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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.

4-H January Newsletter

There is a lot going on to start off the new year. Volunteers and youth, please remember to update …

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4-H Volunteer Leaders' Conference

This is a wonderful Leadership opportunity for club leaders and general 4-H volunteers. The event will be held at …

4-H Exchange Program

Are you interested in hosting an exchange student or adult chaperone this summer? VISIT the N.C. 4-H website for more …

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4-H Winter Enrichment

Saturday, January 11, 2020 Load van: 8:30–8:45 a.m., return around 5 p.m. Registration Cost: $20 Registration Deadline: January 3 …

Hands to Larger Service

Richmond County 4-H is a youth development program designed to help kids between the ages of 5 and 18 …

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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 …

Empowering Youth and Families

Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) is planned to begin November 4, 2019 at the Extension office. Dinner will …

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4-H Science Adventures

5th graders from across the county attended a wonderful, science-based field trip at Millstone 4-H Camp. 4-H Science Adventures – …

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 …

12/3/19
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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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 …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …