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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 Happy National 4-H Week 2018!

Happy National 4-H Week 2018!

A message from your NC State Extension Associate Director & State Program Leader, 4-H; Coordinator: Emergency Programs, Dr. Mike …

Cover photo for 4-H Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

4-H Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

Hurricane Florence Relief flyer Donations now being accepted at our office, located at 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204 M-F …

Cover photo for Upcoming/Ongoing 4-H Programs

Upcoming/Ongoing 4-H Programs

4-H programs at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center Sept. 15, 2018 (CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER) 9 a.m.-11 a.m.: “Where are the Wild …

Alexandra Baughns portrait

PSSI Words of Wisdom

Alexandra “Alex” Baughns of Orange Park, FL recently attended the Poultry Science Summer Institute (PSSI) and shared some advice …

Learn More Using the Resources Below

4-H Advisory Council

4-H Club Financial Information

4-H Club Information

4-H Curriculum Trainings

4-H Forms & Information - Spanish

4-H Forms and Policies

4-H Gardening & Outdoor Education with Youth

4-H School Enrichment Information

4-H Summer Residential (Overnight) Camp Forms & Information

4-H Volunteer Forms and Information

4-H Youth Safety/Injury Prevention Partnerships & Resources

Additional 4-H Links

Extension Programs at NC A&T State University

Extension Programs at NC State University

Partnerships and Organizations


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.

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. …


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 …