4-H Club Information
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Johnston County has many clubs for you to choose from for your children. We have clubs that focus on livestock, companion animals, community service, horses, the environment, service, photography, gardening, beekeeping, homestead living, tennis, and shooting sports with a focus on marksmanship & archery. And we always have room for more! Don’t see what you’re interested in? Contact Meredith Wood to start a club!
- A full list of all of our 4-H clubs can be found below with each club leaders contact information.
- Once you have decided on a 4-H club to join, you will need to enroll your child in 4-H Online. If you have any problems enrolling your child please call our office at (919) 989-5380 or email Meredith Wood at email@example.com.
4-H Club Information
Animal Adventures 4-H Club
Club Leader: Irene Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Batten Farm 4-H
Batten Farm 4-H Club meets monthly from August to May at the Hinnant Outreach Center in Micro. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Batten Farm has a rich history in livestock and supporting students who are interested in exhibiting livestock in local, state, and national shows. The club also offers 4-Hers club activities that support other interests in 4-H program areas such as community service, food science and safety, general interests, etc.
Club Leader: Chad & Ashley Holloman (email@example.com)
Hidden Acres 4-H
Hidden Acres 4-H has about 25 members(ages 5-17) with a variety of interests: livestock showing, arts/crafts, STEM/hands-on learning, cooking, etc. We choose a different topic each month, host a guest presenter, and meet either at Hidden Acres Farm in Clayton or at the Extension Office in Smithfield (if we need a larger space or kitchen facilities). We also organize several community service projects throughout the year. Usually, we meet on the first Friday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Club Leader: Shannon Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
McGee’s Crossroads 4-H
The McGee’s Crossroads 4H Club focuses on helping youth develop responsibility and character by increasing their knowledge and experience with livestock projects including sheep, goats, swine, cattle, and poultry. Members have the opportunity to learn about livestock care, health, maintenance, facilities, industry topics, judging, and showmanship. Meetings are held at Wood Angus Farm in the McGee’s Crossroads community once per month and may include field trips to local businesses and organizations or activities hosted by the leaders on the farm premises.
Club Leader: Candace Parker (email@example.com)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100043061511948
Meadow 4-H Club meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Meadow Fire Department (7409 NC-50 S, Benson, NC 27504). Majority of the youth in this 4-H club participate in our Johnston County 4-H livestock program. These youth raise and show hogs and goats at our Johnston County youth livestock show and sale each spring. However, you do not have to show livestock to participate in this club and club meetings throughout the year vary in subject matter. This club is open to all youth ages 5 to 18 years old. For more information, please contact Russell Reeves at (919) 524-7852.
Club Leader: Russell Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Strickland Crossroads 4-H
The Strickland’s Crossroads 4-H Club meets monthly (except select summer months). Most meetings are held at Pauline Baptist Church on Sunday afternoons. Occasional meetings will be at local venues to support meeting activities. Our club focuses on STEM activities, service projects, livestock workshops, and nature explorations.
Club Leader: Heather Rhodes-Pope (email@example.com)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132623346901852
Club Leader: Chandra Farmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shangri-la Farm 4-H
Club Leader: Rachel Beach (email@example.com)
Bit O’ Luck 4-H
Bit O’ Luck 4-H Club focuses on horse education for youth ages 5-18 years old. This club meets on 3rd Sunday off of Hwy 210, except holidays and when away at horse shows. Youth are able to participates in educational programs such as horse bowl, hippology, 4-H presentations, record books, horse shows, county activities, state programs. Zoom meetings are available if cannot physically attend.
Club Leader: Kate McAlinn (Kate_mcalinn@yahoo.com)
High Riders 4-H club focuses on nutrition, safety, proper care and handling of horses and they complete multiple community service projects each year. There is some riding but nothing like lessons, just general riding skills for both hunt seat and western. High Riders meet in Archer lodge on various Saturdays between the months of September-May.
Club Leader: Denise Bricker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Club Leader: Kim & Adam Pendergrass (email@example.com)
Nitty Gritty Dirt
Nitty Gritty Dirt 4-H Club meets in Smithfield monthly and focuses on a variety of subjects including homestead living (chickens, goats, and cattle) as well as home gardening and beekeeping. Youth ages 5-18 are welcome to join this club! For more information, please contact Jessica Chadwick.
Club Leader: Jessica Chadwick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/498373871578361
Black Creek 4-H Club is a general interest club that meets on the second Saturday of each month in Smithfield. Our meetings cover a wide variety of interests such as animals, sports, gardening, music, and giving back to the community.
Club Leader: Morgan Thompson (email@example.com)
Target Sports – FULL
4-H Target Sports meets the first and third Saturday of the month. The 1st Saturday at our archery range on HWY 210 outside of Smithfield from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., it doesn’t have an address but is next to 3892 Hwy 210, Smithfield, and the 3rd Saturday at H20 fowl farms near Benson for firearms (.22 Rifle/pistol, Shotgun and muzzleloader) from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. We have a $40 yearly due to help pay for club supplies. We can provide any equipment a shooter would need and private equipment is welcome as well. Once you’ve signed up for the club you can request to join our Facebook page, Johnston County 4-H Shooting Sports, where we post club updates.
Club Leader: Jonathan Stovall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JOCO4HTARGETSPORT/
If you would like to receive information about this club when membership opens, please complete this form!
Bunny Buddies 4-H club is a new club planning to meet on the second Thursday of every month, excluding December. The club will meet at 6 p.m. on those Thursday nights and the location may vary. Bunny Buddies strives to educate students on breeds, general care, and purpose of rabbits. Along with a strong interest in learning how to show rabbits and eventually participate in shows, or conduct our own rabbit show. Students do not have to have a rabbit to participate and we are open to all ages 5 to 18. Please follow us on Facebook to see club updates and meeting times. Club Leaders: Kaena Prince (email@example.com), Ben Thomas, and Malinda Swafford (firstname.lastname@example.org)