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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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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 is a favorite special program for youth ages 8-18 to learn the skill of sewing with …

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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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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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Congratulations 2018 4-H Project Record Participants!

Dana Cloverbuds 4-H Club Alayiah Gilmore Grason Moore Peyton Hannah Owen Bradley Capps Grayson Corn Maddie Socha Ella Maynard Braelyn Wilson Manasseh Pace Crystal Hemans Caroline Lord Emory Blanton Taylor Sharpe Natalie Sharp Caleb Wilson Filumena …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

3/12/20
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

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 …