4-H offers its members a choice of 26 program areas. 4-H'ers
are encouraged to choose a project or projects and build their
knowledge of the project subject material. They also complete
activities related to the project area, keep records of their
activities, give written and oral demonstrations about their
projects, and participate in judging and other contests involving
work with parents, volunteers and other 4-H'ers who share
similar projects. In many cases, clubs are formed around a
project area, such as county horse clubs. Project work not
only increases a 4-H'ers knowledge of a particular subject
of interest to them, but project work can also prepare them
for a career in that field, such as veterinary science. Scholarships,
prizes, awards, and special recognition are also the rewards
for project work.
a description of the 26 Tennessee 4-H programs, view or print
the project selection guide.
enroll in a 4-H project in your county, contact your county
UT Extension office. Need the number? Visit the UT Extension
directory of county offices.