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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 Robotics Club

The time is now! Get your child involved with STEM and robotics through the new Union County 4-H club. …

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Holiday Family Fun

Even though the weather is chilly and COVID-19 has changed our holiday routines, families can still be active together. …

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Whole Grains for Health

As the weather gets cooler, it’s a great time to enjoy the delicious taste and health benefits of whole …

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Make Meal Time Family Time

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, (EFNEP), strongly encourages families to make meal time, family time. October is …

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National Active Aging Week

Beginning October 1, 2020, we recognize National Active Aging Week. During this week we promote the benefits of …

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There Is No New Water!

Water is a valuable resource. We use water every day to brush our teeth, wash our clothes, make our …

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What Is a Leader?

What makes a true leader? To some, it may be someone who humbly listens to the people and does …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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 …

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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 …


Excerpt of Winged Wonders

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

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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. …


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 …


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 …


Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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