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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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Book Explorers: Denmark

This has been a year of changes. From how our 4-H Programs meet, to how we celebrate achievements, even …

Hay bales made into a car, crab pots, and a scarecrow

Time for Fall Fun!!

I love autumn, the crisp air, new office supplies, apple strudel, fairs, bonfires, and all our fall 4-H Clubs. …

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Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Display your creativity and imagination in a family-friendly, county-wide competition. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pamlico County will be hosting …

Skills for the Future

This year we’ve seen a great deal of change from how our kids are going to school, how we …

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4-H Fun for Fall

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to fall since the middle of summer. Crisp mornings, a …

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Fall Fun

This summer things have been different for NC 4-H and 4-H programs around the world. We’ve transitioned Summer Fun …

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Book Explorers: Spain

4-H Book Explorers Take a fantastic journey around the world, one book, and one country at a time. Join us …

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What Are the 4 'H's'?

What is 4-H, and what do they do? 4-H is the youth development branch of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. …

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What's Up With Mummies?!

In 4-H we love all sorts of science. While we love robots and explosions, we really love gross science. …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Excerpt of Mooving Milk From the Farm to the Fridge

4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …

11/10/20

Excerpt of Winged Wonders

In this curriculum, youth will observe the wonders of the natural world unfolding in front …

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. …

10/30/20

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

10/16/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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 …