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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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A Taste of 4-H

4-H clubs created a booklet of activities for you to enjoy, and learn a little about what we do …

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WNC Livestock Expo Winners

Congratulations to all the participants in the WNC Livestock Expo, September 12–20, 2020! Showing livestock is a lot of …

National 4-H week

Join National 4-H Week, 2020!

National 4‑H Week 2020 is coming! October 4 – 10 #Opportunity 4All National 4-H week is an important week to highlight …

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Farm City Day 2020 Virtual Ag Tour

Farm City Day, an annual agricultural awareness fair started in 1955, celebrates rural traditions, introduces the urban population to …

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NC 4-H Virtual Craft Fair!

We are excited to announce the North Carolina 4-H Virtual Craft Fair! NC 4-H Virtual Craft Fair Flyer Each year our …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

Entertains

4-H Showcase of Talent!

4-H Entertains is a great way to showcase your talents and participate in National 4-H Week! Talent acts will …

Nature

Nature Adventures with NC 4-H Camps!

Nature Adventures with NC 4-H Camps is a free virtual learning program aligned with state teaching standards for all teachers …

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Young Naturalists 4-H Club Fundraiser

Henderson County Young Naturalists 4-H Club has a club focus on environmental studies, wildlife and participate in multiple competitions …

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West District 4-H Activity Day

Congratulations to all of the Henderson County 4-H’ers who gave presentations at the district level! We had 12 cloverbuds …

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open to the public again! To help maintain social distancing, only 3 visitors will be …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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. …

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …