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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 Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Iredell County 4-H is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest for all 4-H’ers ages 5-18! Entries are due by October …

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Upcoming Fall 4-H Opportunities

There are two more great 4-H opportunities coming up! Check out the descriptions and deadlines below: Hay Bale Decorating Contest Entries …

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NC 4-H Virtual Craft Fair

The NC 4-H Craft Fair is going virtual! Iredell County 4-H’ers have until October 23, 2020, at 5 p.m. …

Large Gallon of Milk with Cows and Children in the background

Free Milk Give Away

In partnership with The Dairy Alliance, Borden, Cooperative Extension, and Horizon Church there will be a FREE milk giveaway …

Children eating Healthy Foods

Food NC

Families who need help finding meals for their children ages 18 and younger can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby …

Cover photo for 4-H Curious Cooks Workshop

4-H Curious Cooks Workshop

Iredell County 4-H is hosting a Curious Cooks workshop on February 27, 2020, from 6–7:30 p.m. The workshop will …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …