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4-H Youth Development

Head - Heart - Hands - Health

4-H encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their unique skills and talents to the fullest potential. Young people participate in 4-H through clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps and many other activities. “Learning by doing” through hands on activities and community involvement empowers 4-H’ers to develop and strengthen life skills.

Youth participate in 4-H through school 4-H clubs, community clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps and many other activities. Although there are many common activities, each county in Tennessee has its own unique programs and areas of emphasis.

4-H is a unique educational program for students in elementary through high school. It encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their skills and talents to the fullest. As 4-H’ers, youth actively participate in activities, events and projects that develop and strengthen life skills. 4-H is open to everyone. Each county has exciting and fun programs!

Contact us to find out about the 4-H clubs in your community.

4H Clover Bowl Group Photo
Clover Bowl
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4H Clubs
Clubs and Contests
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4H Camps
Camps and Conferences
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4-H kids sitting on fence at camp
Youth Leadership
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Picture of a forest
Forestry and Wildlife
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4H Chick Chain with 2 chickens in front 1 in the background
Chick Chain Project
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4 H All star logo
Honor Club and All-Stars
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Contact Information

Dusty Ragland
Extension Agent I
423-949-2611
draglan3@tennessee.edu

Blaine Layne
Program Assistant II
423-949-2611
byn811@tennessee.edu

Kimberly R. Davis
Ext Agent I
423-949-2611
kimdavis@tennessee.edu

Sheldon Barker
Ext Agent III & Co Dir
423-949-2611
sdbarker@tennessee.edu

4-H Pledge

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.

4H Clover