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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 Expo!!

It’s time again for the annual 4-H Expo! This year is even more exciting because we are collaborating with …

Building Bridges

Welcome to a new series called educational challenges your family can do at home this summer before school starts …

Backyard Exploration

During the summer months, youth may resort to staring at their phones or tablets to pass the time and …

True Leaders in Service

Did you know that 4-Hers are 4 times more likely to give back to their communities? The act of …

Let's Get Creative 4-H Camp

Let's Get Creative Camp!!

Union County 4-H is offering several day camps over the summer in its STEAMer Fun Program focusing on Science …

Summer Fun Kid Chef Camp

Summer Fun 2019!

Hello! This is Leah Joyner, Union County 4-H Program Assistant with today’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County report. …

Support 4-H

4-H Your Support Changes Lives

We are weeks away from the 10th Anniversary of Dancin’ in the Clover, and your support makes a huge …

Jerry Simpson Dancin In The Clover Practice

2019 Dancin' in the Clover

Union County 4-H & Youth Development’s signature event Dancin’ in the Clover is coming soon. On March 16 at …

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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. …

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 …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …