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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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Cover photo for Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

4-H Volunteers are the backbone of the 4‑H program. Our volunteers provide the guidance and support that helps nearly 200 4‑H …

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Who Wants to Go to Camp?

Each time we host a series of Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) classes, participating families have the opportunity …

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2022 4-H Presentations

It is that time of year again, 4-H Presentation time! This is a fun event where youth can share …

Cover photo for 2022 4-H Fishing Day

2022 4-H Fishing Day

Join Yancey County 4-H for a fun day of fishing at Toe Rive Campground on Saturday, April 30th! The …

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2022 Small Farms Week

In celebration of Small Farms Week, Yancey County Cooperative Extension will be hosting TWO exciting activities! 1. Small Farms Week …

Cover photo for 2022 Yancey County 4-H Open House

2022 Yancey County 4-H Open House

Join us on Saturday, March 12th from 9-11 a.m. at the new Burnsville Fire Department (305 Pineola St, Burnsville, NC …

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The Magic Ratio

Have you ever had a conversation with someone that just left you feeling beaten down? Does your morning routine …

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Yancey County 4-H Holiday Party

Mark your calendars for your 2021 Yancey County 4-H Holiday Party! December 16, 2021, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Click to …

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4-H Christmas Crafting Workshop

Join us on Monday, December 20, 2021, from 1–3 p.m. for a fun afternoon filled with crafting and hanging …

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