About 4-H & Youth Development

“4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.”

Ward County 4-H is part of Texas 4-H, which is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.


The 4-H Motto is “To Make the Best Better”


The 4-H Slogan is “Learn by Doing”


Major 4-H & Youth Programming in Ward County includes:


4-H Family & Community Health projects including Food & Nutrition, Food Challenge, and Fashion & Interior Design

4-H Livestock projects such as Swine, Sheep, Goats, Steers,

4-H Small Animal projects such as Broilers & Rabbits

Shooting Sports disciplines – Archery, Air Rifle, Rifle, Pistol

Leadership & Citizenship development through 4 community clubs

Curriculum Enrichment activities such as H20 Water Fair for 4th graders, Welcome to the Real World Financial Simulation for high school seniors, and the Beautiful Clinic for Preteen Girls



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