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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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Breakfast

Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day? This is a question many of our youth ask …

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4-H Lemonade

I know you have heard the old saying “making lemonade out of lemons.” That is exactly what the Robeson …

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Missing the Fair

I am writing this with an abundance of mixed feelings. On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the fair board called …

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We Have an App for That!

We are pleased to announce that Robeson County 4-H has unveiled an app for its 4-H families and volunteers. …

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Gathering Around the Table

Life as we knew it has changed over the past several months with COVID-19 on the rise. We have …

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How Are You Doing?

I think it is safe to say we are all experiencing things we have never faced before. So, how …

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Fight Germs With Handwashing

Handwashing is a key essential in protecting yourself and others from the spread of germs. In the Youth Expanded …

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How Are You?

To say things in our world are a little different today than a month ago may be an understatement. …

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Virtual Lifestyles

A friend of mine posted recently that her six-year-old son has lived through three major hurricanes, a drive by …

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Making Health Investments

People make investments all the time, whether it be purchasing a vehicle, closing on a new home, buying an …

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Celebrating a Healthy Smile

This month we celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. Cavities are one of the most common chronic childhood diseases …

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The Power of Youth

The year 2020 is in high gear for 4-H. I already have my first conference of the year under …

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STEM, STEAM, or STREAM?

Growing up I was educated on the three R’s: reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic (yes, I know it’s arithmetic, but …

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Food Secure Holiday

With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are trying to finalize gifts we planned to purchase for our loved …

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A Thankful Farewell

I recently read an email on how a thankful attitude not only sets a positive tone for your day …

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Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …