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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.

Cover photo for Western NC Spring Fling (CANCELED)

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 …

Cover photo for NCJHA Judging in January

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 …

Cover photo for Gary Stamey Livestock Clinic

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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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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

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

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 …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

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