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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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NC 4-H International Opportunity

North Carolina 4-H offers opportunities for members and their families to become part of a growing tradition that includes …

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4-H Officers Training

4-H Officers Training will be a fun and interactive evening for upcoming 2021-2022 4-H Club officers! Being elected a club …

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September Sewing Class Success!

4-H Sewing classes are a popular special interest program in Henderson County. Youth participants partner with adult volunteers to …

Showcase of Talent

4-H Showcase of Talent 2021

Kick-off National 4-H Week by watching the 4-H Talent Showcase on Sunday, October 3, at 4 p.m.! 4-H’ers from across …

National Week

National 4-H Week

“Find Your Spark” During National 4-H Week, October 3-9! Agenda for the Week – Sunday, October 3, 2021 Kick-off National 4-H week …

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Farm City Day October 2, 2021

The 2021 Farm City Day event, started in 1955, is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, is located at Jackson …

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4-H Shooting Sports District Results

Henderson County 4-H competitors ended the 4-H District Target Shooting Sports Competition with a ‘bang!’ Each Henderson County 4-H’er …

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4-H Just Grow It Wrap-Up

4-H gardening programs are a great way for youth to learn about food safety, nutrition, and growing their own …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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NC 4-H State Presentation Winners!

4-H presentations are a great way to learn public speaking and relay information in an organized manner. Learning how …

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2021 4-H Agriculture Day Camp Recap!

At this year’s 4-H Agriculture Day Camp, Henderson County youth learned about local agriculture through guest speakers and many …

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This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

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List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.