thursday, April 13th 6:00pm: Longshots Senior Practice

Monday, April 17th 4:00pm: Arts & Crafts Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 18th 4:00pm: Electric Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 18th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #2)

Tuesday, April 18th 5:30pm: Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program Adoption Day

Tuesday, April 18th 6:00pm: Outdoor Adventures Club Meeting

Wednesday, April
19th 4:00pm: LEGO Club Meeting (Group #2)

Thursday, April 20th 5:30pm: Yancey County 4-H Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday, April 20th 6:00pm: Longshots Junior Practice

Friday, April 21st 6:00pm: Yancey County 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

Saturday, April 22nd 8:00am- West District 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training

Monday, April 24th 4:00pm: Livestock Club Interest Meeting

Tuesday, April 25th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #3)

Tuesday, April 25th 5:30pm: Rabbit Club Interest Meeting

Thursday, April 27th 6:00pm: Longshots Senior Practice

Saturday, April 29th 1:00pm: State Wildlife Youth Hunter Safety Tournament
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