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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.

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Alexander County Farmers Market

The Alexander County Farmers Market is starting back on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 8 a.m.–noon! We will be located …

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Compost Bin Discounts!

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Alexander 4-H Newsletter

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Small Farms Week

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4-H Online 2.0

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4-H Virtual Rocket Camp

Join the fun of building your own rocket at home and watching it launch virtually. Camp fee is free!!! …

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Alexander County Offices to Reopen

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