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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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PSSI Words of Wisdom

Alexandra “Alex” Baughns of Orange Park, FL recently attended the Poultry Science Summer Institute (PSSI) and shared some advice …

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Goodbyes Are Hard

Three years ago, I excitedly moved to a small town in North Carolina called Rockingham. I am not a …

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"Egg-Citing Things Happening in 4-H!"

Last week almost 600, 2nd grade students throughout Richmond County public schools and Second Baptist Christian Academy participated in …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18
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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 …

1/17/18

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 …

9/6/17

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

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