Sampson County 4-H
ALL SAMPSON COUNTY 4-H EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO HELP IN THE EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS. SOME ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A VITUAL PLATFORM. PLEASE NOTIFY OUR OFFICES IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET. IF YOU NEED TO MEET WITH A STAFF MEMBER, PLEASE CALL 910-592-7161 AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU. CALL AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, NO WALK UP WILL BE ALLOWED AT THIS TIME.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020
Our office will be closed to the general public until further notice. Clients may make appointments with staff for urgent matters, in office or field. We will establish a designated “drop off/pick up box” at our office entrance area. Items such as soil boxes, publications, or other correspondence will be collected in this manner with packages clearly labeled for the client or staff member.
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2020 Enrollment, Medical Release, Code of Conduct and Media Release
All 4-H Enrollment, Medical Release, Code of Conduct and Media Release forms must be updated before you can participate in any 4-H events! If you are having issues logging in to your old “family profile” please contact Genny Thompson or Elizabeth Merrill for further assistance.
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2020 Sampson County Ag Day
POSTPONED Until 2021 10-4 p.m.
Calling all 4-H clubs, groups, and members! Sampson County Cooperative Extension is holding it biannual Ag Day event this year on March 21st. We will be located at the Sampson County Ag-Expo Center in Clinton. Join us for a day of fun learning about agriculture while having fun! We will have barn quilt painting, farm animals, pony rides and a live band.
4-H Members looking for community service or leadership hours can volunteer to help out the 4-H Activity Zone! We are also looking 4-Hers willing to share their talents on the Heritage Hall stage.
For more information, scroll over to the Sampson County Ag Day page or call 910-592-7161.
2020 Sampson County 4-H Talent Show
MOVING TO VIRTUAL PLATFORM
Calling all youth with talent! If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, or quote a monolog… WE WANT YOU! Sampson County will be hosting its annual 4-H Talent showcase. Registration is now open! Just refer to the instructions below on how to participate.
S.E. Regional Chicken Project 2020
MOVING TO VIRTUAL PLATFORM
S.E. Regional Chicken Project show will be taking place on Zoom due to COVID-19. Youth must have pre-registered for the project to compete in the show. More information about the show will be sent to the participants email. Youth who have pre-register are expected to turn in their project record books by April 30th or they will not be allowed to show. Any questions about this project may be directed to 4-H Program Assistant Elizabeth Merrill at 910-592-7161.
2020 County Activity Night
MOVING TO VIRTUAL PLATFORM
Do you have a passion, hobby or talent that you love and want to tell everyone about? Then here is chance to share you talent, hobby, or passion with your friends! Deadline to submit online recorded videos for County judging is MAY 14, 2020. All videos must be submitted to the county level in order to be eligible for district competition on June 15, 2020.
2020 N.C. Citizenship Focus
PENDING VIRTUAL OPINION
If you have a interest in state government and want to learn how to get more involved in the legislative process, this is your chance! North Carolina Citizenship Focus is a opportunity for youth ages 13 and older to travel to Raleigh and learn about state government. While in Raleigh, youth will also get to discuss issues that matter to them with local legislators in one-on-one meetings. For more information please contact the 4-H office at 910-592-7161.
2020 S.E. District Activity Day
MOVING TO VIRTUAL PLATFORM
SAVE THE DATE! This year’s DAD event will be held via Zoom. If you are a 4-H member and would like to know more about this event, more information will be provided through 4-H Summer Fun information. If you are 4-H Member that would like to participate in Entertains, Public Speaking or Presentations, you must first qualify through your local county events. For more information, please contact Genny Thompson or Elizabeth Merrill.
4-H Summer Fun 2020
June – August, 2020
PER GUIDANCE FROM NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, ALL FACE-TO-FACE ACTIVITIES ARE BEING CANCELED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES!
Information will be available for Summer Fun workshops and camps in April 2020! Deadline to register will be May 29, 2020.
2020 4-H Poultry Judging / Avian Bowl
If you are interested in everything poultry, then we have the event for you! The Prestage Poultry Department at North Carolina State University will be hosting the annual Avian Bowl contest on July 17th. This contest is for anyone who has an interest in poultry or would like to learn more about our avian friends. For more information please contact Elizabeth Merrill at 910-592-7161.
2020 N.C. 4-H Congress
STAY TUNED FOR POSSIBLE VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY
Are you a teen between the ages of 12-18? Are you interested in making new friends and learning new things? Then we have the trip for you! North Carolina 4-H Congress is the premier 4-H trip for teens in North Carolina. Enjoy a week in Raleigh at NCSU Campus with youth from across the state of North Carolina. During the week, you will listen to State level presentations presented by your peers, watch top notch talents from across the state, participate in the biggest community service project to take place in North Carolina 4-H and dance the night away with friends from across the state! During the week, you will stay in the dorms of North Carolina State University and experience college life! For more information, please contact Elizabeth Merrill at 910-592-7161.
