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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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PSSI Words of Wisdom

Alexandra “Alex” Baughns of Orange Park, FL recently attended the Poultry Science Summer Institute (PSSI) and shared some advice …

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Volunteers Say Yes!

One of the best things about our work here at the Extension Office is the great people we work …

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Friendship Building in 4-H

Did you know that 4-H is coordinating summer adventure classes for youth in Asheboro, Liberty and Archdale? Often the …

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Thank You Mr. Elworth Cheek

We would like to offer a special thank you to Mr. Elworth Cheek, Ramseur, for representing Randolph County Extension …

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“H“ is for Heart

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my …

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Attitude of Gratitude

As a person who has spent much of the first half of my life being a kid, and most …

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Can We Do It Too?

As most of you know, a stereotype is a generalization that is usually exaggerated or oversimplified and is often …

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So What? Health Rocks!

School is in full swing and our youth here in Randolph County are taking their learning back to the …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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