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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 Craft Fair 2020

North Carolina 4-H is excited to offer youth the opportunity to showcase the crafts they have made all year in …

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4-H Showcase of Talent

Get your 4-H Talent acts ready! North Carolina 4-H will be offering our Showcase of Talent 2020 style. The …

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Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Canning season is NOT over! You can CAN all year long! Just bring your pressure canner gauge into the office …

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4-H Summer Fun Is Still Going!

It’s Not Too Late to Join 4-H Summer Fun! Register by July 30, 2020, for Madison County 4-H Expedition Camp …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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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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 …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …