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4-H Youth

The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens.  This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system.

JOIN 4-H

So you’re interested in joining 4-H? We offer a variety of youth programming, including community clubs, afterschool programming, in-school enrichment, short-term special interest (SPIN) clubs, camps, and more. Follow the below steps to learn how to get involved in Brevard County 4-H.

  1. Check out your local clubs, camps, and events on the Brevard County 4-H website.
  2. If you’re interested in joining a club, pick a few that interest you to try out. Your 4-H Agent can get you in touch with the Club Leader, and they’ll let you know when and where their next meeting is.
  3. When you know which club(s) you’d like to join, enroll as a 4-H Member at 4HOnline.com. 4HOnline Enrollment for the 2018-2019 4-H year will begin August 20, 2018. All current youth members and adult volunteers will need to re-enroll in 4HOnline each year. The new program year officially begins September 1, 2018. Please note that the Brevard County 4-H Program has a $25 annual membership fee for Community Club Members ages 8-18. This fee can be paid by following the instructions when registering in 4HOnline.
  4. Prepare to meet new friends, learn new things, and have a great time!
  5. Don’t forget to check out other 4-H opportunities like camps, special events, and competitions!

4-H Community Clubs

North Brevard

4-H Life Club

Jennifer Hill - brevard4hlife@gmail.com 

Wuesthoff Nature Center, Titusville

This is a general 4-H club that meets on the third Monday of every month. The members learn about everything from gardening, sewing, and cooking to horses, sheep, and poultry.

Florida Sunny Saddles

Abbey Everett - flsunnysaddles@gmail.com 

Fox Lake Farms, Titusville

This 4-H horse club is a perfect club for beginners! Come on out and learn all about horses - how to care for them, riding, and so much more! 

Sharp Eye Shooters 

Jennifer Hill - brevard4hlife@gmail.com 

This is an archery club that meets on Saturdays in north Brevard.

Island Dogs

Mary Boyken & Sarah Cox - 4hislanddogs@gmail.com 

Manatee Cove 4-H Equestrian Arena, Merritt Island

The Island Dogs are a youth-led club that focuses on learning about dog breeds, dog training, and responsible dog ownership. The club plans and participates in community events. The club holds monthly meetings and weekly dog training on Sundays at 3 PM. Dog ownership is not required to participate. 

Central Brevard

STEM Explorers SPIN Club

Keith Newman - keith.newman@ufl.edu 

Brevard County Extension Office, Cocoa

The 4-H Makers Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 5-7 PM. The club provides opportunities for youth to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through creating and tinkering. In this club, youth will learn 3-D Printing, coding, and much more. Some of the projects they complete can be entered in local to national competitions (e.g., Seaperch and EnergyWhiz). Overall, the focus will be on learning through hands-on making and tinkering.

Hippie Horsemen 

Erika Richardson & Jillian Sinclair - erichardson225@gmail.com 

Sinclair Performance Horses, Cocoa

Hippie Horsemen is a 4-H horse club that meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. They focus on learning more about horses with hands on activities, member demonstrations, and field trips. 

Bug Club

Andrea Lazzari - a.lazzari11@ufl.edu  

Brevard County Extension Office, Cocoa

This SPIN club provides youth with opportunities to learn the world of insects, including insect identification, anatomy and physiology, and more. Members will also have the opportunity to create their own insect collection and compete at the Florida 4-H Insectathon competition in January. 

Space Coast Sound Waves

Kelly Moutsatsos - brevardpony@gmail.com 

Brevard County Extension Office, Cocoa

This is a 4-H music club that meets every Monday evening from 5:30-8:30. Instruments are required. 

South Brevard

4-H Horse & Farm Life

Kelly Moutsatsos - brevardpony@gmail.com 

The Captain's House (1300 Bianca Drive NE), Palm Bay

This club welcomes 4-H members interested in all projects, from art and music to animals and gardening. They specialize in horses, chickens, goats, and rabbits. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 PM. Check out their Facebook page, 4H Horse & Farm LIFE Club, text/call 321-604-5299, or email brevardpony@gmail.com for all of the latest information! 

Fantastic Farm 4-H Club

Erika Maier - rogerika@earthlink.net 

Wickham Park, Melbourne

This is a poultry club specializing in critical and endangered breeds of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. The members run a small farm that houses over 100 birds and 3 goats. They meet on the second Sunday and last Saturday of every month at 9 AM. 

Pleasure Ponies

Maria Watts - 4hpleasureponies@gmail.com 

HWH Ranch, Melbourne

This is a horse club that meets on the third Saturday of each month at 2 PM at HWH Ranch.

Pony Tails

Kathleen Lee - kathleen.lee@earthlink.net 

This is a horse club that meets in the southern portion of the county.

South Brevard Aggies

Kristin White

The South Brevard Aggies is an agricultural animal show club. All of the members own and raise their own animals. They currently have members raising chickens and rabbits. They meet one Wednesday per month.

Wickham Park Gardening Club

Tara Dorn - dorntara@yahoo.com 

Wickham Park, Melbourne

Come learn all about gardening and nutrition through hands-on activities! This family oriented club builds life-long skills and healthy habits in a fun environment. The gardening club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 PM and one weekend a month for garden work. 

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Upcoming Events

2018-2019 Brevard County 4-H Events Calendar


March 2 4-H Family 5-K at Wickham Park
March 5 County Events
April 4-6 4-H Fair & Market Poultry Auction
April 27 District Events - Indian River County Extension Office
May 3-5 Area East Horse Show
May 7 Tropicana Public Speaking Contest
July 15-19 Camp Cloverleaf
September 1 Start of New 4-H Year

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Horse Program Resources

Project Books

Junior Intermediate Horse Record Book PDF

Junior Intermediate Horse Record Book WORD

Senior Horse Project Book PDF

Senior Horse Project Book WORD

NEW Senior Horse Project Book PDF - do NOT use if applying for State Horsemanship Scholarship

NEW Senior Horse Project Book WORD - do NOT use if applying for State Horsemanship Scholarship

Love a Horse Level 1

Love a Horse Level 2

Love a Horse Level 3

Love a Horse Level 4

Love a Horse Activity Book

Horsemanship Level 1

Horsemanship Level 2

Mini Horsemanship Level 1

Mini Horsemanship Level 2

Project Forms

Horse ID Form

Horse Lease Form

Standards for Excellence

Florida 4-H Awards & Recognition Information

Standards for Excellence Applications  

Contests

Brevard 4-H Alternative Competition Report

Scholarships

Horseman of the Year

Horse Competitive Events

Besides horse shows, 4-H horse program members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of other competitive teams and events. These include horse judging, Hippology, quiz bowl, horsemanship school, and more. For more information on any of these opportunities, visit the Florida 4-H Youth Horse Events website.

Operating Procedures

2019 Horse Program Guidelines Book

Quick Horse Guide

Additional Resources

Florida 4-H Horse Program General Information

Bit Rules and Examples

Show Ring Etiquette

Horse Show Class Descriptions

Horse Show Management Guidelines

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Horse Banquet 2018

4-H Record Books

Record (or project) books help you to keep organized and detailed information about your 4-H project(s) each year. They are a record of everything you have done and learned each year in your project. You should aim to complete at least one project book each 4-H year. Make sure to keep old record books, as they come in handy when you are applying for scholarships and awards as a senior 4-H member!

STEM Record Books

Dog Project Book

Goat Project Book

Heifer Project Book

Poultry Record Book

Cloverbud Poultry Project Book

Rabbit Record book

Cloverbud Rabbit Project Book

Steer Record Book

Swine Record Book

Archery 1 Project Book

Life in the Sea Record Book

Wildlife 1 Project book

Wildlife 2 Project Book

*Horse Record Books can be found underneath Horse Program Resources. 

Healthy Living Record Books

Gardening Record Book

Sewing Project Book

Quilting Project Book

Citizenship & Leadership Record Books

Secretary Project Book

Treasurer Project Book

Public Speaking Record Book

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4-H Fair Resources

4-H Fair Registration Form 

Market Poultry Rule Book 2019

Purebred Poultry Rule Book 2019

Rabbit and Cavy Rule Book 2019

Exhibits Rule Book 2019

Poultry Skillathon Study Manual

Rabbit Skillathon Study Manual 

4-H Scholarships

Check out all of the Florida 4-H College Scholarship opportunities HERE!

Quick Links

4-H Clubs

Upcoming Events

Horse Program

Record Books

4-H Fair Resources

Connect

Andrea Lazzari
4-H Agent
321.633.1702 ext. 52322
a.lazzari11@ufl.edu

Gus Koerner
4-H Program Assistant
321.633.1702 ext. 52320
gkoerner@ufl.edu

Keith Newman
4-H Program Assistant
321.633.1702 ext. 52321
keith.newman@ufl.edu