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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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February 2020 Newsletter

The February 2020 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the upcoming educational contests, eligibility card procedures, …

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December 2019 Newsletter

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

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4-H - Showing for More than Ribbons

Franklin County 4-H’ers have been very busy gearing up for different events and competitions. Our most recent events and …

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2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Award

GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by …

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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 …

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NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades 6-8

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Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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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 …

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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 …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

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

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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 …