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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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Cover photo for Youth Dairy Holiday Photo Contest

Youth Dairy Holiday Photo Contest

Each year, the Dairy Photo Contest allows youth to put their creative talents to use to develop a message about the dairy industry …

Campers sitting on a bench in matching camper t-shirts

Summer Camp Information Session

Are you interested in sending your child to summer camp in 2023? North Carolina’s 4-H Camps and Centers provide …

Cover photo for Annual 4-H Etiquette Dinner

Annual 4-H Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. Southern Porch Restaurant Canton, NC Eventbrite Registration Online Pay a $20 Fee to Haywood Extension Center This …

Cover photo for 4-H Pottery Mini-Series

4-H Pottery Mini-Series

In the 4-H Pottery Mini Session 4-H youth ages 10 to 18 will learn about the pottery profession in …

Cover photo for 4-H Farm to Fork Day Camp

4-H Farm to Fork Day Camp

Youth ages 5 to 12 are inited to the Annual 4-H Farm to Fork Day Camp, sponsored by Haywood …

Cover photo for 4-H Composting Workshop

4-H Composting Workshop

4-H is Going Green! Join Haywood County 4-H for a fun interactive composting workshop led by Asheville Greenworks. Composting …

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North Carolina 4-H Scholarships

There are over 50 college scholarships available through North Carolina 4-H Youth Development! Haywood County 4-H Seniors have the …

Cover photo for 4-H Needs Volunteer Leaders

4-H Needs Volunteer Leaders

Volunteers are the keys to our success in the North Carolina 4-H program. Whether you’re interested in becoming a …

Cover photo for 4-H Entrepreneurship Series

4-H Entrepreneurship Series

Would you like to learn how to run your own business? This youth entrepreneurship series is open to youth …

Cover photo for 4-H Electric Program

4-H Electric Program

4-H it’s Electric! 4-H’ers, ages 9 to 18, are invited to participate in this electric project workshop on Tuesday, …

Cover photo for 4-H Photography Club

4-H Photography Club

Do you like taking pictures? Is your camera phone always on? The 4-H Photography Club is perfect for you! …

Cover photo for Youth Stepping FOURward Program

Youth Stepping FOURward Program

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Haywood County was significantly impacted by flooding during Tropical Storm Fred. People within our …

Cover photo for 4H Youth Naturalist Program

4H Youth Naturalist Program

Youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to participate in the Youth Naturalist Program where students spend time actively …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

A child and teacher wear gloves while measuring spinach in a cooking class.

Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina Extension Agents

This resource guide explores how Early Care and Education programs serve families and show potential …


Houses for Wood Ducks

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to collect used materials, construct and …

Earthworm Composting

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to make a composting bin to …

Sheep Exhibitor Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

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

A trainer presents to teachers during a training program.

Connecting to Early Childhood Partners in Your Community

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

Young students use children’s garden tools to dig in soil in a raised bed.

Three Components of Farm to ECE: Gardening, Cooking, and Local Food Purchasing

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …


Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Family Engagement Opportunities with Farm to ECE

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

A teacher and students crouch down to look at plants growing in a garden.

Farm to Early Care and Education

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …