Agricultural & Animal Projects in 4-H

Youth who are involved with agriculture and/or animals become life long winners and models of success due to the variety of skills they learn. The following is a sample of possible projects.

Agriculture

The 4-H Agriculture Project covers a variety of themes including plants, insects, farm physics, and fast food agriculture. It is designed to increase agriculture literacy through fun hands-on activities.

Gardening

The 4-H Gardening Project incorporates all types of gardens and teaches youth the basics of botany, the gist of gardening, the essentials of ecology, and much more.

Horse

Through the 4-H Horses and Ponies project youth can learn how to identify colors and breeds, selection, determining age, grooming, riding styles, anatomy, basic care and training, disease prevention, proper fitting, showing, and much more. Projects are available for both the horse owner and the horse lover (non-owner). Special Horse Opportunities

Livestock

Youth identify species, products, terms, and body parts. They learn how animals are cared for and fed, as well as how to be safe around animals. The 4-H Livestock Project may include one or more of the following animals: beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits, swine, sheep, and other large animals. Projects are available for both the animal owner and the animal enthusiast (non-owner). Youth Livestock Opportunities  

Pets

Youth learn proper pet selection, daily care, handling, and how to be safe around animals. The 4-H Pets Project may include one or more of the following animals: birds, cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, reptiles, and other small animals.