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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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Cover photo for 4-H District Activity Day 2022

4-H District Activity Day 2022

District Activity Day 2022 will be held face-to-face on Friday, June 24th at Lenoir Community College! DAD is a 4-H …

Cover photo for Coastal Plains Chicken Project 2022

Coastal Plains Chicken Project 2022

Registration for the 2022 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Has Begun! PLEASE NOTE: Registrations and payments are due by January 13, …

Cover photo for The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Have a Safe Halloween and enjoy some Allergen-Friendly Treats! Celebrating Happy Halloween next week means a week full of sweet …

Stir It Up

Stir It Up- Baking Series Camp!

Another exciting cooking camp coming in August! Join us via Zoom to stir up some yummy goodies! Each session will …

Cover photo for Let Me Cook - Cooking Camp!

Let Me Cook - Cooking Camp!

Check out cooking summer camp for July – it’s right around the corner! Are you tired of the same old …

Fresh Wreaths for Sale

Fresh Wreaths for Sale You can fill out the online order form. If you have any questions contact our 4-H Agent …

Cover photo for 4-H ASPIRE ACT Course

4-H ASPIRE ACT Course

For more info please contact our 4-H Agent, Alex Sugg-Kennedy, at (252) …

Cover photo for 4-H Showcase of Talent

4-H Showcase of Talent

Get your 4-H Talent acts ready! We are excited to announce that we will be offering our 4-H Showcase …

Cover photo for 4-H Hay Bale Decorating Competition

4-H Hay Bale Decorating Competition

4-H’ers and their families are invited to participate in a hay bale decorating competition! Entries can be constructed from September …

2019 4-H Summer Events

Check out the link below for a list of our 2019 4-H summer events. Registration form included in the …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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 …

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 …

“Se hacen puentes al andar”: Un Recurso para los Padres y Tutores de Jóvenes LGBTQ+

“Se hacen puentes al andar” es sobre resaltar la importancia de sentirse parte de la …

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“Se hacen puentes al andar”: A Resource for Parents & Caregivers of Latino LGBTQ+ Youth

“Se hacen puentes al andar” is about highlighting the power of family belonging and the …

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