The project is gaining popularity, especially in urban areas. It is often difficult for families to find suitable places to house larger livestock in urban and suburban areas. Many of these areas do not offer 4-H barns for livestock projects. The 4-H Rabbit Project is perfect for these families! 4-H members can raise rabbits in any home environment, even apartments. This project offers the character building activities as other livestock, but on a smaller scale. 4-H members have the opportunity to explore the daily care of rabbits, rabbit production for meat or the improvement of breed standards through a breeding program.
This project also hosts a yearly statewide rabbit show, the Texas 4-H Rabbit Extravaganza. This event offers 4-H members the opportunity to exhibit their projects and attend educational programs. This event is developed, planned and executed by the Texas 4-H Rabbit Advisory Board. The board meets once a month to discuss the event and ways to educate 4-H members on the rabbit project.
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Texas 4-H Homes for Horses connects 4-H youth with the opportunity to work towards solving the at-risk horse problem through education, outreach and adoption.
What is poultry? Chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese are just a few examples of poultry. This project teaches members production and marketing by managing projects.
Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.
The Texas 4-H Beef Cattle Project allows youth to explore the various aspects of the cattle industry such as livestock selection, nutrition, and animal husbandry.
Many youth in Texas do not have the facilities, funds or interest in raising a traditional livestock project. However, there are 1.2 million households in the state that have youth under 18 years old and own a dog. Mixed breed or purebred, registered or not, all kinds of dogs are welcomed in the Texas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project.