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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.

Positive Attitude

Attitude Is Everything

It would be fair to say that we are all experiencing all sorts of new situations, procedures, problems, opportunities, …

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Fall Family Fun Virtual Fair

The year 2020 has been full of disappointment for many. Most recently it was announced that even the North …

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Unsolicited Seed Shipments

You may have recently seen news reports of people all across the country receiving unsolicited seed packages from China. …

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Why Not Just Smile?  

I would just bet that you know someone that every time you see them, they break out into a …

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Livestock Fly Control

Summer is in full swing and so are those pesky flies that aggravate our beloved equine partners and other livestock. …

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Pasture Management

Are you managing your pastures properly? Horses should be able to graze all year long on properly maintained pastures. Horses …

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Summer Learning Loss

“Often referred to as summer setback or the summer slide, summer learning loss is when students return to school …

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Extension Summer Pop-Up Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is cooking up tons of free, virtual fun this summer that highlights local …

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2020 Virtual Electric Program

The 4-H Electric Program is one of the exciting areas where 4-Hers are given several opportunities to learn by …

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Preventing Colic in Horses

How many horse owners worry every time the weather changes or just worry in general if their beloved equine …

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Cancelled-Mission: Connection

*This class has been cancelled* Have you been missing experiences and human interaction? Well, North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck …

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Live Update

**UPDATE: As we work to transition back into more interactive programming, we will reduce the Live from Currituck Extension …

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Currituck Mask Makers

One day we will look back and remember the 2020 pandemic that shut down the world. Things changed for …

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Operational Update

With the lifting of the stay at home order and initiation of Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina, …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …