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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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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 …

Fall into gardening flier

Fall Into Gardening

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

To register for a kit, sign up using the link above.

4-H Ecosystem Jungle Kits

Interested in learning more about ecosystems through a hands-on activity? We will be offering free kits for youth to …

Pizza Garden Kit Flier

4-H Pizza Garden Kit

If you are looking for hands-on learning experiences, we have a great way for you to do just that! …

4-H'er giving a presentation

4-H Presentations

Why participate in 4-H presentations? 4-H presentations can help youth gain confidence in their public speaking skills while they explore …

Cover photo for North Central District Teen Retreat

North Central District Teen Retreat

Consider attending the North Central District Teen Retreat for workshops, leadership, and officer elections! 4-H’ers ages 13-18 years old …

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Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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