4-H Youth Development

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Clemson Extension agents with primary Youth Development responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.

Local Agent

Jenny Mountford     (864) 446-2276 ext 111      grier@clemson.edu


 4h 2015 Summer Calendar


South Carolina 4-H Calendar

E-Mail/Newsletter List

Please let us know if you wish to be added or removed from the Abbeville County 4-H mail/email list.

Member Forms

Abbeville County 4-H Membership Form

County Programs

4-H Shooting Sports

  • Meets every Tuesday evening January-March
  • Pre-registration required
  • Registration opens January 2016

State Programs

4-H Summer Science Retreat

  • June 8-10, 2015
  • Location: Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center
  • For students in grades 9-12
  • Cost: $140 (includes meals & lodging)
  • For more information, click here!

4-H Engineering Challenge

County Clubs

Abbeville County 4-H Natural Resources Club

  • meets each month throughout the season: September - May
  • open to youth ages 5-19
  • youth learn all about wildlife and the great outdoors!

Abbeville County 4-H Cooking Club

  • meets each month throughout the season: September - May from 3:30-5:30pm
  • open to youth ages 5-19
  • youth learn about cooking techniques in the kitchen

Abbeville County 4-H Livestock Club

  • meets each month at 6:30pm at the Abbeville Extension Office
  • youth study livestock and the livestock industry
  • $5 yearly dues

Happy Hooves 4-H Horse Club

  • meets on Sundays throughout the season: September - May at Shantara Farm
  • open to youth ages 5-19, no horse experience or ownership necessary
  • $15 yearly dues
  • youth learn breeds, colors, anatamy, care, showmanship, horsemanship, and more

Abbeville 4-H Poultry & Rabbit Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • open to ages 5-19
  • call if interested

Abbeville 4-H Goat Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • open to ages 5-19 in the 4-H Wether Goat Project
  • call if interested

Abbeville 4-H Garden Club

  • open to youth ages 9-19
  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

2014-15 School Clubs and Enrichment

In-School Embryology Project (incubator and eggs)

  • Contact us if you would like for you class to complete the embryology project with an incubator and chicken eggs
  • Classes must supply their own eggs, brood boxes and starter feed for any hatchlings
  • Incubators and turners must be cleaned before returning them to Abbeville 4-H

Let us know if your class or school wants to have a 4-H Club for the 2014-15 school year!

2015 Projects

Dairy Heifer Project

  • ages 9-17
  • $650-$700 fee for project heifer

Small Garden Project

  • ages 5-19

Wildlife Food Plot Project

  • ages 5-19
  • Check back Fall, 2015 for project info.

4-H Pullet Chain Project

  • ages 5-19
  • $10 plus chick cost
  • raising, caring for, and showing laying hens

4-H Broiler Project

4-H Swine Project

  • ages 5-19
  • $85
  • raising, caring for, and showing pigs

4-H Rabbit Project

  • ages 5-19
  • $15 plus rabbit cost
  • raising, caring for, and showing rabbits
  • project runs April-September

4-H Goat Project

  • ages 5-19

Abbeville County Youth Livestock Show

September 11-12, 2015

2015 Camps and Clinics

2015 SC 4-H Club Summer Camp

  • ages 8-14
  • June 14-18, 2015
  • $250 *Must have paid 2014 State 4-H Dues.
  • swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, high adventure elements and climbing tower, nature hikes, team sports, archery, lake zip line, skits, games, dance, talent show, and more
  • Camp Long in Aiken, SC
  • See your local 4-H agent for the registration packet.

4-H2O: Exploring Abbeville's Waterways

If you have ideas or suggestions for summer camps please contact us at 864-446-2276 x111. Thanks in advance.


Bi-Lo Boosterplus - COMING SOON! print this bar code, scan it with your bonues card the next time you shop at Bi-Lo, and from then until May 31 1% of all your spending will go towards Abbeville County 4-H.


If you are interested in volunteering with Abbeville County 4-H or any club in particular please contact us at (864)446-2276 x111 or grier@clemson.edu.

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Background Check

Volunteer Release Form

Volunteer Disclosure Statement

Parent Inventory Form

Club Compliance Form

Club Charter Application

4-H Membership Form

Club Treasurer's Handbook

Club Secretary's Handbook

Club Constitution Template

Visit the state-wide 4-H website.