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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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Lee County 4-H Flavor Fighters

Teaching kids how to cook is one way to create a healthy foundation for their futures. According to the …

Cover photo for Cell Phone Use and Well-Being

Cell Phone Use and Well-Being

Imagine standing in line at the grocery store waiting to check out. The parent in front of you has …

What Do You Call a Mischievous Egg?

We will deliver twenty dozen fertilized eggs and incubators to thirty elementary classrooms in Lee County very soon. Beginning …

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Parents, You Are Wise Again

I am a parent of two emerging adults. If you caught my article last month about parenting skills, you …

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Because I Said So?

Twenty-two years ago, on July eighth, a hospital nurse rolled me to my car with a tiny one-day-old in …

Start the New Year Right

I need to lose 10 pounds! I’m going to start exercising more! I am going to stop watching so …

Looking for 4-H Volunteers

Most of us would admit we need help at one time or another. Today I am telling anyone who …

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A Homemade Christmas

Welcome to fall, my favorite season. All my senses are stimulated while enjoying this time of the year. The …

Plan, Pack and Go!

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

This is YOUR Fair!

Fair Events for Youth

Calling men, women, and children of all ages; the 85th Lee Regional Fair is taking place this coming week …

This is YOUR Fair!

History at the Fair

The Lee Regional Fair is known to be a strong supporter of agriculture, but did you know history can …

How 4-H Shaped Me

“I just want to stay at home, I don’t want to go anywhere mom!” “Just one more game, I …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

A child and teacher wear gloves while measuring spinach in a cooking class.

Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina Extension Agents

This resource guide explores how Early Care and Education programs serve families and show potential …

2/17/23

Houses for Wood Ducks

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to collect used materials, construct and …

Earthworm Composting

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to make a composting bin to …

Sheep Exhibitor Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 7-8.

A trainer presents to teachers during a training program.

Connecting to Early Childhood Partners in Your Community

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

1/23/23