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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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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 …

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 …

Do I Need a Degree to Succeed?

This article was written by Hailee Bissett a summer intern from North Carolina State University. I wonder if people ever …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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

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Career Exploration by Children and Teens -- An Overview

Ways parents can support career exploration by children and teenagers.

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Career Exploration for Teens

Ways to promote teenagers' awareness of career options

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Career Exploration in Elementary School

Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.

9/8/22

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

9/8/22
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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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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. …