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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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2019 NC Junior Beef Round-Up

2019 NC Junior Beef Round-Up Information May 31-June 2, 2019 Livestock Judging Contest, Skillathon Contest, Graphic Design Contest, Photography Contest, Heifer …

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Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown

2019 4-H Cape Fear FC Heifer Showdown Registration Showmanship Age Divisions: Cloverbud (5-8) Junior (9-11) Intermediate (12-14) Senior (15-18) Awards and Prizes Ribbons to all …

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Carolina Smackdown Swine Jackpot

Carolina Smackdown Flyer Carolina Smackdown Entry Form March 23, 2019, at the Lenoir County Livestock Arena. For more information contact Garret Barwick …

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Western NC Spring Fling

2019 WNC Spring Fling Show Information Pig Show Heifer Show Steer Show Livestock Judging Contest Skillathon Contest More Information Contact: Tina Jones, …

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Results From Judging in January

We would like to thank everyone that came out and participated in another great event. Also, a special thanks …

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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 is designed …

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Round Robin Showmanship Invitational

Bob & Rose Swain 4-H Endowment Round Robin Showmanship Invitational NC State Beef Unit Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. We have a …

Cover photo for 2018 Youth Beef Industry Tour

2018 Youth Beef Industry Tour

August 5-8, 2018 Application The North Carolina Youth Beef Industry Tour has been designed to help empower youth involved with …

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State 4-H Livestock Clinics

2018 Skillathon 101 Clinic Flyer/Entry Information 2018 Judging 101 Clinic Flyer/Entry Information For more Information, contact: Brent …

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