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4-H Youth Development

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

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 Club Meetings will begin in October for the 2020-2021 school year for 4th-12th graders.  Please view the calendar on the right for the club schedule, newsletter links, camps and conferences. Below are links to various contest rules, guidelines and active project groups.  If you have questions, please call a 4-H Agent at the Extension Office at (865) 982-6430.
Club meetings will be held in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March and April. 2020-2021 contests include: Public Speaking, (2) Poster contests, Demonstration Contest & Interactive Table Top Exhibit, Photo Search contest, Baking Exhibits, Beekeeping Essay, Portfolio/Records contest, Clover Bowl Championships, various animal shows and Judging Teams competitions.
What kinds of things can you do in 4-H? Check out this sheet to see! AgentContactActivitySheet


4-H Enrollment Form

4-H Contest Sheets

Cornbread Cook-Off​ (4th Grade Only) Rules & Regulations​ & Entry Form


4-H Score Sheets


​Other 4-H Forms

600A  Activity Acceptance Form

4-H Clover Bowl Competitions

The 2018 Clover Bowl Handbook is now available HERE!
Download your copy today. 

Tennessee Student Design Challenge Resources.pdf​
 For the safety of our clients and staff, the Blount Extension Office will be closed to public access effective March 23, 2020 until further notice. Extension staff are still working and can be reached by phone or e-mail. Please dial (865) 982-6430 for immediate assistance. E-mail addresses for each Extension staff member can be found by clicking here .”

Active Blount County 4-H Project Groups: 

Engineering/Safety Science
Entomology (4H Beekeeping Essay)
Food Science
Performing Arts



4-H Calendar



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How To Upload Video 

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4-H Newsletters

​  2020 Newsletters  Archived Newsletters
October 2020​
January 2020​​
November 2020​ Febru​ary 2020​
December 2020
March 2020

April 2020

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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 and Tennessee State University, 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 at the Blount County Extension Office (865) 982-6420 or by their e-mail.

Amy Berger
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James McMillion


UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach
unit of the Institute of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.  
Blount County UT-TSU Extension
219 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37804-5917 
phone: 865-982-6430 fax: 865-982-2027
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.