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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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Handmade and Homegrown Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Handmade and Homegrown …

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Currituck Farm Festival

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The 4-H Electric Program is an informal hands-on youth program conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, professional …

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Currituck County 4-H

N.C. Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in the state, equipping more than 263,000 young …

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