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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

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

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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …


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 …

Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …


Excerpt of Winged Wonders

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

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …


Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …


Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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