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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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4-H Summer Fun

This is an updated list of activities that are still available as of May 24, 2019. Some of the …

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Spend a Week at Camp

Johnston County 4-H will be taking a group of youth ages 8 – 14 to the Betsy Jeff Penn …

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State 4-H Congress

July 20th – 23rd Location: NCSU & Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh Teens from all over North Carolina will be coming …

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Citizenship NC Focus Applications Due

Do you like Citizenship, Government, and Public Relations? Then this opportunity may be for you. Registrations must be received by Friday, …

2019 Livestock Show & Sale Classes

See the links below for information on our 2019 livestock shows and sale classes. Steer Classes Heifer Classes Beef Showmanship Market Lamb Classes Lamb …

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Fall Showcase 2018

BECAUSE OF A FLAW IN HOW GOOGLE CREATES FORMS, YOU CANNOT ENTER MULTIPLE ITEMS IN THE SAME CLASS ON …

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ASPIRE - Summer ACT Prep Course

Who – All Rural High School Rising Sophomores and Juniors What – A.S.P.I.R.E. 2 HIGHER EDUCATION: ACT SUPPLEMENTAL PREPARATION IN RURAL …

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County Photography Winners Announced

Congratulations to our Johnston County 4-H Photography Contest winners. Cloverbud Junior Senior State 4-H Photography Contest entries are due by May 25, 2018, …

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What's That Yam Thing Contest

WHAT IS THAT YAM THING? Entries for the annual “What is That Yam Thing?” Contest, which can be made to …

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Citizenship NC Focus Applications Due

Do you like Citizenship, Government, and Public Relations? Then this opportunity may be for you. Registrations must be received by Friday, …

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Citizenship North Carolina Focus

On June 13 – 15, 2018, youth 14 – 18 can participate in hands-on workshops, panel discussions, distinguished speakers, …

4-H County Photography Contest

It is time to enter your best photographs for our county photography contest. The deadline for entries is April 13th! There’s …

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This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

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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 …