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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.

Alexandra Baughns portrait

PSSI Words of Wisdom

Alexandra “Alex” Baughns of Orange Park, FL recently attended the Poultry Science Summer Institute (PSSI) and shared some advice …

Cover photo for Burke County 4-H Summer Fun

Burke County 4-H Summer Fun

The Burke County 4-H Summer Fun Schedule is HERE!! Registration begins on Tuesday, May 30th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Burke …

Cover photo for #ExtensionEats Cookbook

#ExtensionEats Cookbook

Burke County Cooperative Extension will be selling its #ExtensionEats Cookbook for the holidays. This cookbook is a compilation of …

Cover photo for 4-H Summer Fun - Chefs in Training

4-H Summer Fun - Chefs in Training

At the beginning of August, 4-H and community youth participated in a weeklong cooking class at the Extension office. …

Cover photo for 69th Annual 4-H Electric Congress

69th Annual 4-H Electric Congress

The 69th annual 4-H Electric Congress was held July 12-15 in Asheville, NC. Burke County 4-Hers Pate Pollard, Nick …

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Camp for Christmas

Do you need a gift idea for your child or grandchild that will impact their life in a big …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Figure 1. Developing goals and strategies.

Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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