Skip to main content

NC State Extension

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.

en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲
Cover photo for North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup Information

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 Agenda 2022 JBRU Rules Class Listing 2022 Online Entry Forms Exhibitor …

Cover photo for 2022 State 4-H Livestock Events

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 …

Cover photo for Advanced Livestock Judging Program

Advanced Livestock Judging Program

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

Cover photo for Advanced Skillathon Clinics

Advanced Skillathon Clinics

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

Cover photo for Jammin' June

Jammin' June

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

Cover photo for Sweet Union Jackpot Show

Sweet Union Jackpot Show

Entry Information : https://sujackpot.theshowportal.com/ More Information Contact: Jerry …

Cover photo for Mid Atlantic Showcase

Mid Atlantic Showcase

Youth must register for points to be considered as part of the showmanship circuit. Registration for the Circuit Reminder this enters …

Cover photo for NC State Livestock Science Camp

NC State Livestock Science Camp

The NC State Livestock Science Camp is a summer camp experience for youth 15-18 years old. It is designed …

Cover photo for The Paramount Swine Jackpot

The Paramount Swine Jackpot

The 2022 The Paramount Swine Jackpot Show is Saturday, February 26, 2022 (9:00 a.m. start time) at the Johnston …

Cover photo for North Carolina 4-H Livestock School

North Carolina 4-H Livestock School

NC 4-H Livestock School When: February 19, 2022 Where: Lenoir County Livestock Arena, Kinston What: We will cover Sheep and Goats for …

Cover photo for Leap Into Sheep Program

Leap Into Sheep Program

Leap Into Sheep Program This program is designed for youth that have an interest in animal agriculture and would like …

Cover photo for 2022 East Coast Extravaganza

2022 East Coast Extravaganza

Swine, Goat, Lamb, Heifer, and Steer Show March 5-6, 2022 Extravaganza Schedule (Several changes to the schedule from previous years.) Extravaganza Rules Entry …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Excerpt of Hive Helpers - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide

Hive Helpers curriculum - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and …

Excerpt of The Busy World of Bees

The Busy World of Bees Curriculum - First Grade Educator's Guide by NC 4-H, NC …

Excerpt of Cooking Up Confidence

North Carolina 4-H would like to thank the North Carolina Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) …

Excerpt of Microbes The World Within

This curriculum was developed through funds from a USDA-NIFA Grant (Award # 2012-68003-19621) titled “Development …

Excerpt of Microbes On My Mind

This curriculum was developed through funds from a USDA-NIFA Grant (Award # 2012-68003-19621) titled “Development …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …

Excerpt of Winged Wonders

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