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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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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 …

Cover photo for A Homemade Christmas

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 …

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Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.

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