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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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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 …

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Pickin' in the Pines for 4-H

By now you have probably heard about an event that will be hosted at Millstone 4-H Camp called Pickin’ …

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Richmond County 4-H Goat Show

Our Richmond County 4-H Goat Show is coming up next weekend. This is an event that you don’t want …

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Richmond County 4-H Cooks Up a Win!!

On Saturday, July 31, two Richmond County youth participated in the State Presentation Pork Cookery Competition. This competition was …

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Summer + Fun = 4-H Summer Fun!

As students are saying good-byes to teachers and classrooms for a few months, I say “Hello!” to 4-H Summer …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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 …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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

9/26/18
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

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