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Yancey County 4-H Events and Happenings


Why should I be interested in 4-H?

Because you get to “Learn by Doing” and meet new friends that share your interests. You can participate in projects where you make something, develop a skill, raise and/or train an animal, join a virtual club with kids from anywhere in the world! There are numerous projects available to you, including foods, clothing, public speaking, models, aerospace, wood science and livestock.

You begin by reading and researching your interests. You can select one or more projects, and receive a project manual, which guides you through the activities. Click here to see a list of available 4-H manuals. These projects are geared to your age and abilities. A 19 year old is expected to do a more advanced project; a 10 year old could be working at an introductory activity.

You, as a 4-H member, decide what you want to learn and do as you explore your project. This allows you to move at your own pace, and gives you important skills in setting and working toward goals.

You don’t have to join a club to be in 4-H, but it is the most popular way to participate. Clubs generally meet twice a month on a regular schedule, which is determined by the members of the club. During meetings you learn how to accomplish the goals of your projects, how to run a business meeting, and how to do demonstrations about your projects. The clubs may plan recreational activities, community service projects, fundraisers and field trips.

As a 4-H club member, you have the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, learn about projects, and participate in club trips and activities, and more. Each club is unique, as YOU determine the focus of your own club.


What is your favorite interest, cooking, animals, rocketry, environmental science, healthy lifestyles or more? Start a project book, create an awesome presentation, begin competing and climb to the top, go on trips, meet other people (national and international), visit Raleigh or Washington, and much much more. Open the link and start your motors to running and don’t look back. The sky is the limit. Remember, 4-H “makes the best better”.

2013 Awards Handbook

2012 – 2013

Yancey County 4-H Interest

      • Afterschool (Bald Creek & Bee Log Ele.)
      • Discovery
      • School Enrichment 
      • Nutrition (EFNEP)
      • Mtn. Challenge
      • Special Interest




  • Mtn. Challenge

  • EFNEP (Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program)

  • School Enrichment

    • 4-H Special Interest
    • 4-H Summer Enrichment
    • 4-H Camping



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