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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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Small Business Showcase

Tickets are available now for the Small Business Showcase, a full shopping experience featuring local artists and entrepreneurs, and …

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4-H Clubs After School

It’s that time of year again! We are now enrolling 2nd-5th graders in our after-school 4-H Clubs. Bailey Mountain 4-H …

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4-H Pumpkin Painting Party

Welcome Fall! Join us for an afternoon of pumpkin painting and games! September 15th from 3:30-5:00 at the Extension Center. Register …

Summer Exchange

Learning American Culture!

North Carolina 4-H offers opportunities for members and their families to become part of a growing tradition that includes leadership, cultural …

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4-H Dog Project

Do you want to learn how to train your own dog? Are you interested in learning how to show …

Rafting and hiking

4-H Adventure Series

Join us for some fun local adventures before heading back to school this August! Open to 4-H members ages 8-18. …

family night flyer

4-H Family Night

Bring the whole family for a fun night with 4-H! Thursday, July 21st from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Register on Eventbrite to reserve your …

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Madison County Fair

September 23-24, 2022 Contests require pre-registration. Entry Forms for Agricultural Products & Crafts and the Youth Livestock Shows will be …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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Career Exploration in Preschool

Ways to support career exploration by preschool-aged children

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Career Exploration by Children and Teens -- An Overview

Ways parents can support career exploration by children and teenagers.

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Career Exploration for Teens

Ways to promote teenagers' awareness of career options

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Career Exploration in Elementary School

Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.

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