4-H & Youth Programs

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development program. Through local 4‑H programs, kids and teens learn valuable life skills and participate in project areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. In Texas, the 4-H program is administered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Service.

Related Departments: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Animal Science, Nutrition, Horticultural Sciences

Boy leading a cow in the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show

Texas 4-H Forestry Project

Future tree climbers and treehouses rely on you! Learn the importance of conserving forest land. You’ll gain citizenship, leadership skills, and practical forest management skills, like identifying tree diseases and the use of a compass in a forest
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4-H & Youth Programs

Publications

Publication

This publication is available only to agents working in the Expanded Nutrition Program.

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For use by EFNEP Agents only.
1 box includes 25 copies.

Publication

This publication is available only to agents working in the Expanded Nutrition Program

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The AgriLife Extension Rural Student Success Initiative aims to increase the number of rural students enrolling in and completing a postsecondary certificate or degree program.

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The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about wildlife, forestry, water conservation and more.

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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

Courses

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This course is designed for 4-H and FFA members participating in livestock projects. The primary objectives are to enable students to understand the relationship between good character and safe food practices and to apply knowledge regarding the ethical implications of livestock-raising decisions.

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Young children deserve well-planned environments that meet their individual needs. Discover how to provide well-planned, safe and secure environments, designed to meet children’s developmental needs and interests. Gain suggestions on how to create environments that support curriculum goals and early learning standards.

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This 1-hour course exposes learners to information regarding The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) Program. Students will learn about the importance of water, the role of watersheds in the water cycle, and much more. Students have the option of obtaining school credit for this course.

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