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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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4-H Garden Contest

Dig Into Gardening with 4-H! Learn about soil, pollinators, seeds and plants while growing your own garden! The first 10 youth …

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4-H Summer Fun

What can my kids do this summer? The options with 4-H are (nearly) endless! Join us for fun and learning …

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What's Happening in 4-H?

Mark your calendars and join us this summer! 4-H welcomes all youth ages 5-18. June 1: Summer Fun Registration Opens Fun, educational programs for …

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Direct Marketing for Farmers - 101

Direct Marketing for Farmers – 101 Online – Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. Have you been thinking of selling your …

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Pasture Pork Info

Pasture Pork Have you thought about raising pigs? Whether you want to raise pigs for you and your family or …

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Grants, Plants, & Webinars!

Meat & Produce Donations On behalf of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Madison County, we are grateful for the ways in …

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Food Preservation Made Easy!

Learn to preserve your own food using the most recent evidence-based information to assure a safe, quality product for …

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How Can I Donate Food?

If you’re interested in helping those in need with meat and produce from the farm, the information below has …

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4-H Presentation Program

Join a long tradition of 4-H’ers giving presentations and County Activity Day, District Activity Day, and even 4-H Congress! Madison …

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How Can I Teach My Preschooler?

The May 2020 issue of Growing Together: Newsletter for Parents of Preschool Children is available below. Find brief, actionable …

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This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …

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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 …

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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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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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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 …