About Dixie County 4-H

4-H is a FUN learning program for boys and girls ages 5-18. It helps youth develop their skills and talents to the fullest. 4-H youth actively participate in activities, events and projects that develop and strengthen life skills. 4-H is open to everyone.

Youth can get involved in 4-H through school clubs, community clubs, special interest groups, after school programs, and camps.  To get involved in 4-H, call your county extension office at 352-498-1237 and ask for the 4-H extension agent.

4-H Projects are fun educational hands-on learning experiences and you can do a 4-H project in just about anything! We have projects in computers, animal science, clothing, community service, public speaking, water use, science and technology, and many more topics that kids and teens find exciting!

4-H Clubs usually engage in project work, educational, recreational, community service and social activities. School clubs meet monthly for 30 minutes to one hour. Community clubs, special interest groups and after school programs meet for an hour or two after school, in the evening or on a Saturday. Some clubs meet once a week, others once or twice a month. 4-H clubs elect youth as officers and there is an adult volunteer club leader who assists the club. Many of our 4-H clubs conduct service projects to help the community.

The face of 4-H in your community is the local county 4-H agent, who is working in partnership with 4-H volunteers and youth to conduct educational programs that meet needs in the community.  At a state level, university subject matter specialists on campus coordinate state educational programs, write curriculum and provide resources for county extension agents to use with 4-H programs. The state 4-H leader is based in the 4-H Youth Development Office, also known as the State 4-H Office, which is located in Gainesville.

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