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Upcoming 4-H Programs

Revised Tri County Chick to Chicken Flyer
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!
In this four month program, youth receive two chicks and raise them until the final event of showing them in the Avery County Fair. During the program, youth will attend one workshop per month where they will bring their chickens and work with them, learning how to care for and show them. The workshops take place at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, August 31st. The show will take place at the Avery County Fair on September 6th. At the conclusion of the program, participants can either auction off their chickens at the Avery County Fair, or keep them.
Youth will be placed into age categories where they will be showing/competing against each other in their same age category. Youth ages 5-8 will show their chickens and be asked questions, but will not be judged. The age categories are as follows: Group 1- Ages 5-8, Group 2- Ages 9-12, Group 3- Ages 13-15, Group 4- Ages 14-18. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 11th at 5:30 p.m. Chicks will be given to participants at the mandatory chick adoption workshop on Wednesday, May 18th @ 5:30 p.m.
If interested, please contact Eve Kindley or Michelle South at 828.688.4811.
4-H Tri-County Small Animal Flyer

Does your child love animals but you don’t have a large area for them at your home? If so, the Tri-County Small Animal Program is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn more about raising, caring for, and showing rabbits and/or guinea pigs through a hands-on experience!

In this four month program, youth receive a rabbit or guinea pig and raise them until the final event of showing them in the Avery County Fair. During the program, youth will attend one workshop per month where they will bring their animal and work with them, learning how to care for and show them. The workshops take place at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 13th, June 17th, July 22nd, August 19th, September 2nd. The show will take place at the Avery County Fair on September 6th. At the conclusion of the program, participants can either auction off their animal at the Avery County Fair, or keep them.

Youth will be placed into age categories where they will be showing/competing against each other in their same age category. Youth ages 5-8 will show their animal and be asked questions, but will not be judged. The age categories are as follows: Group 1- Ages 5-8, Group 2- Ages 9-12, Group 3- Ages 13-15, Group 4- Ages 14-18.

There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, May 13th at 5:30 p.m.

If interested, please contact Eve Kindley or Michelle South at 828.688.4811.
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4-H Outdoor Cookery Presentations Hosted by the

AB Tech Culinary Program

Do you enjoy cooking outdoors – grilling chicken or pork or turkey or beef? How about seafood? The 4-H Outdoor Cookery competition is the ONLY contest that will be held face-to-face! If you’re selected to present at the West District 4-H Activity, you will grill outdoors on the campus of AB Technical Community College (AB Tech) in Asheville on Friday, June 25! Trained chefs will judge your safety, hygiene and cooking techniques! You will learn so much from trained professionals and you will get to see the professional kitchens on campus too!
This is a unique opportunity! If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Eve Kindley or call 828.688.4811. Each participant will receive some monetary support to purchase meat, poultry and seafood for practicing! Don’t wait! Learn more now! The deadline to register for 4-H Outdoor Cookery Presentations is April 30.

4-H Presentations are Like “Show and Tell”

Deadline to Upload Presentations for Mitchell County 4-H Activity Day Competition is 5 p.m., Monday, May 24.
They really are like show and tell! It’s an excellent competitive event designed to teach public speaking skills! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Mitchell County and West District 4-H competition will be virtual. Design and video a 5-12 minute presentation on a topic YOU choose! Upload it and a group of trained volunteers review and provide feedback. If selected as a winner, your video moves on to district competition (and, if selected, to state finals)!
So, get busy preparing YOUR presentation! If you’d like to learn more, check out the  2021 North Carolina Awards Handbook  where you’ll find presentation rules, the various presentation categories and what the prizes are (yes, prizes!).
Need help? Contact Eve Kindley or call 828.688.4811.

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Eve Kindley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEve KindleyCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Eve E-mail Eve N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center
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