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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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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 …

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PSSI Words of Wisdom

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

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Mecklenburg 4-H eUpdate

Check out our most recent 4-H eUpdate for Mecklenburg County. Want great articles like these and more sent straight …

4-H Residential Camp

Join us this summer, June 24-June 29, 2018 for our Residential Summer camp Program. Youth ages 8-13 will travel …

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4-H Winter Enrichment

4-H Winter Enrichment 2018 Save the Date (downloadable PDF flyer) Deadline to register is Thursday, January 4th by 5 …

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Year End Donation Grab & Go!

Please visit our office to take advantage of great, FREE donations to be used for a variety of causes. …

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2017 4-H Summer Fun!

2017 4-H Summer FUN 2017 4-H Summer Fun Enrollment Packet 2017 4-H Summer Fun Registration Form REGISTRATION IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! *Every …

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Hop Into Spring With 4-H

We invite you to “Hop into Spring with 4-H” with the latest from our 4-H at Home brochure series. …

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4-H Summer Fun Training

2017 4-H Summer Fun Training Details Spice up your summer camp and summer programs with 4-H! Join us for Summer …

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

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

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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 …