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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

Cover photo for NC 4-H Hall of Fame Nominations

NC 4-H Hall of Fame Nominations

North Carolina 4-H is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame. The …

Cover photo for 2019 4-H Calendar Is Available!

2019 4-H Calendar Is Available!

The 2019 State 4-H Program Calendar is now available. Click “4-H Calendar” on the sidebar menu. You will be …

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Pickin' in the Pines

Join the North Carolina 4-H Camping program for a night of fun, food, and Bluegrass at the second annual Pickin’ …

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List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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