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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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Cover photo for 4-H New Club Alert: Cycling Club

4-H New Club Alert: Cycling Club

Come join us and learn about bicycle safety, health and nutrition! We will discover how to properly maintain your bike …

Cover photo for 4-H Clover Class Series

4-H Clover Class Series

Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to create the best project record book. Youth and families can come …

Cover photo for 4-H Summer Fun - BBQ Bootcamp

4-H Summer Fun - BBQ Bootcamp

This class will introduce participants to charcoal cooking and briefly touch on smoking meat. Participants will learn about grill …

Cover photo for 4-H Gardening Camp

4-H Gardening Camp

Deepen your understanding and love for nature and gardening by spending the week with us! Participants will grow, create, and …

Cover photo for 4-H Winter Enrichment 2022!

4-H Winter Enrichment 2022!

The 4-H South Central District will hold the annual Winter Enrichment on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The theme “Grow …

Cover photo for 4-H CPR Class

4-H CPR Class

Cumberland County 4-H members are being offered a unique opportunity to learn CPR, taught by a certified teacher with …

Learn More Using the Resources Below

    2022 Program Year Record Book Forms

    2023 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Conference

    4-H Awards & Incentives Programs

    4-H Cloverbud

    4-H Club Paperwork

    4-H District Officer Nomination/Election Information

    4-H Online Information

    4-H Presentations

    4-H Project Record Books and Portfolios

    AIRE Program (Application, Interview, Resume & Electronic-Video)

    Extension Programs at NC State University

    General Forms related to the 4-H Awards Program

    NC Dairy Youth Foundation


    Partnerships and Organizations

    Publications, Information, and News


    Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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    Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina Extension Agents

    This resource guide explores how Early Care and Education programs serve families and show potential …


    Houses for Wood Ducks

    This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to collect used materials, construct and …

    Earthworm Composting

    This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to make a composting bin to …

    Sheep Exhibitor Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

    This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 7-8.

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    Connecting to Early Childhood Partners in Your Community

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

    Young students use children’s garden tools to dig in soil in a raised bed.

    Three Components of Farm to ECE: Gardening, Cooking, and Local Food Purchasing

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


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

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

    A teacher and students crouch down to look at plants growing in a garden.

    Farm to Early Care and Education

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