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Find out what’s happening in 4-H!

2024 Enrollment is Open at v2.4honline.com

2024 Enrollment Guide: Download PDF Guide

Keep scrolling down to see program dates, registration, and contact info.

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4-H Programs

Registration OPEN or Coming Soon

  • Electric Project (grades 6-8) starts February 22. Click here for 4-H Electric Project details to register.
  • Presentation workshop (ages 5-18) on March 5. Click here for Presentation details to register.
  • Goat Project (ages 5-9) starts in April.
  • Pullet Project (ages 5-18) starts in April.
  • Gardening (ages 5-18) starts in April.
  • Presentations and Grilling Program (ages 5-18): May-July.
  • Summer Camps (ages 5-18): June-July.
  • Dairy Heifer Project (ages 10-18): August-September.
  • Madison County Fair (ages 5-18): September.
  • Livestock Shows: October.
  • Fall Arts & Crafts Fair Fundraiser: October.
  • Holiday Programs (ages 5-18): November-December.

Pick Your Project (Independent): In 4-H, we Learn by Doing. We have numerous projects to choose from, such as animal science, electricity, cooking, public speaking, environmental science, community service, and more (See a list of projects here). Projects can be completed with a club or independently at your own pace. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 ext. 6 or misty_varnell@ncsu.edu and schedule a time to meet to get started!

4-H Clubs

Contact the 4-H Office at 828-649-2411 for more information!

  • Laurel Foxes 4-H Club (Shelton Laurel) meets on the First Friday of each month at 6:00. Contact the 4-H Office for more information.
  • SharpShooters 4-H Club (4-H Shooting Sports, ages 8-18) meets monthly, plus practices. This club is full for 2024 and has a waiting list. Club capacity is determined by youth:instructor ratios each year. Enrollment opens in January if spaces are available. Contact the 4-H Office if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
  • New Clubs: If you are interested in starting a 4-H Club in your community, contact Misty Varnell at the 4-H Office and we can help you get started! Call 828-649-2411 or email misty_varnell@ncsu.edu.

Residential 4-H Camp

Madison County 4-H will camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp June 16-21, 2024. Registration is open for Madison County 4-H members only through February 29, then opens to youth in Madison County at large starting March 1. Your child can look forward to a week of making new friends, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, games, campfires, sleeping in cabins, and much more. The life skills they learn at camp, including responsibility and independence, will help them in school, when they attend college, and in their first jobs. If you are interested in reserving a space for your child to attend 4-H Camp, contact Misty at 828.649.2411 or email misty_varnell@ncsu.edu.


Other Programs We Offered In 2024 (Registration Closed)


Questions? Contact Madison County 4-H Agent Misty Varnell at misty_varnell@ncsu.edu or 828.649.2411.