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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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2018 4-H Summer Day Camps

Check out our 2018 4-H Summer Day camps! Wayne County 4-H is offering more than 30 exciting summer opportunities this …

2018 Show and Sale

Don’t forget entries for the 2018 show and sale are due January 19th, 2018. You must have your animal …

Regional Chicken Project

It’s that time of year again, time to think about ordering chicks for the Coastal Plains Regional Chicken Project. …

Youth Livestock Skillathon

Hope your summer is starting off well! The skillathon competition will be held July 20th in Raleigh. Please let …

2017 Show and Sale

It’s the start of a new year which means new resolutions and hopefully some new experiences! The 69th annual …

Regional Chicken Project 2016

The Regional Chicken Project is an opportunity for youth to learn more about the livestock industry. Youth ages 5 …

2015 Winter 4-H Newsletter

Wayne County 4-H Newsletter for Winter 2015 is ready to be viewed. Click here to view 4-H …

Showtime!!

While you’re drinking your morning coffee and reading the paper, 50 Wayne County youth are preparing their pens, weighing …

2015 Show and Sale Workshops

Please plan to attend two of the following workshops in order to fulfill your participation requirements for the Wayne …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

7 days ago

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

1 week ago
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

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 …

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 …