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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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ASPIRE: ACT Prep

North Carolina 4-H is offering four ASPIRE ACT Prep classes on Facebook Live! Students can join, live, at 2 p.m. …

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How Do I Blanch Vegetables?

Q: How do I blanch vegetables? A: Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

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4-H Project Palooza

There’s an award for that! No matter what it is you want to learn about this year, take your 4-H …

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4-H Learning Resources

The National 4-H Council has numerous educational resources available to support our youth! These activities can be done at …

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4-H Photography Workshop

If you are interested in sharpening your focus on photography, join us for a fun, informative workshop on Tuesdays …

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4-H Awards Applications

We are excited to recognize the outstanding work of our Madison County 4-H members and clubs at 4-H Achievement …

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4-H Achievement Program

Dream & Achieve! Postponed We are so excited to recognize our deserving 4-H’ers. This event will be rescheduled for later in …

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Madison Co. Livestock Field Day

Madison Co. Livestock Field Day Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. This hands-on event will help prepare your …

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4th Annual Ag Breakfast

March 26, 2020 8 a.m. 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall NC Enjoy a free breakfast while learning about agricultural programs and services available …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

3/12/20
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …