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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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 …

Cover photo for 4-H Road Trip to Leadership

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 …

Cover photo for 4-H Teen Retreat

4-H Teen Retreat

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

Learn More Using the Resources Below

4-H Club Financial Information

4-H Club Information

4-H Forms and Policies

4-H Horse Information

4-H Newsletters

4-H Volunteer Forms and Information

Additional 4-H County-Based Information

Extension Programs at NC State University


Partnerships and Organizations

Project Record Book Forms

Project Selection Sheets


Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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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 …

Backyard composting bin

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

Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …


Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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


Home Composting with Earthworms

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


Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …