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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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Merchants Millpond State Park

Join us for a fun-filled trip to Merchants Millpond State Park in Gatesville, NC on Saturday, August 7, 2021. …

Knotts Island 4-H Summer Fun

Knotts Island Fantastic Fridays

Knotts Island 4-H Fantastic Fridays, held at the Knotts Island Elementary school and Mackay Island NWR, is the perfect …

Abbigail Rose

Currituck County Intern

NC State Extension announced that Abby Rose is completing an Extension internship this summer with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, …

summer fun

4-H Summer Fun 2021

The Currituck County 4-H Summer Camp Program offers youth a wide variety of fun, hands-on experiences that provide structure …

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Little Chefs Workshop

The “Little Chefs” Workshop will be held on April 9, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for youth …

4-H Public Speaking

4-H Public Speaking and Presentations

Confident public speaking is a crucial, but often overlooked and underdeveloped skill. Developing effective communication skills and techniques provide …

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Have You Ever Made a Topiary?

The 2021 4-H Youth Gardening program will provide hands-on, informative, and imaginative activities for youth of all ages, with …

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Pizza Pizazz

Calling all Young Chefs ages 11-18! Pizza is considered America’s favorite food and chances are it is one of …

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Fun in the Garden

The “Fun in the Garden” Workshop will be held on March 26, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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Scholarship Opportunity

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Excerpt of Hive Helpers - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide

Hive Helpers curriculum - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and …

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. …

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