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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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Design Plans

One of the things that I’ve always loved about agriculture and farming is the opportunity to be inventive and …

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If I Had to Choose

To say that growing quality fruit in our area is challenging is an understatement. Apples get rust diseases. Pears …

Celebrate With 4-H!

Autumn is a special season and this year seems to be no exception. There is much to celebrate within Caldwell …

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Changes

There have been a lot of changes in the Caldwell Extension Center since the last newsletter. We have been …

Summer Explorin' Programs

Summer is just around the corner and the Caldwell Cooperative Extension Center has some exciting 4-H programs planned. These …

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Congratulations to 4-H Winners

Congratulations to Zac Key who won 2nd place in the state 4-H Photo Contest in the Senior “4-H in Action” …

4-H at Baton Elementary School

Students at Baton Elementary School have enjoyed participating in the 4-H SNAP-ED program this spring, “Steps to Health”. Caldwell County …

Beach Trip

Caldwell 4-H ers ride horses on the Beach Several members of the 4-H horse program and their families spent their …

2012 4-H Achievement Night

Honoring our 4-Hers! 4-H youth accomplish a lot, and a very special part of 4-H is Achievement Night – the evening …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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 …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
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. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18