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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.

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 …

Kids and Television

School’s almost out! What are your children doing this summer? For the first few days of summer, most kids …

Bullying in Schools

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

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 …

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate our annual Farm-City Week. Farm-City Week in Lee County is November …

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Halloween Tips

The familiar fall chill is back in the air and we’re starting to see the pumpkins, ghosts, monsters, and …

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National 4-H Week

Look at your local 4-H program, and you will find young people taking the lead in addressing today’s challenges. …

Fair Events for Youth

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

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

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 …