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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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Building Friendships in 4-H

It’s a heartbreaker. Watching a child sitting alone with that helpless look on his/her face of not knowing how …

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4-H Learn by Doing

A great theme that we use here at 4-H is, “Learn by Doing.” This is a mantra that we …

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To The Tune “Let It Snow”

Oh the world today can be frightful – At 4-H, we’re so delightful. And when you’ve no place to go, 4-H will …

4-H Helps Young People to Excel

4-H Helps Young People Excel The structured learning, encouragement, and adult mentoring that young people receive through their participation …

Sweet Summertime!

Sweet, sweet summertime! School’s out and summer programming at Randolph County 4-H is up and running. We have lots …

4-H Olympics

4-H Announcements

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Through 4-H, more …

Summertime!

by Jody Terry, 4-H Program Assistant Summer. It’s possibly the youth development season with the least stability. Reality check: the …

Let's Play!

By Jody Terry, 4-H Program Assistant As much as I love living in an area with four distinct seasons, the …

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