The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program offers a variety of opportunities to learn, lead and serve. Listed below are a few state-wide events and activities. Check with your county or district office for information about local opportunities.
4H Day At The Capitol – This event is a day filled with 4-H being recognized in both the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers. This event takes place when legislature is in session on the odd years.
Ag Products Identification Contest – 20 Texas agricultural products are selected and exhibited at separate stations. Contestants select the correct identification of each product from four possible answers.
Beekeeping Essay Contest – The Beekeeping Essay Contest is sponsored by the The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. Any youth interested in participating in the contest must follow the instructions for the Texas selection process.
Dog Show - All breeds, including mixed, are welcome to compete after they have met the minimum requirements. Dog and 4-H member teams can compete in five different classes, such as: obedience or rally, conformation, showmanship, drill team, and/or costume.
Golf Challenge - The Texas 4-H Golf Challenge was developed by county Extension agents, 4-H Specialists, and others to provide youth the opportunity to compete in an outdoor sporting event.
Healthy Lifestyles - Throughout the Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program, more than 120,000 youth participate in healthy lifestyles programs, encompassing the food and nutrition, health and safety projects.
International Exchange Opportunity – The Texas 4-H program partners with Texas Global Education and Cultural Exchange to offer several month-long international exchange programs.
Leadership Conference - Texas 4-H Leadership Conference is the recognition event for senior 4-H members who have been recognized with a first place state winning record book.
MASH Camp -provides youth an opportunity to learn about higher education and career opportunities in the areas of medicine, accident and safety prevention and health. Activities include tours and hands-on experiences at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Health Research Labs, interaction with first responders, passenger safety and accident prevention demonstrations.
National 4-H Conference - The National 4‐H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4‐H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities.
National 4-H Congress - The Congress provides youth a quality, educational, and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state independently provides.
Photography Contest -The Texas 4-H Photography Contest encourages self-expression and allows youth to demonstrate skills learned in the area of photography, including the use of photographic equipment and process of photographs.
Rabbit Extravaganza -The event includes opportunities for youth to exhibit their rabbit projects in numerous breeds in addition to single fryers and meat pens.
Recordbooks – Recordkeeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook.
Roundup - State 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 that have successfully placed in a qualifying event at the district level or signed up to compete in an invitational event at the state level.
Shooting Sports – The Shooting Sports Project is a comprehensive introduction to shooting sports safety and the fundamentals of archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting.
Texas 4-H Congress - Texas 4-H Congress allows 4-H members to experience the law making process first hand by writing, submitting, and then serving as a member of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Press, or as a Lobbyist.
Texas 4-H Science - Texas 4-H has launched the 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology with the national initiative to bring the Science back into 4-H project work.
Texas 4-H Volunteer Conference - The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program will be sponsoring a state-wide leader training on July 27-29, 2012 in San Antonio to prepare the new generation of 4-H volunteers to lead and instruct our members.