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.
Youth join a club in their county and have the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test at county, district, state, and national contests if they choose. 4-H is supported by volunteers who assist county Extension agents in leading projects in the county. The Texas 4-H website houses information that helps direct these activities for agents in the county, educational resources for projects, statewide event pages, and more.
Agriculture & Livestock Program
From stock shows to beef, dairy, goats, dogs and cats, learn responsibility with animals.
Family & Community Health Program
Be a star in the kitchen or a smart shopper - be a leader in your family.
Leadership & Citizenship Program
Practice your public speaking skills, help your community, and become a better leader
Natural Resources Program
Love being outside? Come learn about wildlife, forestry, shooting sports, water conservation and wildlife & fisheries.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program
Learn about robotics, computers, alternative energy, engineering, rocketry, theater, performance art and photography.
More choices in 4-H Agriculture & Livestock
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.
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.