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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 NC 4-H State Livestock Contests

NC 4-H State Livestock Contests

July 29–31, 2021 Quiz Bowl Entry Form Skillathon Entry Form Livestock Judging Entry Form Contest Rules July 29, 2021 8–9 a.m. Registration for Skillathon Contest and …

Cover photo for Youth Beef Educational Workshop

Youth Beef Educational Workshop

What: Youth Beef Educational Workshop hosted by the NC Cattlemen’s Association (Learn about Beef Production, Processing, and Marketing) Date: July …

Cover photo for Advanced Livestock Judging Program

Advanced Livestock Judging Program

2021 Advanced Livestock Judging Program June 29 (Buncombe County) July 6 (Rowan County) July 13 (Wilson County) Youth ages 14-18 only Limited to the …

Cover photo for Show Down in the Foothills

Show Down in the Foothills

Show Cattle Clinic May 8, 2021 Caldwell County Fairgrounds, Lenoir, NC Instructor: Bob May, Mineral Point, WI, Purina Honor Chow Ambassador For more …

Cover photo for WNC Jr Beef Spring Fling

WNC Jr Beef Spring Fling

When: April 9–10, 2021 Steer and Heifer Check-In: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on April 9 Heifer Show 10 a.m. on April 10 Steer …

Cover photo for East Coast Extravaganza

East Coast Extravaganza

Swine, Goat, Lamb, Heifer, and Steer Show March 6–7, 2021 Schedule Rules Entry Form (Late entries will be accepted at the Gate at …

Cover photo for State 4-H Livestock Contest Information

State 4-H Livestock Contest Information

State 4-H Livestock Contest October 31 – Skillathon November 1 – Livestock Judging State Contest Agenda Quiz Bowl contest has been canceled. Entries are …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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. …

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 …

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 …

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.