AG H.O.P.E. Agriculture – Helping Others, Providing Education

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Old barnHere’s a great opportunity for 8-11-year-olds. This program was created, and is led, by a teen 4-H member, Abbegail King. Abbegail has been involved in 4-H for 5 years, served as a District 4-H Officer, raises dairy cows, goats, and various other animals and crops. She plans to go into comparative medicine and biomedical sciences after college. Fall sessions will be virtual.

Register for Fall sessions at Eventbrite. Click to register or contact Heather Gordon, Jackson County 4-H Agent, at

Dates: 2nd Thursdays of each month: October 8, November 12, 2020

Time: 4–5 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom (link will be sent after registering)

Ages: 8-11

Details: You are encouraged to attend the Fall sessions in order to join the Spring sessions but they are not required.

Heritage Agriculture of WNC – October 8

Learn about the history and heritage of agriculture in WNC. From traditional settler farming methods, to crafting from products, youth will be exposed to the rich agricultural heritage of the Appalachian Mountains. Topics will include crop growing, livestock, sustainability, and craft and youth will also be able to participate in interactive team building activities.

Agriculture Today – November 12

Agriculture has changed quite a bit from the time everyone had their own milk cow and plowed using a horse! We have moved into more modern methods! This session will teach youth about what agriculture is today, comparing it to what they have learned about agriculture in the past. From robotic cow milkers to drones, youth will be exposed to the technological advancements of agriculture as well as the push towards global sustainability. Youth will learn about today’s agricultural industries and meet some of the individuals who keep the industries going.

Additional sessions will be held in the Spring. We’re hoping we might get to meet face to face by then. Registration for Spring sessions will be held in January 2021.

March – Poultry Production

April – Growing Crops

May – All about Cattle

June – Raising Sheep & Goats