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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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4-H Summer Discovery

We are putting the finishing touches on our 2021 4-H Summer Discovery Program. We will post our activities and …

Trail market for Fonta Flora on Point Lookout Trail

Community Health Assessment Survey

Every 3 years, the Foothills Health District compiles comprehensive data (Community Health Assessment) that helps the local Health Department …

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McDowell 2021 4-H Scholarship

Attention seniors!!! McDowell County 4-H’s College Scholarship is now open. If you are a graduating senior that has been …

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Get Outside and Explore!

Springtime is a great time to get outside and move more. Take advantage of the beautiful, cool sunshine days …

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4-H Summer Camp 2021

We are planning to attend Betsy Jeff-Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, North Carolina from June 20–25. Spots are available …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

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

2/26/21
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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …

1/19/21

Excerpt of Mooving Milk From the Farm to the Fridge

4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

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 …

11/10/20

Excerpt of Winged Wonders

In this curriculum, youth will observe the wonders of the natural world unfolding in front …

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

10/16/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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