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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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Invest in Your Family

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Wasps at Porch Lights

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4-H March Newsletter

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December 2020 4-H Newsletter

Click the link below for more information about 4-H programs and events during the month of December. December 2020 4-H …

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