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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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NC 4-H Going Abroad?

Are you interested in learning more about the NC 4-H Outbound Exchange Program? NC 4-H has opportunities for current …

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4-H Advisory Council

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

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

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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 …

Excerpt of Hive Helpers - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide

Hive Helpers curriculum - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and …

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. …

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