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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.

Cover photo for Chatham County 4-H Club Contact Flyer

Chatham County 4-H Club Contact Flyer

Current Chatham County 4-H Clubs Charging Champions Livestock 4-H Club Leaders: Loretta Batchelor and Jean Bullis This club focuses solely on …

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4-H College Scholarships

2016 4-H Presentations

4-H Club Chartering Info/Docs

4-H Club Finances

4-H Club Operation

4-H Honor Club

4-H Presentations

4-H Summer Camps

Chatham County 4-H Calendar

Chatham County 4-H Forms

Extension Programs at NC State University

Partnerships and Organizations

Points of Success


Project Record Books


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.

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. …


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 …


Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …