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Craven 4-H Program Timelines

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1980s style image of a timeline with 4-H programs on it.

Want to participate in a program but just aren’t sure when it happens? Well, we’re here to clear up some of the quandaries to help you better access and plan for our Craven County 4-H Programs!

4-H Coastal Plains Chicken Project

  • December – dates decided and registration goes out
  • January – beginning of the month, registration is due
  • February – layer chicks arrive on-site, orientation
  • March – broiler chicks arrive on-site, practice starts
  • April – practices continue, record books due
  • May – Chicken Show

4-H Coastal Plains Livestock Show

  • October – Interest meeting, registration opens
  • December- Cattle are on-site by mid-month
  • January- Registration due, orientation
  • February – Lambs, Goats, and Pigs due on-site, practices start
  • March – Practices continue, work on record books
  • April – Record books due, livestock show, & auction

4-H Application, Interview, Resume, Essay (AIRE)

  • September – interest meeting/orientation
  • October- online meeting
  • November – in-person meeting
  • December – online meeting
  • January – in-person meeting
  • February – online meeting
  • March – in-person meeting
  • April – online meeting
  • May- in-person meeting, film video resume
  • June- submit program

Poultry Judging & Avian Bowl

Because youth who participate in these competitions are typically the same, we will run either back-to-back meetings or alternate topics to minimize travel

  • September – interest meeting/orientation
  • October – meet online once and in-person once
  • November – meet online once and in-person once
  • December- meet online once
  • January – meet online once and in-person once
  • February – meet online once and in-person once
  • March – meet online once and in-person once
  • April – meet online once and in-person once
  • May – meet online once and in-person once
  • June – meet online once and in-person once
  • July – crash sessions, State 4-H Competitions

4-H Presentations

This program operates at the County, District, and State levels. All youth who present at County Activity Day with an approved presentation are able to present at the District level. At District, they must qualify for State by winning gold or silver medals.

  • February – interest meeting/orientation/sign-up
  • March- presentation workshops
  • April- presentation practices
  • May- County Activity Day
  • June – District Activity Day
  • July – State Presentation Finals

4-H Film Programs

Summer Film Program

  • March – registration opens
  • June – orientation
  • July – feed-back and check-in sessions
  • August – Summer Film Festival

Fall Film Program

  • September – registration opens
  • October – orientation, classes start
  • November – film class sessions
  • December – Fall Film Festival

4-H Sewing Programs

Spring Sewing Program

  • January – registration opens
  • February – program starts
  • March – main program ends, monthly meeting
  • April – monthly meeting
  • May – Sewing Review Runway

Fall Sewing Program

  • August- registration opens
  • October – main program starts & ends

Holiday Sewing Program

  • November – registration opens
  • December – main one-day program (Saturday)