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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.

Cover photo for 2020 NC 4-H State Horse Show Canceled

2020 NC 4-H State Horse Show Canceled

Per NC State University, all youth face-to-face programs, events, and activities hosted by the university scheduled for summer 2020 …

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March 2020 Newsletter

The March 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the recent winners of the …

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2020 Horse Judging Contest Update

Due to current university restrictions regarding public gatherings, the NC 4-H Horse Program 4-H Horse Judging Contest will be …

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February 2020 Newsletter

The February 2020 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the upcoming educational contests, eligibility card procedures, …

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December 2019 Newsletter

The December 2019 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the accomplishments of our 4-H’ers at the …

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August 2019 Newsletter

The August 2019 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the accomplishments of our 4-H’ers …

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