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Apr 18, 2023

An Extension 4-H Program Helps Prevent Opioid Misuse

To prevent opioid addiction, Yancey County volunteers are turning to the power of community building, with training from NC State Extension's Empowering Youth and Families Program. 

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Apr 5, 2023

Herpy Named Organizational Development Coordinator for NC State Extension

In his new role, Dave Herpy will implement professional and leadership development programs for a workforce of 1,000-plus individuals. 

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Sep 13, 2022

Two Gifts Benefit Historic Millstone 4-H Camp

Support from the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina and James W. Clark Jr. will help shape the future of the more than 80-year-old camp. 

Extension 4-H agent Catherine Shelley holds a chick for students Naquez Cole and Landon Davis

Apr 26, 2021

Learning About Creatures Great and Small Through 4-H 

Kids can’t wait to learn more about animals through 4-H. Here are some new ideas we’ve hatched during the pandemic. 

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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. 

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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.