2020 N.C. 4-H Skillathon / Livestock Judging / Quiz Bowl Contest
Do you have a interest in livestock? Do you have what it takes to be the judge? How much do you know about our farm animal friends? The North Carolina Livestock Contest are a way for you to test that knowledge!
Livestock Judging gives you the opportunity to be the judge. Through the event, you will be given classes of four animals to judge and place based off of breed characteristics, conformation, muscling and production. All age groups will be expected to deliver a set of oral reasons to the official on their placing to convince them on why their placing is right.
Skillathon is the contest that test the overall knowledge of the participant. The participant will be asked to identify pictures and samples of breeds, feeds, equipment, and cuts of meat. Youth will have a section of the contest where they are asked to judge hay, meat or wool samples. Their overall knowledge is tested through a written exam that quizzes them on all aspects of livestock.
Quiz Bowl is just and the name sounds, its a quiz game! The youth can compete in teams to answer as many questions as possible to score points. All questions are based on general knowledge, breeds, anatomy, health, management, and care of livestock.
For more information on programs like these or more information on how to get involved, please contact 910-592-7161.
What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States, with more than 6 million youth involved in various programs and project areas. 4-H is delivered by the 101 Cooperative Extension Offices across the state of North Carolina. We believe in the power of youth. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We empower them with leadership, communication and life skills that are needed to succeed in today’s world.
How do I get involved?
Getting involved in 4-H is really simple! There is no fee to join or uniforms required for participation. You can participate in 4-H in multiple ways:
- Afterschool / In-School Enrichment
- Community Clubs
- Camps / Day Camps / Workshops
- Youth At Large
Afterschool / In-School Enrichment
In some areas, there are 4-H programs offered through your local school. These programs are usually managed by volunteers and/or local extension staff. Youth participate in activities that build leadership and life skills during or after school hours. To check on the availability of these programs or to find an afterschool program, please call us at (910) 592-7161.
4‑H clubs follow a planned program and offer multiple learning opportunities for youth that are self-directed. Clubs can meet in a variety of locations and typically meet in the evenings and on the weekends. Sampson County 4-H currently has seven 4-H Clubs and two 4-H Groups. Those clubs include but are not limited to:
- Majestic Riders 4-H Horse Club
- Prime Cuts 4-H Livestock Club
- Cookie Clover Scouts 4-H Club
- 4-H Juntos, Hobbton Schools
- 4-H Juntos, Clinton High & Sampson Middle School
- Every Buddies Kids 4-H Club
- Sampson County 4-H Youth Leaders
For more information on how to get involved with one of our community clubs, please call (910) 592-7161 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Camps/ Workshops / Day Camps
Sampson County 4-H offers many opportunities for youth of all ages to participate in activities that range from livestock to cooking. During the months of June, July, and August, Sampson County 4-H offers a variety of summer day camp opinions. Day camp and workshop prices range from $5.00 to $25.00.
4-H youth also have to opportunity to attend week long summer camps at one of our three 4-H Camp Centers. Older youth have to opportunity to participate in several 4-H Teen events that take place during the summer. For more information on how to get involved, please call (910) 592 -7161.
Youth at Large
Did you know that you do not have to be a member of a club to participate in 4-H? If we don’t have a club that interest you, you can still participate by being a 4-H Youth at Large Member. Youth at Large are not involved in 4-H Clubs, however still participate in the same events, programs and workshops as normal club members. For more information, please call (910) 592-7161.
How do I join?
North Carolina 4-H is moving forward! Enrollment forms are now paperless! To enroll in Sampson County 4-H, please visit the 4-H Online link below. If you are new to 4-H, you will create a new “family” profile. If you have been involved with 4-H in the past, just update your information and “reactivate” your enrollment. It’s really that simple! If your are unsure on the enrollment process, please refer to the help pages below for tips on how to register. If you are still having problems, please contact Genny Thompson or Elizabeth Merrill at 910-592-7161 and we will be glad to assist you.
TO REGISTER FOR SAMPSON COUNTY 4-H, CLICK HERE!
Need help? Click the link below for instructions on how to register.
How Do I Start a 4-H Club?
So you are thinking about starting a 4-H club? That’s great! There are a couple of things that you will need in order to start a 4-H Club in your area or community.
- A responsible and willing adult volunteer. Co-Leaders are welcomed!
- Five youth from at least two or more families
- A place to meet (We can help!)
Its really that simple! If you are thinking about starting a 4-H club, please contact Genny Thompson or Elizabeth Merrill and schedule an appointment to talk about the goals and ideas you have and to help you get started!
4-H Club Resources
Below are some resources for new and existing 4-H Clubs. ALL FORMS MUST BE RENEWED EACH YEAR! If you have any questions regarding any of the following forms, please contact our offices at 910-592-7161.