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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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2023 Summer Exploring With 4-H

Registration is live on Eventbrite Come explore your interests and learn something new this summer with 4-H! Summer Exploring is …

Photo by Ken Martin - a boy observes chicks as part of his 4-H embryology project.

4-H This Spring 2023

In addition to our local 4-H Clubs, there are several short-term programs coming up this spring in 4-H. Choose …

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 …

A child and teacher wear gloves while measuring spinach in a cooking class.

Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina Extension Agents

This resource guide explores how Early Care and Education programs serve families and show potential …

2/17/23

Houses for Wood Ducks

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to collect used materials, construct and …

Earthworm Composting

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to make a composting bin to …

Sheep Exhibitor Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 7-8.

A trainer presents to teachers during a training program.

Connecting to Early Childhood Partners in Your Community

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

1/23/23