Thursday, February 12, 2015

Henderson County 4-H Horticulture Contest Team

NC 4-H Horticulture Contest
Henderson County Team

(Open to all youth ages 9-19.  You do not have to be a 4-H member.)

You’ll learn about:    Plant Knowledge

When: Mondays, March 2nd thru April 27th
After school 4-6 pm  
Where: N. C. Cooperative Extension - Henderson County Center
(across from the ball fields in Jackson Park)

Cost: $25   (book, snack, and contribution toward travel to state contest)

Henderson County will be participating in the NC 4-H Horticulture Contest, which is a great way to introduce the very cool stories that plants are hoping to tell. This contest is a training program concerned with teaching youth to recognize and identify some of the most important horticultural crops, to learn criteria influencing quality and to be able to answer questions and solve problems relating to the art and science of horticulture. There are three portions of the test:  knowledge, judging and identification. Henderson County youth will meet on Mondays in March and April from 4-6pm to prepare for the state contest. Each Monday, a new topic will be covered along with plant identification and judging that corresponds to that topic. The Henderson County youth will travel as a group to participate in the contest in Raleigh on May 2nd. For more information on the North Carolina 4-H Horticulture Contest, please take the time to check out the official state website:

Instructors: Kerrie Roach, Extension Horticulture Agent
Kate Raevuori-Wilson, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
Pat Newcomer, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Questions?  Call the 4-H Office  at 697-4891 or visit

This event will operate under the 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure.  The NC 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure (http://www/ is a condition of participation in 4-H events and activities.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Denise Sherrill, 4-H Agent, at 828-697-4891 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least three days prior to the event.

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