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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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NC 4-H Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Henderson County 4-H Winners in the NC 4-H Photo Contest! Both won second place in “4-H …

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Gary Stamey Livestock Clinic

The NC Mountain State Fair offers an annual clinic to help young people prepare to show livestock at the …

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New 4-H Enrollment System

Life is about to get easier for NC 4-H families, who won’t have to fill out new paperwork every …

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4-H Project Record Winners

Congratulations to Isaiac Swekosky (age 9-10, Environmental Science) and Emma Wilkie (13-15, Environmental Science) for earning gold medals at …

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4-H Embryology

Fifty-nine second grade classes are hatching quail eggs this spring. Thanks to a generous grant from Community Foundation of …

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4-H Mini-Gardening

4-H Mini-Gardening is fun way for young people, ages 9 – 18, to learn how to grow a vegetable …

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Sewing Classes for Adults!

People often ask whether Cooperative Extension offers Sewing Classes for adults. Great news! A new series of classes is being …

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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18
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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …

1/17/18

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

9/6/17

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Diagram of swine body parts.

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

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