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Yancey County 4-H has several club offerings. Find a club for you!

4-H Clubs

Beef Club & Livestock Club

Learn about raising, showing, and caring for livestock. Livestock species include goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits.

  • Beef Club- WNC Dairy Steer Project
    • Open to youth ages 8-18
    • February – September
    • Youth participants get their own bottle calf, and attend monthly meetings where they learn how to care for, raise and show their animal
    • Program concludes by participants showing their animal in two local Fairs. At the conclusion of the shows, they Dairy Steers are sold and youth receive the money from the sale.
child showing their calf
  • Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program
    • Open to youth ages 5-18
    • March – September
    • Youth participants get two chicks, and attend monthly workshops learning how to care for, raise and show their animals
    • Program concludes by participants showing their animals in the Avery County and WNC Mountain State Fairs
children holding their poultry
  • Tri-County Small Animal Program
    • Open to youth ages 5-18
    • March – September
    • Youth participants get their own small animal (rabbit or guinea pig), and attend monthly workshops learning how to care for, raise and show their animals
    • Program concludes by participants showing their animals in the Avery County and WNC Mountain State Fairs
boy with his blue ribbon winning rabbit
  • Sheep & Goat Projects
    • Open to youth ages 8-18
    • February – October
    • Youth Participants get their own animals, and attend monthly meetings, learning how to care for, raise, and show their animals
    • Program concludes by participants showing in local Fairs
    • Club members do not have to have their own animal to participate in club meetings
  • Swine Project
    • Open to youth ages 8-18
    • February – September
    • Youth participants provided 2 pigs, a swine feeder and parts to construct a waterer on a cost-share basis
    • Showmanship Track- show at a minimum of 2 shows, sell pigs as part of the show and sale at the end of the season
    • Entrepreneurial Track- Grow your pigs, learn how to create your own marketing plan, experience small scale pig production.

Yancey Longshots Shooting Sports Club

Learn about firearm education, safety, and participate in shooting sports activities, including shotgun, rifle and archery. Youth have the opportunity to participate in regional, district and state competitions. Open to youth ages 8-18 (as of January 1st of the current year). Club open enrollment period is January 1st- March 25th, 2022. New members not accepted after open enrollment closes.

Practice Schedule:

  • Rifle
    • Juniors (Ages 8-13): The First and Third Thursday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m.
    • Seniors (Ages 14-18): The Second and Fourth Thursday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Shotgun
    • Juniors (Ages 8-13): The First and Third Thursday’s of each month at 7:00 p.m.
    • Seniors (Ages 14-18): The Second and Fourth Thursday’s of each month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Archery
    • Juniors (Ages 8-13): The First and Third Thursday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m.
    • Seniors (Ages 14-18): The Second and Fourth Thursday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m.
longshots participants

Electric Club

Learn all about the magic of electricity! Open to youth ages 10-12. Youth who participate in this program have the opportunity to attend NC 4-H Electric Congress in July of each year! Meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. New members accepted each August.

electric club members working on projects

Arts & Crafts Club

Explore your creative side, learning about all avenues of arts & crafts! Open to youth ages 5-18. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Continually accepting new members.

children working on craft projects

Outdoor Adventures Club

Learn about natural resources, wildlife, hiking, environmental science and more! Youth have opportunities to attend several trips including hiking, outdoor cooking, snow tubing and more! Continually accepting new members.

girl fishing in a stream

Sewing Club

Open to youth ages 5-18 of all skill levels! Learn the basics of sewing and craft your own creations to take home. Youth learn hand sewing and machine sewing techniques. Meeting occur every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Continually accepting new members.

two children holding their sewing projects

Homeschool Club

Open to homeschooled youth ages 5-18 in Yancey County! Learn about a variety of topics from STEM, to cooking and more, while making new friends! Meetings occur the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. continually accepting new members.

Contact Jordan English (828-682-6186, jordan_english@ncsu.edu) for more information about any of these clubs!

If you are interested in a particular club not listed, please contact Jordan English to discuss options! Starting a new 4-H club only requires 5 youth participants and one adult volunteer. Members can pick a topic they are interested in and design a club around it!