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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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4-H Autumn Fun Programs 2019

4-H Fun doesn’t stop when summer ends. Check out our upcoming autumn workshops, clubs, and events. Debate Club: We will learn …

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The Summer So Far

August is just around the corner and I can’t believe how fast this Summer has flown by. It seems …

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Summertime Rock Candy

Summer is fully upon us and I’ve been thinking about all the fun things that I got to do …

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Green Time Not Screen Time

Surrounded as we are by the great natural beauty of Pamlico County, the Neuse River, and the Croatoan, it …

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2019 Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun Programs are a great way for children to learn and grow during the Summer months. Each …

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What Is 4-H?

4-H has been in North Carolina for over a hundred years! What began as a cooperation between counties and …

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NC 4-H Presentations

2019 4-H Presentations Public Speaking is an acquired skill, not a born ability! Developing, refining, and delivering a speech with …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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. …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …

Talking Turkey

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to recognize and record wild turkey …