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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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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!

I have tried out two dozen types of compost bins at my Compost Learning Lab at NC State University and these …

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Alexander 4-H Newsletter

Sign up to receive a monthly newsletter by email of current programs and events being offered by N.C. Cooperative …

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Small Farms Week

We are kick-starting our Small Farms Week Celebration with a canned food drive and submission of a farmer or …

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4-H Online 2.0

January 25, 2021 Welcome back to the new 4-H year! The first step to becoming an active 4-H member, volunteer, …

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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

Alexander County Government announces the reopening of two buildings to allow citizens to conduct county business in person. The …

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