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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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Cover photo for 2021 Communications Contests Results

2021 Communications Contests Results

The 2021 NC 4-H Horse Program Communications Contests were held in conjunction with the 2021 Virtual 4-H Congress. Contestants …

Cover photo for 2021 Alumni Showmanship Results

2021 Alumni Showmanship Results

During the Saturday evening program of the 2021 NC 4-H State Horse Show, the second annual Alumni Showmanship class …

Cover photo for 2021 Creative Writing Contest Winners

2021 Creative Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following junior and senior 4-H’ers that participated in the 2021 NC 4-H Horse Program Creative Writing …

Cover photo for 2021 Event Sponsors Needed!

2021 Event Sponsors Needed!

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

Cover photo for NC 4-H Virtual Hippology Academy

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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This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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

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