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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.

Cover photo for NC 4-H Congress

NC 4-H Congress

What is North Carolina 4-H Congress? Congress is an event for youth ages 13 or older (as of January …

Ivory Eatmon poses with her dairy steer at the WNC Livestock Expo

Congratulations Ivory Eatmon!

The WNC 4-H Dairy Steer Program introduced young people to livestock showing, feeding, and care. Participants were provided a …

Cover photo for 4-H Annual Spring Plant Sale

4-H Annual Spring Plant Sale

4-H Plant Sale, 2021! The time to buy fruit plants for your garden has come! Each spring, Henderson County 4-H …

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Help a Family in Need This Season

In early November, Jeremy, Jennifer, and Austin Taylor lost their house, barns, and most of their belongings. The family …


4-H County Council Bonfire!

Henderson County 4-H Council is excited to invite 4-H Club members to an open Council meeting and a bonfire …

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4-H Pen Pals

Would your child or teen like to have a pen pal? Residents in assisted living facilities are lonely because …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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 …

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Excerpt of Mooving Milk From the Farm to the Fridge

4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …


Excerpt of Winged Wonders

In this curriculum, youth will observe the wonders of the natural world unfolding in front …

Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …


A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …


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 …


Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …