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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.

4H livestock club kids holding baby chickens

NEW - Livestock 4-H Club

Do you have a youth interested in animals but don’t know where to begin to help them pursue their …

4-H Livestock Interest Meeting

If you have any children, ages 5-18, who are interested in becoming involved in the 4-H Youth Livestock program, …

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Winter Break With 4-H

Parents, are you thinking about activities to keep your young people busy this winter break? For the first time, …

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November Means 4-H SPIN Clubs

This month, Union County 4-H will introduce two new 4-H SPIN (special interest) clubs. SPIN clubs are a new …

4H staff and members at Tractor Supply for Paper Clover Campaign 2019

2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign

Every year, 4-Her’s in Union participate in a number of 4-H programs to help position them with the skills …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

12/3/19
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. …

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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 …

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 …