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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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Tri-County Chicken Chain

The Tri-County 4-H Chicken Chain is a multi-county (Alamance, Guilford, Chatham) chicken project where youth receive day-old chicks, then …

Beef Jerky

Homemade Jerky

We’ve been on a jerky kick for the last few days. Watch our “How to Video” to learn how …

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Virtual 4-H Volunteer Training

Come join us virtually to learn the new procedures for face-to-face programming with 4-H and you only need to …

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NC Crunch October 21

Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown apple on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at noon. Across North Carolina, kids …

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4-H Fruit Plant Sale

It’s time for the Fall 4-H Plant Sale! Blueberries (Climax, Premier, Brightwell, Powderblue) Blackberries (Navaho, Ouachita) Raspberries (Heritage, Fall Gold) Goji Berries Bunch Grapes …

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Guilford County Pumpkin Contest

Get your tools and decorations ready! We want you to send us your pumpkin decorations! We will have four …

4-H International Exchange Program

Travel the World With 4-H!

The International Exchange Program information has been released for 2021 on the NC 4-H Website. Learn how you can …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

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The Grow Box

North Carolina 4-H and the JC Raulston Arboretum have partnered to create The Grow Box, a program full of …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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