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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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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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List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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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 …

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Home Composting with Earthworms

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