4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H provides members with a safe, family-friendly environment to learn, make friends, and explore career paths by participating in projects of interest to them.
Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.
4-H is not only animals at the fair but we have many non-animal projects such as: archery, shotgun, duds to dazzle, food challenge, outdoor challenge, fashion, photography and much more.
Youth may participate in 4-H year from September 1st in 3rd grade through August 31 following completion of 12th grade, with these age restrictions: Minimum age – 8 as of September 1st (in addition to being in the 3rd grade) Maximum age – 18 (as of August 31st)
4-H Member Categories
Juniors: Grades 3, 4, and 5
Intermediates: Grades 6, 7, and 8
Seniors: Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
4-H Motto and Pledge:
In support of the 4-H Club Motto, “To make the best better,”
I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.
If you are interested in joining, enrollment begins online starting September 1st at:
What is a Project?
Visit the Texas 4-H Website for a full list of Projects: Texas 4-H Project List
- Shooting Sports
- Clothing and Textiles – Fashion
- Food and Nutrition
- Science, Engineering & Technology
- Beef, Lamb, Goat, Swine, Poultry, Rabbits, Horses
- Livestock Judging, Quiz Bowls