4-H members can choose from various projects focusing on science, engineering, technology, animals, agriculture, food & nutrition, outdoor adventures, marine science, public speaking, art, and wildlife. Any project that a 4-H'ers ... READ MORE
The Impact of 4-H Youth
4-H began because adults in the farming community were unwilling to learn new agricultural technologies in the late 1800s. To combat this issue, researchers began tapping into youth. These researchers discovered that ... READ MORE
Showing livestock at the county fair has been a tradition for over 100 years in Lake County. The hard work and dedication that goes into preparing for the fair have taught youth valuable life lessons. Here are some of the activities that 4-H ... READ MORE
Summer is coming so it is time for many families to make plans, including summer camps. Summer day camps can be an ideal setting to keep kids active, engaged, and learning over the summer. Lake County 4-H is an excellent choice for keeping your ... READ MORE
What is County Events Day?
County Events Day is an excellent opportunity for 4-H members to showcase their knowledge on a topic of their choice. This event is open to junior, intermediate, and senior-level 4-H’ers. Cloverbud members will ... READ MORE
4-H is a family affair with many opportunities where children and parents can participate with common interests. The 4-H program's success depends upon parental support and involvement. By being involved in 4-H, parents can ensure the best growth ... READ MORE
Inception of 4-H
4-H has been recognized nationally since the start of the 20th century. A.B. Graham is known as the founder of 4-H. Graham started one of the first rural youth programs in Ohio in 1902. The first clubs were called “The Tomato ... READ MORE
The start of the new school year gets parents thinking of extracurricular programs to get their children involved with. There are many programs for parents to choose from and it can feel overwhelming.
4-H is a positive youth development ... READ MORE
For youth growing up in Lake County, FL showing livestock at the county fair has been a tradition for 100 years. Over the years, youth showing livestock have developed many life skills as they complete the last portion of their livestock project ... READ MORE
Lake County 4-H Public Speaking
One of the largest and long withstanding school enrichment programs offered by the county 4-H program is the Lake County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. Since 1969 and since its inception, this program has been ... READ MORE