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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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Back to School Stress

The summer is almost over and that can mean only one thing for Robeson County youth. That’s right, back …

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The Summer Slide

When I was young, summer didn’t mean vacation to me – it meant arguing with my parents for more …

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Get to Know 4-H

How much do you know about the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center 4-H Program? Here are a …

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Community Service or Engagement

William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Amazing …

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4-H Goes High Tech

If the first thought that comes into your head when you hear 4-H is a green four-leaf clover with …

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The Thanks of Christmas

My first article this year was about telling your 4-H story. To that end, I received several wonderful stories …

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A Time to Celebrate

It’s 1 a.m., and as I type this, I am working at one of the five shelters set up …

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Preparing for the Storm

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. Is your family prepared to cope with an emergency? Could you evacuate quickly? You …

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Scheduling for Success

Summer is almost over and it’s time to fall back into the academic routine. It usually takes a few …

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Food Safety Matters

It is always alarming whenever we learn that one of our favorite snacks or meals has been removed from …

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Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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 …

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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. …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …

Talking Turkey

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to recognize and record wild turkey …