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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.

Image of the 2019 Youth Summit attendees at the 2019 North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Youth Summit.

2019 4-H NCACC Youth Summit

Franklin County 4-H youth attends NCACC Youth Summit A 4-H’er from Franklin County attended the tenth annual North Carolina Association …

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August 2019 Newsletter

The August 2019 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the accomplishments of our 4-H’ers …

Cover photo for March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

The March 2019 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the winners in the State …

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

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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 …