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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.

Cover photo for 4-H Holiday Wreath Sale

4-H Holiday Wreath Sale

Tis’ the Season! Our Surry County 4-H’ers are selling some beautiful Fraser Fir trees, wreaths, and other specialty greenery …

Cover photo for 2019 4-H Fall Plant Sale

2019 4-H Fall Plant Sale

This plant sale is a fundraiser for Surry County 4-H. All orders must be received in our office by …

Cover photo for N.C. 4-H Congress 2019

N.C. 4-H Congress 2019

North Carolina Congress for 2019 is coming up soon and so is registration! Congress begins Saturday, July 20, and …

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Summer Explosion Registration

Summer Explosion registration is now open. Please click on the following links to register: Sew Much Fun Bugs Galore Preserve It & …

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4-H County Activity Day

Please come out Thursday, May 9, 2019, and show your unique talents through participating in our talent show, visual …

Surry County 4-H Agent, Lauren Shepehrd

4-H Open House

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 6–8 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Center 915 E. Atkins St. Suite 300, Dobson NC, …

Cover photo for 4-H Summer Explosion 2018

4-H Summer Explosion 2018

Registration is open for 4-H Summer Explosion 2018. Follow the links to the brochure, registration form, enrollment form, health …

Cover photo for 4-H County Activity Day 2018

4-H County Activity Day 2018

It’s time to start preparing for our 2018 Surry County 4-H County Activity Day. This year’s competition will take …

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4-H Road Trip to Leadership

Join Surry County 4-H for a new leadership series for teens that will entail writing, goal setting and planning, …

Cover photo for 2018 Annual 4-H Plant Sale

2018 Annual 4-H Plant Sale

The annual 4-H Plant Sale fundraiser brochure is now available! We will be offering berry, herb, flower and vegetable …

Cover photo for 2018 4-H Summer Camp

2018 4-H Summer Camp

It’s getting close to that time of year again, and even though it might be cool outside, we are thinking warm …

Cover photo for 4-H Area Food Show

4-H Area Food Show

Does your child/children enjoy making some goodies in the kitchen?! Here is an opportunity for them to share their …

4-H Teen Retreat

Join us at Betsy Jeff Penn on March 24-25 for a leadership building retreat that offers a variety of …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …