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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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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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June Is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, a time to honor the hard-working dairy farm families across the country. The June …

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Visit NC Farm App

The Visit NC Farm App has launched in Alexander County. Participating assets are: Alexander County Farmer’s Market, Campbell’s Blueberry …

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4-H Daily Sparks

Each day on the NC 4-H Facebook Page an educational program is given by an agent from across the …

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4-H Photo Contest

Alexander County 4-H Is Excited to Announce we are offering a Nature Photography contest. We are Encouraging kids to …

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Live Radio Programs

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in order we are currently not able to do face-to-face programming. We would like …

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Facebook 4-H Embryology

2nd graders across Alexander County should be participating in 4-H Embryology this week in their classrooms, but instead, they …

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has many concerned and looking for resources. There are lots of resources out there through social …

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4-H Expressive Arts Contest

Below are links to the entry forms for the 4-H Expressive Arts Contest: Craft Contest Form Fashion Contest Form Photo Contest Form Talent …

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4-H Gingerbread Contest

Ages: 5-18 years old Gingerbread house entries must be brought to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Alexander County Center on Monday, …

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Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.

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