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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.

Cover photo for 2019 Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale

2019 Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale

**Updated with corrected order form / 4-18-19**We are now taking orders for the 2019 Alleghany 4-H Annual Spring Plant …

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N.C. 4-H Horse Judging Team

We are looking for the next generation of N.C. 4-H horse judging team members. If you know a Cloverbud …

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2019 4-H Food Show

Who: Youth ages 5+ When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Deadline to Register: February 22, 2019 Cost: Free Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Wilkes County …

Cover photo for **UPDATED** Pumpkin Carving Contest

**UPDATED** Pumpkin Carving Contest

Our Contest is Rescheduled! Due to the Mountain Heritage Festival being cancelled because of Hurricane Florence, we have decided to …

Summer Camp 2017

It’s not too soon to start thinking about camp. We’ll be heading to Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H camp in Reidsville, …

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Advanced Livestock Judging

Information can be found below for the Advanced Livestock Judging program. This program allows youth to meet once a …

Cover photo for 2016 Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale

2016 Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale

The 2016 Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale is now underway! Help us send local 4-Hers to camp; All proceeds are …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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 …

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. …

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 …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …

Talking Turkey

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to recognize and record wild turkey …