4-H Activities Calendar

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December Clubs

State Beekeeping Essay

Due February 15th: North Carolina State 4-H Beekeeping Essay
Did you know that a honey bees communicate via dancing? The Round dance communicates the nearby presence of food. The Waggle dance is used to communicate the location of a food source more than 165ft away from the hive. The direction, distance, and quality of the food is made known through the Waggle. If a threat is detected near the food, another bee will interrupt the dancing bee with a head-butt!

Encourage your 4-H youth to explore more about the fascinating story of the hardworking honey bee by participating in the North Carolina 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest. The essay provides a platform for youth to creatively express their working knowledge and research of the craft of beekeeping. The 2019 Essay Topic is "Honey Varietals, State to State" Each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. Please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal. In your essay, please include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal.

Essays are due February 15th at 5:00pm and should be emailed to me at liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu. I am attaching a two pager that you can widely distribute to your youth! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Enroll in 4-H Online

Each Fall all of you are asked to complete and update 4-H paperwork. This year is no exception except all 4-H paperwork has now moved from paper forms to digital.

Go to https://4honline.com/ to create an account with a login and password.

This will be easiest to do on a computer or tablet rather than your phone. If you need a computer you may come to the Extension Office to use one.

Please utilize the “Setting up a Profile” information in this newsletter to help you set up your account.  Please complete your on-line enrollment by October 26th. 

Contact me if you have any feedback or questions.

Heather Gordon
Extension Agent, Jackson County
4-H Youth Development

Setting Up A 4-H Online Profile

Monday, October 1, 2018

4-H Online is Official Enrollment Database

Hi 4-H Family,

North Carolina 4-H is excited to announce that we have moved to a NEW ONLINE database program called 4HOnline.

4HOnline is . . .

The OFFICIAL North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program database for enrolled 4-H members and volunteers. This system works as a partnership between the 4-H family and the County Extension Office to manage the 4-H enrollment process and distribute important information to you. By allowing you access you can update your club and project information as well as personal information (email, home address and phone). This will ensure that you are properly enrolled in the county program and receive important news and updates such as newsletters, deadline information and leadership opportunities.

North Carolina 4-H officially moved to 4HOnline on April 1, 2018.  Even if you have completed this year’s enrollment via paper forms we ask that you take a few minutes now and create a family profile within the 4HOnline system. 

Who Needs to Enroll in 4HOnline: All active North Carolina 4-H youth members and volunteers. 

What Do I Need to Enroll: To enroll through the 4HOnline system, you need a computer or tablet, Internet access, a valid e-mail address and a web browser. Suggested web browsers are: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. *Internet Explorer is not compatible with the 4HOnline website.

Where Do I Enroll: Enrolling is simple. Click Here: https://nc.4honline.com 
Follow the steps /prompts given on each page (anything in bold or with a red asterisk is required). Here's the link to a PDF that will walk you through the general enrollment steps: https://nc4h.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Setting-Up-A-Profile-4HOnline.pdf?fwd=no  

More About 4HOnline & Security: 4HOnline is a data management and enrollment system that is currently being used in 46 states. 4-HOnline is a secured database that is in compliance with the PCI Security Standards Council. The North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program, NC State University, and the 4HOnline program developers have worked together to monitor and ensure that the system provides the highest level of protection for information stored in the program. North Carolina 4-H, NC State University, and 4HOnline does not share or sell any personal information to third party vendors without your knowledge or permission.

North Carolina 4-H is excited about the 4HOnline program and all the opportunities an online registration and data management system can afford our members and our volunteers. If you have any questions about the 4HOnline system please contact your County Agent or feel free to contact Dr. Mitzi Downing, Assistant State 4-H Leader (mitzi_downing@ncsu.edu) directly.