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Pictured from left are Samantha Delbridge, Jasmine Grubb, Jocelyn Grubb, Jacqueline Grubb, Mackenzie Delbridge, Hannah Parker.

The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices.

Hannah Parker heads the local office. These offices are staffed by experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small-business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.

Youth development educators from the nation’s 100+ land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension systems use cutting-edge research to support volunteers and communities in providing youth with rich, educational, hands-on learning programs and activities.

This network provides 4‑H youth with the positive environments they need to become fearless leaders.

The 4-H teen club participated recently in Day on the Farm, presented by Chowan Basin SWCD and hosted by Jesse and Susan Harrell.