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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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Carolina Smackdown Swine Jackpot

Carolina Smackdown Flyer Carolina Smackdown Entry Form March 23, 2019, at the Lenoir County Livestock Arena. For more information contact Garret Barwick …

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Western NC Spring Fling

2019 WNC Spring Fling Show Information Pig Show Heifer Show Steer Show Livestock Judging Contest Skillathon Contest More Information Contact: Tina Jones, …

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Results From Judging in January

We would like to thank everyone that came out and participated in another great event. Also, a special thanks …

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Advanced Livestock Judging Program

This program is designed for kids ages 14-18 that have some previous livestock judging experience. This program is designed …

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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 …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

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4/9/18