4-H Activities

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 many activities. “Learning by doing” through hands on activities to develop and strengthen life skills. It is a unique blend of government, private business and volunteers working together to broaden the horizons of Shelby County’s young people.

Contact Information

Michael Owen
901-752-1207
mowen@utk.edu

4-H Activities

The following are opportunities for you to get involved with to increase your knowledge and have lots of fun enjoying. You can even win ribbons and compete at the Regional and State Levels in several of the activities. You can pick one or as many as you would like to enter.

4-H Poster Art

The 4-H Poster competition is available to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members create and design a 4-H promotional poster. The county competition is held in December.

4-H Public Speaking

The 4-H Public Speaking competition is available to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members write and present speeches to their class/club on designated topics. The county competition is held in January.

4-H Piggy Bank

The 4-H Piggy Bank competition is available to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members create, build and design a piggy bank with a theme. The main goal of this competition is to increase creativity and promote saving money. The county competition is held in February.

4-H Project Demonstration

The 4-H Demonstration competition is available to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members create a demonstration that teaches others “how to do a skill.” The main goal of this competition is public speaking and creativity. The county competition is held in March.

4-H Photography

The 4-H photography competition is available to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members can enter their photographs in 6 categories which include: black & white, landscape, buildings, citizenship/leadership, animals, people. The county competition is held in March.

4-H Bread Baking

The 4-H Bread Baking competition is available to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members research a recipe and bake a variety of different breads depending on their grade level requirements. The main goal of this competition is to increase the culinary arts level. The county competition is held in April.

4-H Fair

The 4-H Fair is available to Cloverbuds (5-8 years of age) and 4th -12th grade 4-H members. Categories include: arts and crafts, culinary, animals, horticulture, sewing, food preservation and much more! The fair is held each summer.

4-H Chick Chain

The 4-H Chick Chain is open to all 4th-12th grade 4-H members. Members received 25 baby chicks which they raise and return 3 to the 4-H sale in the fall. A deposit is required.

4-H Project Showcase

4-H’ers (Grades 4 – 12) have the opportunity to demonstrate something they have learned in their 4-H project in the last year.

“On My Own” Financial Management Simulation

The “On My Own” Financial Management Simulation is designed for middle school and high school students. Over 11,000 students have participated in the “real life” simulation.

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