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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

Cover photo for Northeast District 4-H Science Camp

Northeast District 4-H Science Camp

NED Science Camp – Register Soon! Franklin County registration deadline is Friday, May 11 WHO: Youth ages 12-18 WHAT: NED 4-H Science …

Cover photo for 2018 Strawberry Festival

2018 Strawberry Festival

The Annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival will take place Friday, May 4, at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market Shelter …

Spring 2018 News Release

Upcoming Events “Women in Agriculture” Lunch & Learn Monthly Meetings Are you interested in joining a very diverse, dynamic group of …

Cover photo for 2018 Franklin County 4-H Fun Show

2018 Franklin County 4-H Fun Show

The 2018 Franklin County 4-H Fun Show will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018. To register for the show, please read …

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 …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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 …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18