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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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Western NC Spring Fling (CANCELED)

When: April 10–11, 2020 Where: NC Mountain State Fairgrounds What: Hog Show, Heifer Show, Steer Show – please use the forms …

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NC Junior Hereford Association, Judging in January

Senior Contest Results Senior High Individual Overall Senior High Team Overall Senior Individual Goat Senior Team Goat Senior Individual Sheep Senior Team Sheep Senior Individual Cattle Senior …

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Advanced Livestock Judging Registration

Looking to improve your livestock judging skills? Want to travel to new farms and see high-quality stock? Have some judging experience? Between …

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NCJHA Judging in January

Judging in January Registration Information and Schedule When: January 25, 2020, registrations are due January 10 Where: NC State University Beef …

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Gary Stamey Livestock Clinic

2019 Gary Stamey Livestock Clinic When: August 10, 2019 Where: NC Mountain State Fairgrounds (WNC Ag Center) – McGough Arena Fletcher, …

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Foothills Livestock Judging Contest Results

Senior Results High Senior Individual Overall High Senior Team Overall High Senior Individual Reasons High Senior Team Reasons High Senior Individual Sheep / Goats High …

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Catawba Valley Beef Expo

Catawba Valley Beef Expo June 22, 2019 Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds Entry Deadline: Mail by June 12 (stamped) or carry in by …

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Tar River Livestock Competition

Tar River Livestock Competition East Carolina Ag & Education Center Address, 1175 Kingsboro Rd., Rocky Mount, NC Saturday, June 8, 2019, …

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Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

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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. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

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

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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 …