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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


Career Exploration by Children and Teens -- An Overview

Ways parents can support career exploration by children and teenagers.


Career Exploration for Teens

Ways to promote teenagers' awareness of career options


Career Exploration in Elementary School

Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.