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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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Scarecrow Building Contest

With Fall Just Around the Corner Here’s a Fun Family Project to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season Presented by …

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4-H Hay Bale Decorating Fun

Attention 4-H’ers and 4-H Families! For registered 4-H’ers only. Traditionally the 4-H Hay Bale decorating contest would be lining a row …

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4-H Virtual Craft Fair

Attention 4-H’ers! Here’s an opportunity to share and demonstrate crafts you have been working on for your county fair or …

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4-H Showcase of Talent

It’s time for the 2020 4-H Showcase of Talent! This is not your typical competition activity. The acts are …

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Fall Walking Challenge

As the weather turns cooler, and the leaves begin to change, grab your walking shoes, your family, a pet, …

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Farmers Market - Open Saturdays

1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount Market Hours SATURDAYS from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reach out to vendors to pre-order! Concession stand …

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North Carolina Broadband Survey

Your Feedback Counts – Only Takes 5 Minutes The North Carolina Broadband Survey is designed to gather information on locations in the state without adequate …

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Okra - Cooking Up the Season

Okra is one of my favorite summer vegetables. It is fat-free, very low in sodium, cholesterol-free, and low in …

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Teach Like a Pro

Helping Parents Transition and Navigate to Virtual Learning at Home Hosted by Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson 4-H Featuring Christian Homeschool Association …

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4-H Quilt Raffle

Check out this beautiful handmade quilt! *While supply lasts. Must be purchased at N.C. Cooperative Extension office to receive a …

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Join a Nash County 4-H Club

4-H is one of the largest youth organization in the United States with more than 7 million participants from age …

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Volunteer Leaders' Conference

Save the Date February 5 and 6, 2021 Hilton Durham near Duke University 3800 Hillsborough Road in Durham Are you interested in presenting …

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2020 Census - Make Nash Count!

Do Your Part to Make Nash Count! Learn more at 2020 Census. Click here to learn how easy and quick it …

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Kudos to Our Sew What? Club!

Nash County 4-H sews, provides PPE to help fight COVID-19 Nash County 4-Hers have banded together in collaborative efforts to …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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

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 …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …