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4-H Clubs

Livestock Club

Description: An opportunity to learn about all kinds of livestock and to show your animals if you’re interested.
Ages: All ages

Meetings: This club is on hold until face-to-face programming can continue again. Contact: Kendra Fortner, Jackson & Swain Counties Livestock Agent,

Jackson 4-H Community Club

Description: A family club with programming geared toward the youngest children, homeschoolers, and remote learners.
Ages: 5-10 with siblings
Meetings: Meets virtually (until we can meet face to face again) 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month from 2–2:45 p.m.
Leader Contact: Naomi Bryson,

Youth Leadership Council

Description: Applications required each Fall for membership. Applications are now closed.
Ages: 14-19 Meetings:
Meets virtually (until face-to-face programming is allowed) 1st & 3rd Sunday each month from 7:30–9 p.m.

Leader Contact: Heather Gordon, 4-H Agent,

Horse Bowl

Description: Club members learn about horses (bones, breeds, diseases, equipment, etc.), practice, and compete as a team in a quiz bowl-type activity in the Spring.
Ages: 9-18
Meetings:  Competition ended in March. Contact Stacy Adams for more information about next year’s team.

Leader Contact: Stacy Adams,

4-H Presentations Club

Description: A short-term club for those who want to participate in the 4-H Presentations competition. We will prep, practice, chat, and work on presentations. All presentations will be recorded videos again this year.
Ages: 5-18 (Only youth 8-18 can compete but younger children are encouraged to present at County Presentation Day.)
Meetings: Meets virtually every Wednesday at 4 p.m. from April 1–May 6. Registration: Complete this form if you are interested in doing a 4-H Presentation this year.

Leader Contact: Heather Gordon,

Beekeeping Club

Description: We are just buzzing about a new club that’s getting started! Join us to explore the world of the amazing honey bee. The Jackson County beekeepers association will help us set up a beehive and learn to be beekeepers. You are not required to be hands-on with bees. Come learn about bee dances, how they create honey, what they eat, how to calm them down, and how important they are for growing our food.
Ages: 8-11
Meetings: organizational meeting – Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Jackson County office (outside).
Registration: Complete this form to help us determine interest level and let us know your thoughts about meeting Face to Face or Virtually. Completing this form does not commit you to the Club.

Leader Contact: Sheala Knickerbocker, 4-H Intern,

Cloverbud Club

We are gathering input to see if there is interest in restarting a Cloverbud Club. This club would be for children ages 5-7 (siblings could be involved as well). A club needs 1 volunteer leader and at least 5 members to be official. Please complete this form to indicate your interest. This is not a commitment to join, just a way to gather information.

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Freda Childers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionFreda ChildersCounty Extension Administrative Assistant - Administration Call Freda Email Freda N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jackson County Center
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