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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.

Poultry by the Numbers

North Carolina is known for its large agricultural industry and the poultry industry plays a huge role within the …

Move More, Weigh Less

It’s no secret that Americans need to be physically active. In fact, eating healthy and moving more are important …

Hurricane Preparedness

According to the State Climate Office of NC, there have been 83 hurricanes that have made landfall in NC …

Swine Show Circuit Kicks Off

As a livestock agent with NC Cooperative Extension, I am privileged to work with swine farmers, who are some …

Backyard Flock Egg Production

So you just got your own flock of chickens! Or maybe you’re just thinking about starting your own flock, …

Horse Vaccinations for Spring

Have you remembered to vaccinate your horse this spring? Some of us may have remembered that it’s time, but …

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

It’s almost the end of June and Sampson County has already experienced several days of heat indexes over 94 …

Ag. Day

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being a part of Extension’s Ag Day — a free event focused …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

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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.