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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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National 4-H Week Fun

On Wednesday, October 9,14 youth prepared a total of 225 bags in a backpack service project with United Way …

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4-H Volunteer 101 for Fall 2019

Are you a club leader? Do you regularly help with local programs? Have you attended events or meetings with …

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4-H Discovery Club

Experience 4-H in the 4-H Discovery Club! The club is for families new to the organization, curious about learning …

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Community surveys for 4-H

Caldwell County 4-H is kicking off a volunteer campaign aimed at improving volunteer resources, utilization and experiences within the …

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08/27/19 4-H Meeting Recap

The Caldwell County Agricultural Fair Board and 4-H announced a new camp scholarship at a county-wide 4-H meeting Tuesday, …

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Club Information

4–H is a voluntary, educational program for youth ages 5-18. Its approach to youth development is through hands-on learning. Clubs are groups …

4-H youth participate in Science Camp, which was hosted by the Science 4-H Club during Summer Exploring.

How to Start a Club

Lyndsie Young of Davie County 4-H has compiled some information on how to start a new 4-H club. In order …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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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. …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …