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Union County 4-H programs allow young people to engage in various projects in agriculture and environmental science ranging from topics focused on veterinary science, biotechnology, raising and training animals, forestry, conserving energy, and conserving the environment. Young people (ages 5-18 year old) can participate in these different projects through clubs, projects, and additional opportunities.

Clubs

Forestry, Wildlife, & Environmental Education 4-H Club
Club Leader: Michelle Fehlman
E-mail Address: mickfehl@aol.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Forestry, Wildlife, & Environmental Education 4-H Club is available for any child between the ages of 8 to 18 years old with an interest in forestry, wildlife, and their environment. This hands-on 4-H club meets once a month in Monroe with various topics including habitats, birds, trees, sustainable shelters for animals, and so much more. **Currently accepting new members**

Foxwood 4-H Horse Club
Club Leader: Sara Fraker
E-mail Address: foxwoodequestriancenter@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Waxhaw, NC

The Foxwood 4-H Horse Club is an equestrian club for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with an interest in horse husbandry – knowledge and riding. You do not need to own a horse in order to join this 4-H club. This 4-H club meets once a month in Waxhaw with various topics ranging from responsibility and care of a horse, horsemanship skills, how to train a horse, understanding safety precautions to prevent injury to yourself and others, and many more. 

Hidden Meadows 4-H Beekeeping Club
Club Leader: George Hunnicutt
E-mail Address: gchunnicutt@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Hidden Meadows 4-H Beekeeping Club is a seasonal 4-H club for children between the ages of 8 to 18 years old with an interest in beekeeping. This club walks young people through the steps of starting a small backyard beehive and how to properly care for bees as well as themselves and others. **Currently accepting new members**

Piedmont Canine Connection 4-H Club
Club Leaders: Chris and Gina Crawley
E-mail Address: sunvalleystandards@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

Piedmont Canine Connection 4-H Club teaches young people ages 8-18 how to care for their canine best friend. The club members learn how to care for and make fun treats for dogs. They will also learn how to show and properly groom their dogs at home. 

Southern Spurs 4-H Club
Club Leaders: Stephanie Blackburn and Heather Shiflett
E-mail Address:
Meeting Area: Waxhaw, NC

The Southern Spurs 4-H Club is an equestrian club for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with an interest in horse husbandry – knowledge and riding. You do not need to own a horse in order to join this 4-H club. This 4-H club meets once a month in Waxhaw with various topics ranging from responsibility and care of a horse, horsemanship skills, how to train a horse, understanding safety precautions to prevent injury to yourself and others, and many more. 

The Flying Hooves 4-H Club
Club Leaders: Morgan Forbis, Stephanie Jones, & Amber Nash
E-mail Address:
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Flying Hooves 4-H Club is an equestrian club for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with an interest in horse husbandry – knowledge and riding. You do not need to own a horse in order to join this 4-H club. This 4-H club meets once a month in Monroe near Unionville with various topics ranging from responsibility and care of a horse, horsemanship skills, how to train a horse, understanding safety precautions to prevent injury to yourself and others, and many more. 

Union Academy Agriculture 4-H Club
Club Leaders: Michael Alexander and Tessa Burleson
E-mail Address:
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Union Academy Agriculture 4-H Club is an in-school club at Union Academy for young people interested in all aspects of agriculture from raising livestock to growing vegetables in a container garden. This club meets once a month during the school year. 

Union County Ranchers 4-H Club
Club Leader: Rachel Owens
E-mail Address: rachel_owens@ncsu.edu
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Union County Ranchers 4-H Club is a livestock club that meets once a month on a Tuesday evening with activities focused on all things livestock including care, nutrition, and showing a livestock animals ranging from chickens to cows. Youth between the ages of 8 to 18 years old do not need to own an animal in order to participate in the 4-H club. **Accepting new members**

Young Riders 4-H Horse Club
Club Leader: Samantha Taylor
E-mail Address: wentersenvt@aol.com or brandywine.4h@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Unionville, NC

Young Riders 4-H Horse Club is one of the longest-standing 4-H clubs in Union County to date. The club is for young people ages 5 to 18 years old with an interest in horse husbandry. Members of this club have competed in horse bowl, hippology, artistic expression, and horse shows (district, state, and region levels). This club meets once a month from August to May. **Accepting new members**

Projects

Agriculture and livestock project list

To learn more about the different projects, visit shop4-h.org.

Opportunities

4-H Clubs 4-H Presentations and Public Speaking 4-H Project Records 4-H Portfolios
4-H International Program Application, Interview, Resume and Essay (AIRE) 4-H Camps College Scholarships
Dairy Events Entomology Events Horse Events Poultry Events
Livestock Events NC 4-H Congress NC 4-H Honor Club Shooting Sports Program
State Photo Contest State 4-H Council Officers District 4-H Officers Teen Retreats
TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) Forestry & Wildlife Program Union County 4-H Expo & Livestock Show Union County 4-H Creative Arts Competition
Union County 4-H Summer Fun Day Camp Wake Up to Agriculture (3rd School Program) School & Community Gardens Agricultural Technology