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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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Operation Clover Rescue

The countdown clock has started! We are assembling a small team of resilient 4-H youth to track and decode the …

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2019 Eastern Carolina 4-H Livestock Show & Sale

SAVE THE DATES: April 2–3, 2019 Check out our QUICK FACTS LIVESTOCK PROJECT ORIENTATION INFORMATION: Important Project Dates 2019 Show & Sale Schedule Youth Contribution …

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Halifax County 4-H Sponsors!

A big thank you to those that have donated to the summer programs this year! These donations are going …

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County Activity Day Results

We would like to extend a big congratulations to all of our participants for County Activity Day! Everyone did …

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Let's Go Camping!

Please take a look at our residential summer camping page, it will tell you all the information you need …

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Livestock Skillathon Day Camp

Halifax County will be hosting an opportunity for youth to learn about how to compete in a Livestock Skillathon …

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Horse'n Around the 4-H Way

The 4-H Horse Program offers LOTS of ways youth can become involved in 4-H with their horses or just …

Sign Up for 4-H Presentations!

4-H is devoted to developing leadership and workforce development skills in youth through innovative programming. We strongly encourage 4-Hers …

2014 4-H & Youth Day Camp

It is not too late to sign your children up for day camp. We have 8 exciting weeks worth …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

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

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Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …