Highlands County 4-H Youth Development


4-H is the youth development program of the University of Florida and other land-grant universities throughout the United States. This international program provides children and young adults ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn the life skills they need to be productive members of society, responsible citizens, and future leaders. 4-H employs the experiential learning theory which revolves around “learning by doing” to teach these skills. The program ensures that each youth will encounter a safe and inclusive learning environment, led by caring adults, to explore content based on land grant university research and resources. Some of the strongest and most popular programs here in Highlands County include Shooting Sports, Livestock and Animals, Plant Science, Leadership, and Citizenship.


The PINK Resolution

January is the start of a new year and the time when people begin to make resolutions. Each year thousands of people make the resolution to lose weight and you begin to see gyms packed with people vowing to achieve their goal. As the days go by you slowly start the see the gyms clear out and it’s a sign that many have given in to life’s demands and have given up on their resolution. This year make a resolution that is not so specific, but


Elf-periment: Science Fun with an Elf

Tis the Season for family and holiday traditions. It’s also the time when Santa sends his little helpers out to watch for good little boys and girls. If you are one of the many families that participate in Elf of the Shelf tradition then you know how much mischief those things can create and how stressful it can be to remember to move your Elf and pose them in a different way. Why not use your Elf as a teaching tool? In my home I use the Elf


2017-2018 Highlands County 4-H Fair Exhibit Booth Rules

2017-2018 Highlands County 4-H Fair Exhibit Booth Rules: 1. Only active club members in good standing who are enrolled in Highlands County 4-H may enter an exhibit. 2. All exhibits must be made by the 4-H member whose name is on the entry form within 12 months of the exhibit due date. (February 5, 2018) 3. Each exhibitor must submit an entry form by 5:00 PM Friday, January 19th to the Extension Office. (You may use the drop box outside