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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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Nature Adventures This Fall!

North Carolina 4-H Camps are offering a series of virtual nature programs this fall via Zoom. The series starts …

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Dairy Photo Contest 2020

Every year, NC State University Dairy Extension and The Dairy Alliance sponsor a photo contest to celebrate…dairy! So even …

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Check Out 4-H Summer Programs!

This summer, we are hosting four upcoming summer programs for 4-H participants! All programs will be virtual. Take a …

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COVID-19 Office Update 5.26.20

**COVID-19 UPDATE** We are continuing to serve you during this time and have entered our next phase which includes …

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Citizenship Focus in 2020

This year’s Citizenship Focus will be June 15-17, 2020, 1–4 p.m. It will be the same great event it …

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North Central Virtual Teen Retreat

2020 Teen Retreat Invitation Monday, May 18–Friday, May 22, 2020, 3–4 p.m. Register online If interested in attending, please contact Taylor at …

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Living for 4-H Fridays!

Join Alamance and Guilford County 4-H every Friday, from April 10 to June 5, 2020, for “Living for 4-H …

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4-H Photo Challenge

Hi 4-H friends, While we are all staying home and practicing social distancing, why not make it fun? Check out …

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New Virtual College Tours

Hi 4-H friends, I know that many things are being canceled and postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including college tours. …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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. …

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 Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …