Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

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 2019 Livestock Show and Sale

2019 Livestock Show and Sale

2019 Eastern Carolina 4-H Livestock Show and Sale April 2nd and 3rd Sale – 6:30 April 3rd This annual event is held at …

Cover photo for 4-H Poultry Show and Sale

4-H Poultry Show and Sale

Nash County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale Are you interested in learning about different poultry varieties, breeds, and showmanship? Here …

Cover photo for Calling All Nash County 4-H Supporters!

Calling All Nash County 4-H Supporters!

Enjoy Gourmet Roasted Nuts and Confections While Supporting 4-H! Order Online! Simply go online to Peanut.com and place your order by using …

Cover photo for 2018 Summer Extension Connections Newsletter

2018 Summer Extension Connections Newsletter

2018 Summer Edition of Extension Connections In This Issue Research and Extension Works Shaping Our Future Leaders Summer Livestock Updates Tobacco Tour 2018 Wet Weather Fallout 2018 …

Cover photo for 4-H Where Seeds for Success Grow

4-H Where Seeds for Success Grow

Supporting and Growing Our Next Generation Backed by a robust community of volunteers and professionals, 4-H empowers young people to lead …

Learn More Using the Resources Below

4-H Club Financial Information

4-H Club Information

4-H Club Start-Up Forms and Information

4-H Forms

4-H Forms and Policies

4-H Horse Information

4-H Livestock Project

4-H Policies

Extension Programs at NC State University

Parliamentary Procedure

Partnerships and Organizations

Publications, Information, and News


Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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

Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …


Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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


Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …


Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …