4-H Clubs

Haywood County 4H Clubs

All Stars Dairy Club
All Stars 4-H Dairy Club offers youth the opportunity to learn all aspects of dairy herd management, encompassing both dairy cattle and dairy goat projects. Ownership of a project animal is not required.  The Haywood County 4-H Dairy Club meets monthly at our Extension Center with additional activities including Dairy Judging, Skillathon, and both county and state fairs. 

Bulls Eye Shooting Sports
Bulls Eye Shooting Sports Club hits the target – achieving two goals: the advancement of firearm safety and the instruction of shooting skills among youth in Haywood County.  The Bulls Eye Shooting Sports Club has five disciplines including: air rifle, air pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading, and archery.  Activities include: regular club meetings, range shooting training, and district, state, and national shooting competitions. The club has equipment purchased with a generous grant from the NRA Foundation and also welcome donation of funds to be used to purchase additional needed shooting sports equipment and supplies.

Livestock 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.  The club also teaches 4-Hers to train and show their own livestock and has been active in Haywood County for over 20 years.

Sew Cool Sewing Club
Are you interested in learning how to sew?  Would you like to participate in community service projects, sewing contests and fashion shows?  If so, and if you are between the ages of 5 and 18, then check out this new 4-H club! This club meets weekly and is for both beginners, as well as those who already have sewing experience.  The Sew Cool 4-H Club is a great opportunity for youth to learn how to construct clothing and non clothing items from patterns and participate in Fashion Revues, sewing classes and community service projects.  Club members will also have the chance to complete garments to enter in the State Make-It-With-Wool contest and winter and summer sewing camps locally. 

Heart for Horses 4-H Club
The Haywood Extension 4-H and Heart for Horses is open to youth ages six to eighteen years old to join.  The focus of the 4-H Heart for Horses Riding Club will be teaching children the responsibilities of horse ownership.  The club will explore natural horsemanship, Western and Dressage.  Horse ownership or prior riding experience is not necessary.  A Heart for Horses is a youth equine training center and horse rescue in Waynesville. Heart for Horses is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through direct interaction with horses.  Overall goals of the program are to teach children the responsibilities of horse ownership including safety, grooming, bathing, feeding and cleaning. Youth will also learn the parts of the horse, equine tack, equipment and will assist with saddling up for a ride.   Mother and daughter duo, Tracy and Rachel Nuzzo enjoy sharing their passion for horses with young people. 

If you are interested in joining one or more of these clubs or volunteering and forming a new club please call 828-456-3575 or email us for more information. Also check out the blog Calendar for dates and times of club meetings.