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Cooperative Extension: 4-H Youth Leadership

Agriculture & Animals

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About 4-H Agriculture & Animals

The South Carolina 4-H Livestock Project, part of the Agriculture & Animals Program Area is an independent-study or club project that engages youth (ages 5-18) interested in learning about: Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Poultry and Rabbit. These projects offer extraordinary educational opportunities that challenge youth with real-life issues as they learn responsibility through raising, showing and judging livestock. Livestock projects give youth the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.

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swine trophy
Girl riding a horse
goat in a field

Local County Programs

Your local county Extension office offers additional 4-H programming. Learn more about local opportunities.

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Project Expectations

  • Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, a sense of fair play and other desirable character traits.

  • Experience the pride of owning and raising a project and being responsible for its care.

  • Increase knowledge of all aspects of animal science and management of livestock.

  • Learn skills of livestock management and an understanding of the business and career opportunities of breeding, raising and showing livestock.

  • Develop an appreciation of livestock exhibition as a healthy form of recreation.

Upcoming Events

Get in Touch

Heather Shultz

4-H Agriculture & Animal, Youth Development Specialist

275-B Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, S.C. 29634

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4-H Agriculture & Animals
4-H Agriculture & Animals | 275-B Lehotsky Hall Clemson, SC 29634