Agrilife Extension Resources

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.

>>> Visit the Texas 4-H website here

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

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Showing results for: Texas 4-H Youth Development
Asset Type: Program
  • Program

    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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  • Program

    In the Natural Resources project area, youth gain knowledge and experience in a variety of outdoor topic areas such as water conservation, outdoor living skills, forestry, fishing, and more. Young Texans involved in these projects are introduced to a vast array of educational and fun opportunities to be immersed in the world around them.

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  • Program

    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.

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  • Program

    In the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math project area, 4-H members learn about topics such as photography, rocketry, computer science, and much more. The opportunities are endless in STEM and our young people involved gain important life skills through unique experiences in this project.

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  • Program

    In the Leadership and Citizenship project area, our young Texans gain the experience necessary to become the informed and capable leaders and citizens of tomorrow. With multiple opportunities in global education, public speaking, community service, and more, all youth can find a fit in Texas 4-H.

    5 children attending 4H Day at the Capitol
  • Program

    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.

    Kids leading cows at a livestock show
  • Program

    The Texas 4-H Agriculture & Livestock Program provides a variety of unbiased resources for 4-H/FFA families, leaders and volunteers interested in youth livestock projects and agricultural advocacy.

    Teens standing with clipboards in a horse arena