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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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Using Helmets When Riding Seminar

Offered by Nicole Worth, State 4-H Council Vice President and JoCo Rocking Riders 4-H Club Member Monday November 13, 2017 …

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4-H Happy Holidays Workshop

Johnston County 4-H will be hosting a Holiday Workshop for youth ages 5 – 10 on Wednesday, November 22, …

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4-H Merry Market

We are in the final week before our largest 4-H Fundraiser, Saturday October 28th. Our Craft and Vendor Show …

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National Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth take …

Hungry to Help Food Drive

A huge thank you to all those who helped collect food for the Hungry to Help project this year. The …

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4-H’ers Bring Home District Honors

On May 14th at Lenoir Community College 20 Johnston County 4-H’ers competed at District Presentations. Two youth presented in …

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4-H Summer Fun 2016

REGISTRATION CLOSED for 2016 Please check back again next April for the 2017 Summer Fun Listing 4-H Summer Fun Offers …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

2 weeks ago
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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Extension Programming Models

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

9/6/19
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 …

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 …