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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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Corgi pup in a cow pasture at sunset

4-H Dog Events

4-H is starting a Dog Program! We have an artistic expression contest that youth ages 5-18 may participate in …

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This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

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Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Family Engagement Opportunities with Farm to ECE

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Farm to Early Care and Education

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

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