Animals are an important component of Florida’s agriculture industry and fairs and shows across the state. Livestock shows and exhibition allow youth the opportunity to showcase their animals and educate the general public about food and ... READ MORE
County fairs have a special place in people's hearts, especially 4-Hers. Many youth spend months preparing their animals for this big day. Selling a market animal can sometimes be an incredibly exciting and sometimes difficult time. What the ... READ MORE
When most people think of 4-H, they think of our traditional clubs, but did you know 4-H programming is available in the classroom through our school enrichment programs? These programs bring the knowledge of our faculty and volunteers directly ... READ MORE
It's no secret that our older 4-H youth are busy. Between schoolwork, 4-H, part time jobs, helping out at home, and the general stress of being in high school, they have a lot on their plates. So why take the time to join EVEN MORE activities? ... READ MORE
Every year across the state hundreds of youth exhibit swine in County and State fairs. Raising livestock takes up time and resources for these youth and often the market sale provides a monetary reward for their hard work.It is a stressful but ... READ MORE
Information for the 2017-2018 4-H year membership enrollments and fees.
4HOnline enrollments and payments go live for the new 4-H year on August 17, 2017. This system is used to keep track of all youth and volunteers that are involved with ... READ MORE
As the summer draws to a close and the new school year begins, that can only mean one thing... the new 4-H year is coming! Did you know that adults play many critical roles in 4-H? These roles apply not only to parents, but to all community ... READ MORE
What is “STEAM”?
Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence ... READ MORE
A review of Ballard (2017)
Growing up in 4-H, I saw myself as a real scientist. I took water quality samples for LakeWatch, informed fellow 4-H youth about deadly amoeba in Florida lakes, and used bug collections to determine water quality. ... READ MORE