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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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Macon County Fair, Franklin NC

Upcoming Macon County Fair

When you think about a county fair you may find yourself cracking a smile recalling memories of fun experiences you …

4-H Clover

April 4-H News 2021

Happy April! April Showers Bring May Flowers! 4-H Online Enrollment is still Open. If you haven’t signed your 4-H’er …

4-H Clover

March 4-H Newsletter

Happy March! Spring is getting closer. 4-H Online Enrollment is open. Get your 4-H’er signed up for Macon County …

4-H Online

4-H Online Enrollment Is Open

NC 4-H has moved to 4-H Online 2.0 Our state and national organizers have been working hard since the …

Volunteers heart of 4-H

February 4-H Newsletter

February is a great month to tell your family and friends how much you love them. We also want …

Fresh Strawberries

2021Annual 4-H Plant Sale

It’s that time of year again when Macon County 4-H sells fruit and berry plants to our families and …

Herter O'Neal Scholoarship

Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) …

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

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

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This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

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This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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

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Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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

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