Howard County 4-H Youth Development
4-H began over 100 years ago, and has since grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experiences alongside their peers and caring adults. Backed by a network of more than 6 million youth, 540,000 adult volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni; 4-H delivers research-based programming around positive youth development. 4-H is delivered through America's 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension Service reaching every corner of our nation.
4-H Online Enrollment: Enrollment opens October 1
Important Dates to Remember:
October 1st: 4-H Enrollment Opens
June 15th: Deadline to Add/Drop Projects
June 15th: Animal ID Deadline: All Beef, Dairy, Goats, Sheep, Swine, Horses and Rabbits must be identified in 4-H Online.
May 17th - June 15th: 4-H Fair Entry
YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. This program is required for members showing livestock to complete before June 15th.
4-H Fair Entry - Enter projects you are taking to the fair from May 17th to June 15th.
- 4-H State Static Projects and Livestock: Click on "Projects by Category" Find the project you are interested in and click the + to find project the details. Please see handbook for additional requirements and resources.
- 4-H Online Project Naming and Changes
- 4-H County Only Projects Please see handbook for additional requirements and resources.
4-H Scholarships - Applications are due January 25. Call us if you have any questions.
Howard County Google Drive Docs:
2022 Fair Dates : July 11th - 16th : Fair Schedule (Google Calendar)