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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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Backyard Chicken Series

Backyard Chickens for Beginners Series: The Camden, Currituck, and Perquimans County Extension Services will be teaching a two-part webinar series …

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4-H Offers Wing Shooters Kit

EXCITING NEWS! We are very saddened that we cannot have our normal summer programming due to COVID-19, but Mrs. Meredith …

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Mason Jar Herb Garden

Watch this video to learn how to make a mason jar herb garden with Mrs. Meredith! Mason Jar Herb …

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Perquimans Extension Update

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Perquimans County programs are canceled until May 20, 2020…or later as NC State University continues …

Albemarle Livestock Show

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, new guideline restrictions for livestock shows have been put into place today March 20th, …

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Diagram of swine body parts.

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