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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.

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Women in Agriculture - Fiber Tour

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension’s “Women in Agriculture” Fiber Tour will take place on Friday, August 18th, beginning with …

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Summer Meals Program

Kids look forward to summer break as a time for fun! But for parents that rely on free or …

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Four County 4-H Livestock Show

Event will take place Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Clover C Farms 117 Cheves Rd Bunn NC 27508 Check IN/Registration 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Show …

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2017 4-H Presentations

Public Speaking Workshop: Thursday, May 11th Time: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location: Franklin County Cooperative Ext Office 103 S. Bickett Blvd Louisburg, NC …

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Four County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale

Links to Online Registration, Rules & Regulations Four County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale This is the link for the online registration but …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

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

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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 …


Home Composting with Earthworms

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


Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …


Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

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


Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.