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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 #JonesEmpowers

#JonesEmpowers

We’re kicking off 2022 by introducing our new hashtag #JonesEmpowers Whether you’re sharing or attending a Jones County Extension class, …

Cover photo for 4-H Horse Bowl (2022)

4-H Horse Bowl (2022)

Youth can test their knowledge on horses by participating in the 2022 4-H Horse Bowl! A quiz bowl all about …

Cover photo for Coastal Plains Livestock Show (2022)

Coastal Plains Livestock Show (2022)

GRAB YOUR CRITTERS! It’s time for the Coastal Plains Livestock Show and Sale! WHEN: April 18 & 19, 2022 PARTICIPATING COUNTIES: Craven, …

Cover photo for Pig Project (2022)

Pig Project (2022)

WHEN: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Project will run mid-January until the Coastal Plains Livestock Show and Sale …

Cover photo for Coastal Plains Chicken Project (2022)

Coastal Plains Chicken Project (2022)

Registration for the 2022 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Has Ended! PLEASE NOTE: Registrations and payments were due by January 13, 2022. What is …

Cover photo for 4-H Holiday Ornament Workshop (2021)

4-H Holiday Ornament Workshop (2021)

Join Us for a FREE Holiday Ornament Workshop! WHEN: Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. Recommended Ages: 5-18 4 Ways to Register …

Cover photo for Chopped: Holiday Edition (4-H)

Chopped: Holiday Edition (4-H)

Our Chopped: Holiday Edition (2021) workshop was a success! Healthy living starts in adolescence and kitchen skills are a must. …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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. …

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 …

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 …

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

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

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.