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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 4-H Wreath and Garland Sale!

4-H Wreath and Garland Sale!

It’s time to start decorating for the holidays, and what better way to do so than by purchasing a …

Cover photo for 4-H Plant Sale - Fall 2018

4-H Plant Sale - Fall 2018

The 4-H fall plant sale fundraiser has begun, and will continue until October 22nd. This year, we’re offering apples, …

Cover photo for 4-H Poster Contest Now Live!

4-H Poster Contest Now Live!

Want to help promote in a new, exciting, and artistic way? Consider entering into our 4-H poster contest today! …

Cover photo for Project Record Book Party!

Project Record Book Party!

Alamance County 4-H presents our annual Project Record Book Party. Check out the flyer for more information about the …

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Partnerships and Organizations

Project Record Forms

Publications, Information, and News

Resources

Youth Livestock Project Record Forms

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Backyard composting bin

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List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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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. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

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This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

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Home Composting with Earthworms

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4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/14/18