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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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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. …

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Upcoming Summer Fun Programs

Garden Jump Start Ages: 5 – 10 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 This Wednesday we will be learning about transplanting. We will talk …

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