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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.

4-H Clover

November 2020 4-H Newsletter

Macon County 4-H got back to 4-H business in October. We had a great time starting back Macon 4-H …

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Youth Livestock Show

The 2020 Macon County Fair was officially canceled this September. Although the fair was canceled, the fair board members, …

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NC 4-H Going Abroad?

Are you interested in learning more about the NC 4-H Outbound Exchange Program? NC 4-H has opportunities for current …

Nature Adventures

Nature Adventures With NC 4-H

Nature Adventures is a virtual learning program aligned with NC Standard Course of Study teaching standards provided for FREE …

Emma Baker 2020 Statewide AIRE Competition Winner

2020 Statewide AIRE Competition

Congratulations Emma Baker for winning the 2020 Statewide AIRE Competition. The AIRE (Application, Interview, Resume and Essay) Competition is a …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

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This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

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Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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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 …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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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 …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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