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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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2020 Birding Project

During 2019 Summer Relief, 4-Hers made seven bluebird boxes as a service project. This month we will decorate those …

Cover photo for BBQ Bootcamp for 4-H Youth

BBQ Bootcamp for 4-H Youth

4-H Summer Relief – BBQ Bootcamp Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Calling all Master-Chefs, ages 9-18. …

4-H Livestock

Youth Livestock Clinic

The Jackson, Macon, Swain Cattlemen’s Association will have a livestock clinic on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Steers will work …

4-H'er Presenting his 4-H Project

4-H District Activity Day

One important part of 4-H is being a great communicator. We work to be great communicators through our yearly …

2019 4-H Summer Relief

4-H Summers are for exploring and learning new things. Macon County 4-H is ready for both. Our Summer Relief …

Cover photo for 2019 4-H Market Lambs

2019 4-H Market Lambs

Macon County 4-H is taking sign ups for lambs. If you are interested in doing a 4-H Market Lamb …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

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Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …