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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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2021 Event Sponsors Needed!

The NC 4-H Horse Program has a full calendar of events planned for 2021, and now more than ever, …

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NC 4-H Virtual Hippology Academy

This educational series of modules are self-paced and designed to help NC 4-H coaches and contestants prepare for future …

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September 2020 Newsletter

The September 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the recipients of the 2020 Billy Murray Scholarships …

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2020 Communications Contest Results

The 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Communications Contests were held in conjunction with the 2020 Virtual 4-H Congress. Contestants …

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Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Excerpt of Hive Helpers - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide

Hive Helpers curriculum - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and …