March 2024
Events at a Glance...

8th - NCD Rabbit Show Entries Due
21st - EmpowerED Teens Workshop
26th-28th - Spring Break Camp

29th - Holiday Office Closed
30th - Equine Law Tack Room Talk

2nd - VLA Meeting
3rd - "Our Ag Perspective" Photo Contest Deadline
9th - Youth Market Turkey Show Registration
10th - 4-H Presentations Workshop
12th-13th - NCD Teen Retreat
18th - EmpowerED Teens Workshop
19th-24th - National 4-H Conference

Important Dates for 2024
May 7th - County Activity Day
May 18th - Betsy's Bash at BJP
June 15th - District Activity Day
July 7th - 12th - Guilford County at BJP
July 16th - Guilford Dairy Show
July 22nd - 26th - 4-H Congress
August 9th - 10th - Youth Voice

Want to see what's coming up in Guilford County? View our calendar in real time!


VLA's next meeting will be April 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Guilford County Office. Any adults who wish to support 4-H are welcome to attend.

NEW! EmpowerED Teens Workshop Series
Join us for this exciting new workshop series for teens! We'll cover topics like resume building, digital safety, and professional skills, and the series will end with a community service project in June (date TBD).

Dinner will be provided on March 21st. Registration is required. You must be 14-18 years old to participate (age as of January 1, 2024). All registered participants MUST be enrolled in 4-HOnline before March 21st. Questions? Email Meredith.
A Paw-some Spring Break!
Calling all dog lovers! Transform your beloved pet's photo into a work of art. Bring your passion for pets and artistry to the table and submit your designs to compete in the 2nd Annual 4-H Dog Artistic Expressions Competition. Dog ownership not required!
Questions? Email Meredith.
Dog Artistic Expression Competition

The Dog Artistic Expression Contest is back for 2024! Use your creativity to share your love of our canine friends.

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NC State Livestock Science Camp

The NC State Livestock Science Camp is designed for high school students aged 15-18. During the camp, youth will engage with NC State students, faculty, and staff to explore animal science and learn more about the livestock and agricultural industries and related careers. No previous livestock species experience is necessary.

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Our Ag Future, an NC Chamber of Commerce initiative aimed at preserving North Carolina's agricultural heritage and empowering farmers, is launching a photo contest called "Our Ag Perspective."

Eligibility & Age Categories:
Seedlings: Ages 5-11
Sprouts: Ages 12-17

The top three photos in each category will be awarded a cash prize ($200 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third). The deadline for photo submissions is April 3rd.

View submission requirements and submit photos here.
Upcoming State Livestock Events

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.

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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