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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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What Is 4-H Anyway?

Many people have heard of 4-H, but if you’ve never been involved with 4-H, either as a youth member, …

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What's for Dinner?

Do you ever go home at night and wonder what to cook for dinner? Would you like to provide …

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Kitchen Scavenger Hunts

During this time when nearly everyone in the family is staying home, it’s helpful to have activities for our …

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March 2020 Newsletter

The March 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the recent winners of the …

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