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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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Summer Fun Flier

Surry County 4-H Summer Fun

We are gearing up for an awesome summer with great programs! All of our programs will require registration and …


4-H Sewing Workshop

Join us on May 13th at the Extension office from 2:00—5:00 p.m. for a beginners sewing workshop! This event is …


4-H Summer Gardening Program

Get ready to dig into gardening! Supplies will be provided for you to grow your own garden and we …

Join us on Thursday April 28th from 6:00—7:30 pm for our presentation workshop! We will learn how to put together a 4-H presentation giving you all the information you need to prepare. Presentations are a great way to practice public speaking and you can choose the topic! This can include things like livestock & dairy production, arts and communication, forestry and wildlife, health and fitness, and so many more! Register using the link below and if you have any questions, please contact Bailey McGill.

4-H Presentation Workshop

Join us on Thursday April 28th from 6:00—7:30 p.m. for our presentation workshop! We will learn how to put …

NCD Teen Retreat

4-H NCD Teen Retreat

The 2022 North Central District Teen Retreat will be held April 29-30 at Betsy-Jeff Penn. We hope you will …


Gardening Basics Workshop

Join us on Thursday, March 24th for a fun gardening workshop! This workshop will focus on parts of a …

4-H Camp Cultivates a Sense of Belonging

4-H Camp

4-H camp is an awesome opportunity for youth! Our camp week this year is July 10th – 15th and …

Notebook and coffee

Project Record Book Workshop

Project record books can be done on just about any topic and are done on one whole year’s worth …

Tuesday, January 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

4-H Interest Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about 4-H and would like help enrolling in 4-HOnline, come on out …


4-H Wreath and Garland Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again for our annual 4-H wreath and garland fundraiser! Proceeds from this fundraiser provide …

NCD Fall Fest

North Central District Fall Fest

At Fall Fun Fest, 4-H members across the district come together to participate in student-led workshops, participate in a …

4-H Grows Here

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week will take place from October 3 to October 9, 2021! To find a complete list of …

Rainbow colored pencils

Surry County 4-H STEM Kit

If you want to learn more about STEM, this is the project for you! These are free kits for …

Skillathon is a contest that we will practice for and youth will get to learn all about livestock breeds, feeds, equipment, cuts of meat, and basic animal science knowledge. This fall we will attend the contest and see what everyone was able to learn! Youth must be 4-H age (age as of January 1st, 2021) 8-18 to participate. Please fill out this form by July 12th to participate!

4-H Livestock Skillathon

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn about livestock, this is a great program for that! We will …

Sign up for July Summer Fun programs here:

July Summer Fun

Our deadline for the Fun with Fishing program and the Painting with an Artist program has been extended until …

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Fall Into Gardening

If you are looking for ways to get youth involved in extending your growing season into the fall, this …

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This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

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This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …