Name your interest
Ian got first prize in his school science project.
Often a project will last for a whole year or maybe even several years. Some projects, such as horsemanship, often last a lifetime.
In a typical 4-H project, a project leader will meet every month with all of the kids who want to learn about that topic.
Kids do most of the hands-on learning at home, with an adult. Ian's Grandfather Allan helped Ian learn to renovate and improve an enclosed tree house, even including windowpanes!
You can raise, make, or grow something for a 4-H project. Then you can take your creation to a county fair and win ribbons and prizes. The very best items go on to the state fair.
Ian's Aunt Chrissie raised her first puppy, Shadow, in 4-H.
Ian and his friends laughed a lot, the first time they got 'up-close and personal' with cows and pigs at the county fair!
Do you like to compete? Here are just a few of the contests and shows you can enter:
- Public speaking contests;
- Livestock shows;
- Dog shows;
- Wildlife habitat contests;
- Forestry contests.
It gets in your bloodGrandpa Allan Shows His Prize-Winning Steer!
By now you've discovered that Ian isn't the first one in his family to be active in 4-H.
His Aunt, grandparents, and great-grandparents were all in 4-H!
Even if no one in your family is in 4-H, there's no limit to what you can do, no matter where you live! You can join a 4-H club, start a 4-H project or go to 4-H summer camp.
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