- The first African-Americans participated in the International Farm Youth Exchange program, taking a three-month trip to England, Scotland, and Wales.
- The 4-H Development Fund was created to support camping, scholarships, awards and the IFYE program.
- The 4-H Club Foundation for North Carolina was founded with the purpose of raising money to establish a statewide camp for African-American club members (none existed at this point).
- North Carolina 4-H held the first state 4-H Recognition Day.
- North Carolina had more 4-H members than any other state, 140,000 boys and girls, about 7% of the nation's total membership.
- Camp J. W. Mitchell at Hammock's Beach in Onslow County opened as the first state 4-H camp for African-Americans.