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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

Cover photo for 2018 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference

2018 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Beyond February 2-4, 2018 Sheraton Imperial 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC To reserve your room, call (919) 941-5050 Group …

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, …

Cover photo for Advanced Livestock Judging

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

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 …

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 …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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

Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …


Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …


Home Composting with Earthworms

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


Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …