Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Poultry Pack 4-H Club NC State

en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

4-H Logo and NC State University Extension Logo


What is 4-H?

4-H is our state’s largest positive youth development program, empowering young across North Carolina. 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. N.C. Cooperative Extension at NC State University and NC A&T State University conducts the 4-H program. 4-H is the largest youth organization in North Carolina with 20,000 volunteers and has served more than 247,000 youth. 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H’s on the emblem stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is the only youth organization based at land-grant universities and provides the first experience many youth have with higher education. Check out the National 4-H Club headquarters fact sheet or our PowerPoint Presentation to learn more.

Covid Status 

We will follow guidelines regarding Covid precautions that are consistent with local, state and national recommendations. Additional resources can be found at the links below:

About our club

Poultry Pack 4-H Club NC State is your Wake County 4-H club with an emphasis on poultry-related activities and projects. The goal of this club is to introduce youth to poultry science and give them hands-on opportunities with poultry from embryology stages to adult birds while incorporating the life skills such as leadership and citizenship which are fundamental to the 4-H model. Youth will learn how a 4-H club meeting, complete with officers and parliamentary procedure, will operate. Since the Poultry Pack 4-H Club is housed on campus, members will also have the opportunity to become acquainted with the inner workings of NC State University.

Poultry Pack 4-H Club Youth Development Opportunities

Each year, youth members will be expected to complete a project. This can include one of the projects incorporated into our designated curriculum, or it can be designed specifically for the student. Opportunities youth can participate in will include the Poultry Judging Team, Avian Bowl Team, and Youth Market Turkey Show. 4-H is devoted to developing a broad spectrum of life skills all surrounded around

Head, Hands, Health, and Heart . 4-H Presentations help devlop many of these through public speaking. 4-H Presentations is a public speaking and presenting competion that is held on a county, district, state, and national level. These competitions are divided into different categories and the participant can choose any they find interests them. The presentations are meant to be 5-12 minutes long and are designed to demonstrate the knowledge and skills the participants possess about the topic they choose.

This competition is meant to teach the fundamentals of communication and public speaking. In our experience, the members enjoy the program as they get to speak to others about something they are knowledgeable and passionate about. It also creates unity among the participants as our club watches other members and encourages one another before and after their presentations.

For more information about the categories and regulation please refer to this page. 

Monthly Meetings

Poultry Pack 4-H Club meets the last Friday of every month, unless there is a conflict, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. Location for club meetings may vary, but most often will be located at the Poultry Teaching Unit (PTU) at 3841 Inwood Road, Raleigh, NC  27603 or at NC State University in Scott Hall, Room 216 (2711 Founders Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695). To get to Room 216, use the stairs on either side of the main entrance (silver doors) of Scott Hall that face Hillsborough St. Stay straight at the bottom of the stairs. Use the first stairs on your left (white railings) to come up to 216.

To see the schedule for club meetings and other events, visit the Event Calendar.

Club Leaders

portrait of Mary Fosnaught

Dr. Mary Fosnaught

Abbey Brake Headshot

Abbey Brake

Heather Virdy 

Meeting Calendar

May 20, 2022

June 17, 2022-  NorthEast District Activity Day (DAD)

September 30, 2022

October 17, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 9, 2022

Important Dates

June 1, 2022  –  Last day to register for Livestock Skillathon and Quizbowl

June 22, 2022 – Last day to register for Avian Bowl

June 7, 2022 –  Livestock Skillathon and Quizbowl in Chatham County

June 14-16, 2022 –  4-H Citizenship NC Focus

July 11-12, 2022 – Avian Bowl

Turkey Talk Thursdays 3:30-4:30 by Zoom (participants will recieve a link via email)

  • June 2, 2022
  • July 7, 2022
  • August 4, 2022
  • September 1, 2022

October 5, 2022 – Youth Market Turkey Show Weigh in

  • Volunteer Opportunity – 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

October 6, 2022 – Youth Market Turkey Show

Minutes from Previous Club Meetings

Poultry Pack Minutes – December 20, 2019

November 22, 2019 cancelled

October 25, 2019 minutes 

March 29, 2019 minutes

February 22, 2019 minutes

January 25, 2019 minutes

Pictures from Meetings and Activities

children with laptops seated around a table

March meeting

children with laptops seated around a table

March meeting

Information about Wake County 4-H

The Poultry Pack 4-H Club is housed in Wake County. If you would like to know more about what is available at the county level, please contact Emma James, our 4-H Wake County Youth Coordinator, Please contact us anytime for further help getting your child connected to a club, camp or program. Below is a list of current clubs across the county so please contact a leader for details for their meeting days and times to schedule a visit.

Enroll in 4-H                      Club List

State 4-H                          4-H Website

4-H Youtube Channel        4-H Twitter

4-H Facebook

 Wake County Cooperative Extension

Chicken BBQ 4-H Score Sheet

Turkey BBQ 4-H Score Sheet

Egg 4-H Score Sheet

Presentation Evaluation Rubric

4-H Mission

The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing and productive members of society.

4-H Motto and Pledge

The 4-H motto: “To Make the Best Better.”

The 4-H Club pledge:

“I pledge … my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”

When reciting the pledge, members raise their right hand to their forehead when they say, “my head to clearer thinking.” They lower their hand to their hearts as they say, “my heart to greater loyalty.” At the line, “my hands to larger service,” they extend their hands in front of them, palms upward. At the last line, they stand at attention with their hands at their sides.

4-H Symbol

The 4-H emblem is federally protected under Section 18 U.S. Code 707 and belongs to the Congress of the United States. The official emblem is green with white H’s, the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity. The green represents nature’s most common color and is emblematic of youth, life and growth.

Official emblems can be downloaded from National 4-H Headquarters. You must have authorization from your local 4-H program to use these graphics.

4-H Forms

Get more information about 4-H forms, guidelines and procedures.

4-H Information

More information about North Carolina 4-H Programming

More information about Wake County 4-H Programming

Volunteer Code of Ethics

4-H Code of Conduct

For additional information contact

Dr. Mary Fosnaught
4-H & Youth Development Extension Associate
NC State Extension
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

E-mail: mhfosnau@ncsu.edu
Phone: +1 919.515.5529