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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.

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2018 Eastern Carolina Showmanship Circuit

2018 Eastern Carolina Showmanship Circuit ECSC Rules 2018 Show & Entry Forms Entry Deadline Show Dates Annual David Lee Tyre Memorial AGR Livestock Show 2018 …

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4-H Enrollment Information

Any youth ages 5-18 are welcome to join 4-H! There is no cost to join. Youth can get involved …

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4-H Teen Leader Internship

4-H Teen Leader Internship This program is for teens ages 13-18 who want to develop and improve their leadership skills. …

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4-H Summer Fun 2018!

We are excited to share our 2018 4-H Summer Fun Program with you! Check out the schedule and save …

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2018 Livestock Show and Sale

2018 Eastern Carolina 4-H Livestock Show and Sale April 17 and 18 Sale – 6:30 p.m. April 18 The 81st Annual Eastern …

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2017 4-H Award Packets Ready!

Attention 4-H’ers & Club Leaders: The 2017 Award Packet (click here) is ready! All award applications are due Jan. 5th! List …

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Holiday Wreath Orders

It’s time to place your 2017 holiday wreath orders to support Edgecombe County 4-H Youth! 4-H’ers can print the order …

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4-H Newsletter by Email?

Would you like to receive our “Clover Express” 4-H Newsletter by email? If so, please sign up here: …

4-H Spring Newsletter

Happy Summer to you ALL”! Lots of great 4-H’ing has been going….4-H Livestock Lock-in, 4-H Horse Educational Competitions, 4-H …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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 — …