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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 Needs Volunteer Leaders

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

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4-H Entrepreneurship Series

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

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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, …

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4-H Photography Club

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

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Youth Stepping FOURward Program

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

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4H Youth Naturalist Program

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

After the Storm!

N.C. Cooperative Extension has a wealth of information that will help answer questions from crop and garden issues and …

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