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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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Developing Youth Soft Skills

At least twice a month I get to write about the exciting things our 4-H’ers have accomplished and the interesting projects …

Autumn Path

October: 4-H Fall Fun Program 2019

4-H Fun doesn’t stop when summer ends. Check out our upcoming Fall Fun workshops, clubs, and events. Enroll in 4-H! Sign …

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Celebrating Our Future Leaders

On August 24th 4-H Shooting Sports teams from across Eastern NC gathered at the Eastern 4-H Center to test …

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What Happened This Summer?

Summer has come to an end and I’m looking forward to crisp fall mornings, plaid, and leaves crunching beneath …

Cover photo for 4-H Fall Fun Programs 2019

4-H Fall Fun Programs 2019

4-H Fun doesn’t stop when summer ends. Check out our upcoming Fall Fun workshops, clubs, and events. Sign up for …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

2 weeks ago
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. …

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 …

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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 …

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 …