Media Release

4-H begins 100th Year

Thursday, September 25, 2008 1:00 AM

3:30 p.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Florida 4-H is beginning its 100th year of providing educational and rewarding youth development programs.  Alachua County was one of the first counties in Florida to offer 4-H agricultural programs to children. Agriculture programs are still available, but 100 years later, projects range from aerospace to photography to veterinary science. 4-H Clubs provide opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and hands-on learning.  4-H meets in many areas of the county.


Now is the best time to enroll in 4-H.  Youth who start soon can work on their chosen projects and then show off their accomplishments at the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show March 27-31, 2009. 


4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18, as of September 1, 2008.  To enroll your child in 4-H, go to:  Membership is open to all youth regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, handicap or geographic location within Alachua County.


For more information, contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 352-955-2402 or TDD: 352-955-2406 or at




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).