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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.

Youth participating in a STEM team building project with a focus on healthy living and electronic building.

What Is Carteret 4-H?

“Isn’t 4-H just chickens and cows?” “I remember when I was in 4-H we showed rabbits.” “Isn’t that a farm kid’s …

Carteret County's 4-H Congress delegation Summer 2018

4-H Summer's Blast From the Past

On July 21st 2018 Carteret’s very own County Council Officers attended 4-H’s 2018 Congress! We kicked the 21st off …

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2018 EYFP Enrollment Open! Sign Up Today!

Empowering Youth & Families Program The Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) is currently enrolling families through the N.C. Cooperative …

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.

9/26/18
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. …

9/20/18

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 …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/14/18