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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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Food Secure Holiday

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

Janice Fields demonstrating knife skills

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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It's Not Just About Us

There seem to be so many things lately that just make me scratch my head and wonder. Social media …

Mother and baby exercising

A New Look at a Healthier Future

Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

A road sign outside of elementary school reminding people to drive slowly.

Back to School Stress

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

Children cooking under adult supervision

The Summer Slide

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

youth showing livestock at fair

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 …

Large group of 4-H youth volunteers filling food boxes

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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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

2 weeks ago
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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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 …

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 …