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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.

Children’s Needs Versus Wants

Children must learn to distinguish between needs and wants. When they learn to do this, it becomes easier to …

Self-Control at an Early Age

Self-control is a skill that children need to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Developing self-control begins at birth and continues …

Can We Adjust Our Attitude?

What is Attitude? Attitude is a predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, …

Good Behavior-Not Violence

Violence—-means the use of physical force to injury or abuse someone, destructive force, to damage property etc. When we pick …

Parenting Is a Must

Parents are needed more than our children are willing to admit. We can play an irreplaceable role in their …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/14/18
honey bee pallet

How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …

1/17/18

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 …

9/6/17

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

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

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

Diagram of sheep body parts.

Sheep Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing sheep for youth aged 5-6.