March 2022
Events at a Glance...

21st - 26th - N.C. A&T Small Farms Week

1st - Achievement Night (Tentative)
8th - Summer Internship Applications Due
20th - 21st - Pollinator Theme Camp

Want to see what's coming up in Guilford County? View our calendar in real time!
VLA and County Council
County Council and VLA will meeting on March 1st at 6:30 PM.
VLA will meet via Zoom.
County Council will meet via Zoom.
If you would like the information for the Zoom link for VLA, contact Sarah
If you would like the information for the Zoom link for County Council, contact Meredith.
Don't Forget to Enroll!
Don't forget to enroll in 4-H for 2022 in 4-H Online! Please enroll your youth as soon as possible!

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4-H Online Resources Page
Save the Date! Pollinator Camp
We will be having a pollinator-themed camp April 20 - 21. More information to come about this fun opportunity exploring our pollinators and how they affect our environment!
Project Record Book Judges Needed
The State 4-H Office is in need of volunteers to help judge Project Record Books and Portfolios. The judging will take place April 22-24 and April 25-27 in Cary.

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Please direct all questions to Meredith. Applications submitted outside of the application form will not be accepted.
STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm
NC State University has partnered with Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Health and Human Services, to develop and share “STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm”. All Modules and Units are absolutely FREE! They were created by experts and open the door for you to learn about food preservation, backyard produce cultivation, farm animals, and the importance of bees, just to name a few topics. Your very own home kitchen and yard will be your personal learning laboratories.

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NCSU Livestock Science Camp
June 12-17
The camp program will consist of 5.5 days of residential programming capped at 40 youth. The camp is open to youth ages 15-18. Camp fee is $900, but there is no application fee and no payments will be collected until selected applicants submit complete registration packet.

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Registration Now Open!
Registration for the Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show is now open. The show will be held April 12-13 in Hillsborough, NC. Registration ends March 15th.

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Small Farms Week
Extension at A&T’s 36th annual tribute to small-scale agriculture is set for March 21-26 and will feature educational programs, panel discussions, tours, and the unveiling of a new Small Farmer of the Year. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for updates, including a webpage with online registration.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines. The program provides full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years.
Application deadline is February 15th.

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Horticultural Science Summer Institute
Applications are open for the 2022 Horticultural Science Summer Institute. This in-person, weeklong, residential pre-college program is for high school youth to explore the wondrous world of horticulture. July 10-15.

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and Application

NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship
All youth who have exhibited a livestock animal at the N.C. State Fair are eligible to apply for this scholarship,
regardless of breed, class or show placement. Showmen and previous showmen are encouraged to apply for
scholarships each year. Due March 1st.


Upcoming State Livestock Events

"Art Feeds the Soul" Quilt Show
March 9-12
The Burlington Carousel Quilt Guild and the Alamance Piecemakers Quilt Guild have joined forces to sponsor a quilt show at the Elon Community Church UCC in Elon. Members of the community who are interested in learning to sew a quilt block are invited to sit at a sewing machine and make a 9-Patch block. There will be 100 quilts on display (4 of which were made by a Guilford County VLA member!)

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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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