Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

September, 2022
2022 WNC Mountain State Fair

The 2022 WNC Mountain State Fair will take place September 9-18th.
Upcoming Livestock ShowsLivestock Shows are divided into two categories: Showmanship and Show. Showmanship judges the individual, and how well the participant handles their animal. The Show judges the animal for quality and how they meet specific breed standards.Junior Swine Showmanship & Show- September 16th 4:00pm
Youth Poultry Showmanship Show- September 17th 10:30am
Junior Meat Goat Showmanship - September 17th 4:00pmJunior Meat Goat Show - September 18th 10:00am
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Congratulations to Our Youth Completing Livestock Projects!

Over the weekend, our Beef Club showed at the WNC Mountain State Fair and concluded the 2022 WNC Dairy Steer Project. Multiple youth in Beef Club won individual class awards at the Beef Show! Click the link at the bottom for more information about these youth and their awards.

Our Tri-County Chick to Chicken and Tri-County Small Animal programs concluded with their show at the Avery County Fair.

Our Livestock Club members showed their pigs and goats at the Avery County Fair, and will show at the WNC Mountain State Fair this upcoming weekend (September 16th-18th).

We are so proud of all of these youth for their hard work in their livestock projects this year. These programs would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our 4-H volunteers, so we would like to say a BIG thank you to all of our 4-H volunteers. A special shout out to our Beef Club volunteers Lynn Austin, Barry Austin, April McCurry and Adam McCurry, and Livestock Club volunteer Amber Hammond for the hard work and dedication they put in to teaching these youth skills they will use for the rest of their lives!

Reminder: All 4-H Livestock Project Record Books are due September 30th at 5:00pm to the Yancey Extension Office. Remember that if you are a Yancey County 4-H Member, by turning in your COMPLETE 4-H Project Record Book (the one with the large clover on the front), which follows all of the guidelines listed on the 101 tip sheet, each youth will receive $25 and will be entered into the record book contest for a chance to win additional prize money and awards.

Click below to sign up for a time slot for one-on-one help with Jordan to complete your record book!
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Welcome to our New Intern Samantha Laws!

We are excited to announce that our Yancey County Cooperative Extension Intern this semester will be Samantha Laws! Samantha is a member of our 4-H Beef Club and is passionate about animal science and learning about Cooperative Extension. She will be helping with programs and events across all programs (Ag, FCS and 4-H) from now until the conclusion of her internship in December.

Samantha has already planned and created her first 4-H activity: 4-H STEM Exploration At-home Kits. See the information below to learn more about these free kits. Welcome Samantha!

4-H STEM Exploration
At-home Kits

Created by our intern, Samantha Laws, this program allows youth to complete their own science experiments, at home! A limited number of free kits are available for youth. Each kit contains the materials and instructions to complete 3 different science experiments. Pick yours up today from the Yancey County Cooperative Extension. Youth must be a 4-H member to participate. Only 1 box per family.
Adult Sewing Class

The Yancey County 4-H Sewing Club is excited to announce an adult beginner sewing class on Thursday, September 29th from 5-7pm. This class is open to adults of all skill levels, no prior experience is required. The class will be taught by our Yancey County 4-H Sewing Club volunteers! The cost of the class is $20, and all proceeds will go to the Yancey County 4-H Sewing Club.

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Homeschool Club Interest Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, September 14th at 3:00 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center for an interest meeting for the 2022-23 Yancey County 4-H Homeschool Club! In this club, homeschooled youth ages 5-18 can learn about a variety of topics from STEM, to nutrition and cooking and more, all while making new friends. We hope to see you there!
September Volunteer Spotlight

For the month of September, Yancey County 4-H would like to spotlight two of our volunteers, Kimberly Montgomery and JJ Wise. Kimberly and JJ are the adult and teen volunteer leaders for our 4-H Arts & Crafts Club! Arts & Crafts Club is open to youth ages 5-18! Kimberly and her son, JJ, both have a passion for sharing their love of arts & crafts with Yancey County youth. Each month, youth participate in a variety of different projects which they get to take home with them, from painting, to mosaics and more!

Arts & Crafts Club would not be possible without the dedication and time which Kimberly and JJ give to Yancey County 4-H. So next time you see them, be sure to thank them for all they do for the youth of Yancey County!

If your child is interested in the Arts & Crafts Club, the next meeting will take place on Monday, October 10th at 4:00pm at the Yancey Cooperative Extension.

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 havesizes Youth Large - Adult 3XL remaining. We accept cash or check (made to Yancey County 4-H).
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 13th 5:30pm- 4-H Sewing Club Meeting (Group # 3)

Wednesday, September 14th 3:00pm - 4-H Homeschool Club Interest Meeting

Saturday, September 17th 8:00am - Poultry Showmanship @ WNC Mountain State Fair

Saturday, September 17th  - Meat Goat Show @ WNC Mountain State Fair

Monday, September 19th 4:00pm- Electric Club Interest Meeting

Monday, September 19th 4:00pm- Outdoor Adventures Club Meeting: Survival Skills

Tuesday, September 20th 5:30pm- 4-H Sewing Club Meeting (Group # 1)

Thursday, September 29th 5:00pm- Adult Beginner Sewing Class

Saturday, October 1st- State 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament @ Millstone 4-H Camp

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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