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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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Earth Day: Keeping It Green

Ready to turn your thumbs green and inspire your inner Lorax? Since 1970, people across the globe have been …

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4-H State Officer Applications

The 2021-2022 State 4-H Officer Candidate Application and Guidelines have been published and are available on the State 4-H …

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Alamance County 4-H Clubs

Check out our 4-H clubs in Alamance County this year. There is definitely something for everyone! 4-H Reps Lucky Leaf 4-H Elon …

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4-H Spring Plant Sale 2021

This season we are offering nine varieties of blueberry plants, Boston ferns, and a book! Take a look at …

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Youth Market Turkey Show 2021

Registration begins March 2, 2021, at 9 a.m. for the 2021 Youth Market Turkey Show! The 2021 YMTS is tentatively …

Livestock Science Camp

If you are between the ages of 15 and 18 and would like to explore the science — nutrition, …

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Are You a ChangeMaker?

National 4-H Council is proud to join the Invisalign® brand in their search for 100 deserving teens dedicated to making a difference …

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#YouthCulture Workshop Series

The NC 4-H state office asked us to send along to our 4-H community this opportunity for cost-free parent …

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Healthy Habits Family Weekend

Looking for more ways to spend time together as a family? 4-H Healthy Living has an exciting new opportunity for …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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What CAN Be Composted?

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

6/17/21