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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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It Is Safer Inside

This week the outdoor temperature has ranged from the 50s to the 70s as is typical in North Carolina …

Snowman

The Snowman in Your Backyard

What do buttons and carrots have in common? This time of year it is probably easy to guess a …

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Adventure Campers will….

Each year more than 4000 campers will attend one of the three 4-H camp centers in North Carolina. Adventure …

Cover photo for A Shiny Penny

A Shiny Penny

I am writing this article at the start of the fair season here in Lee County. The judges and …

Cover photo for Fair Events for Youth

Fair Events for Youth

Calling men, women, and children of all ages; the Lee Regional Fair is taking place this coming week and …

lee county 4-H

How Did You Spend the Summer?

We had an NC State University summer intern who wrote an article with this same title in 2015. That …

lee county young commissioners group photo

A 4-H Civics Lesson

Bill Stone, the County Extension Director, wrote an article in 2016 reporting that our youth are out of touch …

Leading for the Next Generation

One of my favorite things about working with the 4-H Youth Development program is the opportunity I have to …

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Plan, Pack, and Go!

Recently my family and I went on a weekend adventure. For four days we exchanged the comforts of home …

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What Do You Call a Mischievous Egg?

About a month ago we delivered fourteen dozen fertilized eggs and incubators to fourteen elementary classes in Lee County. …

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“Se hacen puentes al andar” es sobre resaltar la importancia de sentirse parte de la …

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“Se hacen puentes al andar”: A Resource for Parents & Caregivers of Latino LGBTQ+ Youth

“Se hacen puentes al andar” is about highlighting the power of family belonging and the …

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Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

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Career Exploration in Preschool

Ways to support career exploration by preschool-aged children

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Excerpt of Mooving Milk From the Farm to the Fridge

4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

Excerpt of Hive Helpers - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide

Hive Helpers curriculum - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and …

Excerpt of The Busy World of Bees

The Busy World of Bees Curriculum - First Grade Educator's Guide by NC 4-H, NC …

Excerpt of Cooking Up Confidence

North Carolina 4-H would like to thank the North Carolina Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) …