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Williamson County 4-H


What is 4-H?

  • The largest youth development organization in the nation. It is open to all students in grades  4–12 regardless of race, sex, national origin, or disability.
  • 4-H trains future citizens with skills in leadership, service, & communications.
  • 4-H starts for many 4th and 5th graders with monthly club meetings in the classroom during school time.  
  • Other students are involved in 4-H through community 4-H clubs held in the evenings once a month at schools, churches, community centers, or the 4-H office.
  • 4-H offers such a wide range of projects, programs and activities that every member can do well in 4-H. There are no dues to pay or uniforms to purchase.

4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger service,
and my Health to better living,
for my club, my community, my county and my world.

What does the 4-H pledge mean?


 1 Head to clearer thinking:  problem solving, communication skills, decision making. 
 2  Heart to greater loyalty: relationship and character building, respecting self and others.
 3  Hands to larger service: serving others, career preparation, hands-on learning.
 4  Health to better living: forming healthy habits, managing stress and change.

4-H Activities Include:

  • Club competitions in speeches and demonstrations
  • Club fellowship, fun nights, and service projects
  • Fairs, fashion shows, livestock shows, horse shows
  • Camps – such as summer camp, electric and wildlife camp
  • Tennessee state-wide gatherings and events
  • County contests where ribbons, prize money and trophies are awarded
  • Opportunities to make new friends
  • Learning in depth about subjects that you choose as your project

Projects Available:  

  • Beef
  • Citizenship
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communications/Public Speaking
  • Companion Animals (cat, dog, rabbit)
  • Computer Technology
  • Consumer Education/Economics
  • Dairy
  • Electric
  • Engineering/Safety Science
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science/Conservation
  • Food Science
  • Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Horticulture/Garden
  • Leadership/Personal Development
  • Line & Design
  • Nutrition/Health/Fitness
  • Performing Arts/Recreation
  • Photography
  • Plant Science
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science
  • For Parents:

    As agents, the joy of 4-H is watching young people grow through their accomplishments. We hope you will join us in celebrating youth as your child or teen becomes involved in 4-H. Volunteers are a vital part of our program. Please contact us to join in the fun!

    Our mission is to help youth develop life skills, gain knowledge, and form positive attitudes in order to become capable, responsible and caring citizens.

    As a component of the University of Tennessee, 4-H utilizes its vast resources and research base to pass on accurate and up-to-date information to 4-H members and their families.

    Need More Information?

    For specific information on any 4-H activity, contact one of the 4-H agents listed below:

    Brenda Clarkson - Field Educator,
    Alice G. Darnell - Extension Agent,
    Matt Horsman -Extension,
    Larry Darnell- Part Time Extension Agent,
    Julie Ozburn - Field Educator,


    Contact Us

    Williamson County Extension
    4215 Long Lane, Suite 200
    Franklin, TN 37064

    Phone: (615) 790-5721
    Fax: (615) 790-5606

    Office Hours: 7:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday

    Office Directions: 65 South to exit 61, turn left, cross over interstate to Long Lane turn left again to Williamson County Ag Expo Park on right.