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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.

Cover photo for State 4-H Council Fall Newsletter

State 4-H Council Fall Newsletter

2019 State 4-H Council Theme: Define YOUR Vision The 2019-2020 North Carolina State 4-H Theme is Define Your Vision. A dream …

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