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4-H Awards Day Celebration 2023

Congratulations to ALL of our 4-H members, volunteers, and supporters who were recognized for their outstanding achievements for 2022! On …

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4-H Enrollment 2023 Is NOW OPEN!

The 4-H Enrollment system, 4-HOnline, is now open and accepting 2023 enrollments for youth ages 5-18 and adult volunteers! You …

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Frog Watch Training

Frog Watch Training Join us January 23rd and 25th for a Frog Watch workshop! Get trained to listen to frogs …

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2023 East Coast Extravaganza

Swine, Goat, Lamb, Heifer, and Steer Show March 4-5, 2023 Entry Form Extravaganza Schedule Extravaganza Rules New Location: Johnston County Livestock Arena, 520 County …

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Judging in January

2023 NC Junior Hereford Association Judging in January Date: January 28, 2023 Location: E Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit, Raleigh, NC Age …

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This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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