Extension 4-H Canned Food Drive

Now through March 11
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) is celebrating being 125 years old this year.  NCA&T School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is asking 4-H’ers to donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items by March 11 to be part of a statewide Cooperative Extension campaign that feeds the hungry and celebrates small farmers.  Please bring items to the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center.  Everything collected will help feed local food-insecure residents of Haywood County. 

Livestock Club 2016 Kick-Off

Thursday, March 10 starting at 6:30
Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center
The 4-H Livestock Club is inviting interested 4-H’ers to come and join the club.  4-Her's in the Livestock Club learn how to calculate an animals' overall rate of gain for market purposes, and they even learn how to present themselves in front of a judge. Livestock Judging, Skill-a-thon, and Quiz Bowl Contests are events that offer youth the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge of the livestock industry; as well as developing public speaking skills.  The club also teaches 4-Hers to train and show their own livestock and the club has been active in Haywood County for over 20 years.  For more information please contact the Haywood Extension Center at 456-3575.

Teen Council Readers Are Leaders

Monday, February 29, March 14, and April 4 from 3:30 to 5pm
Panacea Coffee House in Frog Level
The 4-H Teen Leadership Council is open to teens, ages 12 to 18 years old.  The Teen Leadership Council members participate in a variety of leadership training opportunities throughout the year.  One of the local leadership programs is the Readers Are Leaders book reviews in which members teen council members read books dealing with different areas of leadership development.  This review will be for Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Wee by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen.  The book discussions will be held at Panacea Coffeehouse CafĂ© & Roastery in Frog Level of Waynesville afterschool on Mondays from 3:30pm to 5pm.  Coffee will be provided for youth council members to enjoy during the book review.  For more information please contact the Extension Center at 456-3575.