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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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Cover photo for NCJHA Judging in January: Contest Results

NCJHA Judging in January: Contest Results

Senior Contest Results SR Overall SR Team Overall SR Meat Goats SR Team Meat Goats SR Sheep SR Team Sheep SR Cattle SR Team Cattle SR Swine SR Team …

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North Carolina 4-H Livestock School

NC 4-H Livestock School When: February 18, 2023 Where: Lenoir County Livestock Arena, Kinston What: We will cover Sheep, Meat Goats, and Swine for …

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2023 East Coast Extravaganza

Swine, Goat, Lamb, Heifer, and Steer Show March 4-5, 2023 Entry Form Extravaganza Schedule Extravaganza Rules New Location: Johnston County Livestock Arena, 520 County …

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Judging in January

2023 NC Junior Hereford Association Judging in January Date: January 28, 2023 Location: E Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit, Raleigh, NC Age …

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Leap Into Sheep Program

This program is designed for youth that have an interest in animal agriculture and would like the opportunity to …

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Livestock Judging Clinic

NC State Livestock Evaluation Course will be hosting a livestock judging clinic to be held Thursday, November 3, 2022. It …

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Livestock Show Calendar

Show Information We have tried to include the majority of livestock shows going on in NC in the upcoming months. …

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Southeastern Regional Contest

2022 Southeastern Regional Contest Date: Saturday, November 5th Location: Washington County Fairgrounds and SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA SER Rules and …

Cover photo for Gary Stamey Livestock Clinic

Gary Stamey Livestock Clinic

Schedule and Details Registration Information When: August 4, 2022 Sheep & Goats Where: NC Mountain State Fairgrounds, Fletcher NC What: We will cover …

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North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup Information

Held at the NC Mountain State Fairgrounds Fletcher, NC August 5–7, 2022 Entries are due July 25, 2022 2022 Show Results Agenda 2022 Rules and Information Class Listing …

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2022 State 4-H Livestock Events

State 4-H Livestock Contests July 27-29 , 2022 Agenda – Final Please note several changes from previous years, including an awards …

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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 allows youth …

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Advanced Skillathon Clinics

Advanced Skillathon Clinics Open to youth ages 14-19 who have participated in Livestock Skillathon for two or more years. These …

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Jammin' June

We are excited to offer a brand new contest this year for the youth of North Carolina, The Jammin’ …

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Career Exploration in Elementary School

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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 …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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