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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.

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4-H Congress: A 4-H Tradition

4-H Congress started in the early 1900’s and has a rich history with some traditions that are still evident …

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2018 Farm-City Banquet

November 20, 2018, $15 Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., doors at 5:30 p.m. Catawba County Country Club 1154 Country Club Rd., Newton, NC 28658 Tickets …

N.C. Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center is offering its own mini course! This five-week …

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Catawba County Youth Council

The Catawba County Youth Council originated 10 years ago and grew from an idea to bring greater youth involvement …

raised bed garden

School Garden Workshop!

October 13, 2018 – 2 p.m. Agriculture Resource Center 1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC Are you interested in starting a new …

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Catawba County Youth Council

Catawba County Youth Council – The Catawba County Youth Council originated 10 years ago and grew from an idea …

4-H vs. FFA

By Adreanna White While in high school, I was a very active member of the Bandys High Future Farmers of …

Catawba County Youth Council

Students that represent each high school work on projects and participate in citizenship and leadership programs. Meets the 2nd Monday …

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4-H Summer Fun Camps

Start Summer with Farm to Table Camp – Catawba County 4-H is gearing-up for a summer filled with a …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

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 …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

6/19/18

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