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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 County Wide Bake-Off

The 4-H Bake-off will be an afternoon filled with baked goods, games, crafts, and fun! The event will be …

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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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4-H Upcoming Events

Visit this site to get the latest information about Farm City Day, Project Record Training, Officer Training, New Leader …

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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. …

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N.C. 4-H International Exchange

The N.C. 4-H International Exchange is offering a Summer Outbound Program! The Outbound program is open to current or …

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New Homemaking 4-H Club!

Would you like to learn to make fresh-milled bread? The Homemaking 4-H Club (for ages 11-14) meets on Tuesdays …

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4-H Mini-Garden Winners

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

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All About 4-H Congress

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

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Enroll for 4-H in 2019

4HOnline is now the only way to enroll for 4-H! If you enrolled for the 2018 year, all you …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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. …

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 …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …