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Paige King Johnson promotional photo

Nov 16, 2020

Clover to Country Star: 4-H Alumna Paige King Johnson

Harnett County 4-H alumna Paige King Johnson is making a name for herself in the music world, and she attributes much of her success to growing up in 4-H. 

Seven-year-old boy poses with the container garden on his deck

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

The hectic pace that comes with children can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

Thearon McKinney pictured with his family

Oct 5, 2020

4-H Trailblazer Honored

Thearon McKinney, a retired NC State University 4-H professor nationally recognized for his volunteer leadership and marketing programs, was recently inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

Students and family sitting on a couch.

Aug 10, 2020

Juntos Connects With Students Through Virtual Academy

A program that usually brings middle school and high school students onto campus saw success online this summer. 

Lisbeth Carolina Arias with clothing she designed

Jul 15, 2020

Alumna Designs and Donates Masks with Farmworker Safety in Mind

Designer Lisbeth Carolina Arias’ latest creation, colorful cloth masks, will help protect farmworkers in North Carolina through a partnership with NC State Extension. 

4-h youth members

Jul 3, 2020

Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs

With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens. 

Smiling child with his arm around a pig

Jun 12, 2020

The Shows, and the Contests, Go On

Despite widespread event cancellations, 4-H horse and livestock contests and events went on, thanks to extension professionals who found innovative ways to use technology to bring these events home. 

campers at Millstone 4-H camp

Jun 5, 2020

4-H Summer Camp Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19

North Carolina 4-H isn’t hosting your typical summer camps this year because of COVID-19. The organization is hosting virtual camp online in June and it is open to all young people. 

Rachel Brown face-to-face with one of her sheep.

May 14, 2020

There’s No Stopping Rachel Brown

Throughout her time at NC State, recent graduate Brown has been contributed eagerly and often to the college community and to the growth of school students. Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could slow her momentum. 

Head and shoulders shot of man against a white background

Apr 28, 2020

Longtime 4-H Friend and Author Wins Again

Longtime 4-H friend and supporter James W. Clark Jr. was recently named winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s prestigious John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.