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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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4-H Achievement Night!

4-H Achievement night is an evening for Henderson County 4-H to come together as a county to celebrate and …

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Coming Soon! 4-H Plant Sale!

Looking for the lowest prices around for quality fruit and vegetable plants carefully chosen to grow in our area? …

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Enroll in 4-H for 2020

Starting January 1, 2020, all 4-H members and volunteers will need to re-enroll for the year. See this link …

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NC State Livestock Science Camp

The NC State University Livestock Science Camp is a residential summer camp experience for youth age 14-17 years old from …

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Support Henderson County 4-H!

Through 4-H classes and clubs, young people learn skills that will help them throughout life, with a focus on …

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Recycle Your Christmas Lights!

The holidays are upon us again and as you begin to decorate you will inevitably come across a strand …

Bake Off

4-H County-Wide Bake-Off Winners!

The smell of gingerbread and sounds of good conversation welcomed twenty-four excited youth and their families bringing their homemade …

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4-H Sewing Classes

4-H sewing classes provides the opportunity for girls and boys from ages 8-18 to learn the skill of sewing …

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N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament

Henderson County was represented by 15 participants at the N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament held September 29 in Ellerbe, …

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NC Mountain State Fair Highlights

Livestock shows include awards for the people who show the animals (showmanship), and for the quality of the animals. …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

12/3/19
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …