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.
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.
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. Click on the link for more information. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/county/newberry/programs/4h/gardenproject.html
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
Raising an animal can have a profound impact on someone, young, old and every age in between. The 4-H Livestock Program gives youth the chance to experience raising, caring for, training, and showing livestock species. Or they can take part in in livestock enthusiast programs that do not require ownership of livestock. Either way our mission is to facilitate the development of life skills through animal agriculture experiences. Click the link above to find out more!
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.