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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.

Show Steer Hoof Trimming

Show Cattle Hoof Trimming

As calves grow, their hooves grow with them. Show cattle are not like commercial cattle show cattle are kept …

4-H Market Lambs

Shearing 4-H Market Lambs

It is lamb time in Macon County! Our 4-H Market Lamb Club received their lambs in June. Participants in …

4-H Garden Kit

Macon 4-H Garden Project

What is yellow, bumpy and great fried, sautéed or in a casserole – that’s right, squash we grow ourselves! …

Working Livestock

4-H Livestock Club

NC Junior Beef Round Up will be held in Fletcher, NC at the WNC Ag Center August 7-9, 2020. …

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Made It With 4-H

In July, we will be making crafts because 4-Hers love to create with their hands! During htis month, we …

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Kids in the Kitchen

Join Ms. Carol in Kids in the Kitchen virtual Summer Camp. If your child is 9-13 years of age …

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West District 4-H Teen Retreat

“Define Your Vision: Lead the Way” Define Your Vision: Lead the Way!, a Virtual Teen Retreat on Thursday, June 4, …

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Citizenship Focus 2020

Dates: June 15-17, 2020 Location: Zoom Times: 1–4 p.m. each day Cost: There is no cost to attend this event. Ages: This event …

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2020 NC 4-H Photography Contest

Judging for the NC 4-H Congress Photo Contest is performed by NC State University Communications and CALS Communications. These …

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Moon Dough

Parents, are you getting to the point where you are running out of activities to do with your children? …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …