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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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Equine Fall Vaccines

Fall is approaching fast and that means it is time to do your fall vaccines on all of your …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome during quarantine? Show it off at our virtual Homegrown and …

learn to forgive

Why Not Forgive?

All of us have been “done wrong” by someone, and we blame them for hurting us and causing us …

make it rain game

Let’s Make It Rain

For our game today, we are going to create a rainstorm through coordinated sounds made with body percussion. Appoint …

hay bale decorating contest

Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Display your creativity and imagination in a family-friendly, county-wide competition. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County will be hosting a …

Cover photo for ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

cut flower bouquet

Cut Flower Bouquet Contest

Creating cut flower bouquets is a fun, educational, and creative way to spend time outdoors. This activity can be …

hummingbird on a feeder

Hummingbirds Are Cool

I think hummingbirds are about the coolest birds around. I have a hummingbird feeder used by birds a little …

post card about Spain

4-H Book Explorers

Take a fantastic journey around the world, one book, and one country at a time. Join us as we …

decision making

Decisions…Decisions

When I was in college, my roommate was from Venezuela and he used to play a song in Spanish …

horse bowl buzzer equipment

Virtual Horse Bowl Competition

Attention all young horse enthusiasts ages 8-18. Do you have a burning desire to learn more about horses? We …

Cover photo for No-Bake Horse Treats

No-Bake Horse Treats

With COVID-19 putting a damper on horse shows and other fun 4-H horse activities, let’s have some fun making …

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What Is Your Horse Eating?

It never fails that everywhere I take my horse people always ask me what feeds do I use. What …

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Excerpt of Mooving Milk From the Farm to the Fridge

4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …

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Excerpt of Winged Wonders

In this curriculum, youth will observe the wonders of the natural world unfolding in front …

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. …

10/30/20

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

10/16/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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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 …