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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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