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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.

Public Speaking

For many years 4-H has encouraged millions of youth around the world to become proficient at public speaking. This communication …

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 …

Bullying in Schools

Bullying happens in every school, and occurs from pre-school through high school. Research suggests that about half of all …

Mental Health & Imagination

During a recent conference, someone posed an interesting question to me. Could the rise in mental health diagnoses be …

Household Hazardous Waste Day

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Time: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Where: Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Address: 1801 Nash Street Who: All …

Bill's Tips for Presentations

Before presentations ask, “Are the Judges ready?” and when concluding ask, “Do the Judges have any questions”? If you don’t …

Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative

Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative is entering its 9th year supporting Sandhills farmers in Lee, Moore and Cumberland counties. …

“The Garden Life” Series

Our area received a brief taste of spring a few weeks ago and that had many folks thinking about …

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 …

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 …

A 4-H Civics Lesson

You may have noticed politics is a pretty hot topic these days (this may be the understatement of the …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …

Talking Turkey

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to recognize and record wild turkey …

Monitoring Macroinvertebrates

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to collect and identify stream insects …

Sharing Space with Wildlife

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to identify nuisance wildlife situations and …