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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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March 2019 Newsletter

The March 2019 N.C. 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the winners in the State …

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Friends of Extension Breakfast

N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center would like to invite our friends to breakfast on Friday, March 15, 2019, …

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Catawba Falls Hike

Leave No Trace Outreach Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 a.m. Catawba Falls, 3074 Catawba River Rd Join the Old Fort Community Forum for …

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The Buzz on Beekeeping 2019

Free Four Day Beginning Beekeeping Course 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 9, and 16, 2019 Field Day – Saturday, April 27, …

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Wild Game: From Field to Table

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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 …

Monitoring Macroinvertebrates

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to collect and identify stream insects …

Sharing Space with Wildlife

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to identify nuisance wildlife situations and …