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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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Garden Camp

Jones County Garden Camp

Garden Camp 2022 On July 26th and 28th, six Jones County 4-H’ers attended 4-H Garden Camp at the Filling Station …

Summer Exchange

Learning American Culture!

North Carolina 4-H offers opportunities for members and their families to become part of a growing tradition that includes leadership, cultural …

Cover photo for Jones County Livestock Show (2022)

Jones County Livestock Show (2022)

It’s time to register for the 2022 Jones County Livestock Show! Brought to you by the East Carolina Livestock Circuit Heifer …

for all district activity day participants: sign up for a time block with mrs. samantha!

Jones County 4-H Activity Day!

For all District Activity Day presentation participants: Sign up for a time block! Participants will receive critiques to help make their …

Help your community by volunteering to help make the best better! Job TBD - but will most likely be outside so bring water, sunscreen, and your muscles!

Community Service Day (Summer Fun 2022)

Help your community by volunteering to help make the best better! More details on our Community Service Day coming soon! Requirements This …

Mooving milk! aug 9th-11 8:15am-4:30pm at lenoir county extension. Youth will trace Clover the Cow's growth from calf to dairy cow and learn about how milk moves from the farm to fridge, the dairy industry, and how dairy foods can contribute to a healthy diet. We're wrapping this camp with a trip to Simply natural dairy farm to tour the farm, facilities, and meet the dairy cows!

MOOving Milk! (Summer Fun 2022)

**THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. NO MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE** Get MOOvin’ and sign your youth up for our MOOving Milk Summer …

Bug out~ youth will learn how to identify bugs, why they are useful to our ecosystem and fun bug facts! july 6th, 2022 at 9am-4pm at the jones county civic center- cost is $10

Bug Out! (Summer Fun 2022)

**THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. NO MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE** Looking for a camp on bugs for your youth this Summer? Register …

2 days of activities that promote self confidence, health lifestyles, social skills, and just plain fun! $10 per youth. June 22nd and 23rd, 2022 from 9am-4pm at the jones county civic center.

Cloverbud Camp (Summer Fun 2022)

Calling all 4-Her’s ages 5-8! Join us this Summer for Cloverbud Camp! We will spend two days doing activities that …

Learn about fresh foods from the garden all the way to the table!

Garden Camp (Summer Fun 2022)

**THIS WORKSHOP HAS 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE AS OF 7/22/2022* Learn all about fresh foods from the garden all the way …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Left (3 children with gardening tools work on a raised bed), Right (two children examine plants in a raised bed)

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

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A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

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two children loosen the roots of a plant

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 …

Raised beds with a variety of plants in front of brick wall

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. …