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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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Let's Get Composting

Chilly days make you think of hearty soup and cozy blankets, it is also the best time to start …

Winter Break Boredom Busting

Christmas carols have been playing for weeks, the Christmas tree is up, and decorated, there’s even a few wrapped …

What's to Come in 2021?

There are two things I like to do at the end of the year, to reflect on what I’ve …

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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 …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …

1/19/21

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 …

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

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …