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Upcoming 4-H Programs

2021 4-H Programs, Plans & Events:

Rowan County 4-H offers several programs, events, and competitions throughout the year. If you have questions about these opportunities, please email

Rowan 4-H Clubs meet throughout the year. More information on 4-H Clubs.

County Council is open to youth ages 12-18 (as of January 1). This group typically meets each month from 6-7 p.m. at the Extension office. This group of 4-H’ers plans and organizes county level programs (such as Achievement Night). They are involved in planning fundraisers and community service projects and creating new ideas for Rowan County 4-H.

Parents, Alumni, Leaders and Supporters (PALS) is open to any adult who wants to support 4-H and help plan, fundraise and share new ideas that will benefit the Rowan County 4-H Program. This group meets every other month at 6 p.m. at the Extension office.

For all event dates and deadlines, check out our Extension calendar.


  • 2021 Embryology Registration open for public/private/charter schools & homeschool families
  • Submit 2020 4-H’er participation on this google form to get properly recognized at Achievement Night
  • January 4: Registration due for Virtual NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association Conference
  • January 4: Registration opens for 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn
  • January 7: 4-H Project Record Books, Portfolios, Ambassador Portfolios & Achievement Plans due
  • January 16, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: County Council meets at Extension office to record Achievement Night videos
  • January 19, 7 p.m. on Zoom: Re-opening 4-H training for 4-H volunteers/club leaders
  • January 21: Winter Enrichment registration form due to Mrs. Laura (this event is for 13-18 years olds, based on their age as of Jan. 1)
  • January 22: 4-H’er of the year application due. (must be filled out by the 4-H’er). NC 4-H Scholarship and Honor Club Applications due.
  • January 25: Registration begins for the February 4-H Kit
  • January 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Virtual South Central District 4-H Winter Enrichment, for youth ages 13-18 (as of Jan. 1)





  • District Qualifying 4-H Horse Shows are this month.
  • May 3: Deadline to register for Citizenship Focus, NC 4-H Congress & YouthVoice (register with Mrs. Laura)
  • May 5 at Noon: Deadline for 2021 NC 4-H Photography Contest Submissions.
  • May 7: Summer Fun registration ends
  • May 8, 10 a.m.: 4-H Camp meeting for parents/attendees going to Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp


  • 4-H Summer Fun
  • District 4-H Presentation & Talent competitions (pre-recorded video)
  • June 14-16: 4-H Citizenship Focus (virtual)
  • June 25: South Central District Outdoor Cookery Competition (held at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension office)


  • 4-H Summer Fun
  • State Presentation Finals (pre-recorded video)
  • July 4-9: 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn
  • July 7-11: State 4-H Horse Show
  • July 19-22: 4-H Congress (virtual)


  • August 13-14: YouthVoice (CANCELED)



-October 5: Volunteer Leaders’ Association Workshop Proposals Due





-January 5: NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association Conference registration due to Laura


-February 4-5: NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association Conference (Durham, NC)