Highlands County 4-H Youth Development

You're Invited!

Highlands County 4-H Open Enrollment 
September 2nd
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Extension Office Auditorium
4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 

Come by to meet some of the faces of Highlands 4-H and have the opportunity to enroll.


Leadership Adventure Weekend (LAW)
will be at the Ocala 4-H Camp from Friday, September 19th through Sunday, September 21st.  If you are interested in more information or signing up, please click here.


If you are interested in taking an
Animal Ethics Training Course

right here in Highlands County, please follow this link and follow the instructions to sign up.  Highlands County Extension Services will be hosting an Ethics Training on October 4th at the Extension Office Auditorium.  Registration is due on September 27th!

Online Registration Form
Mail-in Registration Form


Florida Cattlemen's Association &
Florida 4-H Book Sale

Florida 4-H and the Florida Cattlemen's Association are working together!  Pre-Order the new book "Florida Cattle Ranching, Five Centuries of Tradition" through your local 4-H Agent (contact information can be found at the top of this page).  This book was edited and narrated by Robert Stone and includes a foreword from Patrick Smith, the author of "A Land Remembered." 

You can expect to spend $25.00 plus $3.99 for shipping on these books.  $10.00 from each purpose will stay right here in Highlands County 4-H, and $15 will go to the Florida Cattlemen's Association. 


Katharine Whidden,
4-H Youth Development Agent

Contact Youth Development at:
(863) 402 - 6540


4-H Calendar

See what is going on in local and State level 4-H in correlation to the Highlands County School Schedule at the link above.


4-H Online

Get involved with Highlands County 4-H!  Whether you would like to be a member or a volunteer, take the link in the header to go to 4-H Online to get started now!

Important Announcement!
4-H Online will be down for updates on a state level from August 18-20.  Additionally, re-enrollment will commence on August 23rd. 

After the update, you may find these instructions useful.


Florida 4-H

For more information on Florida 4-H, click the header!


Highlands County  Newsletters


Florida Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Mini-Grants

All K-12 educators are welcome to apply for the Florida Farm Bureau/Ag in the Classroom public/private partnership grant.  The goal is to increase the understanding of agriculture among students and educators.  Available grants are worth up to $250.  For more information, click the header!


Florida Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Competition

This contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant.  This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic.  The judges will look for the contestant that offers the most constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.  This event will take place at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.  Applications are due August 22nd. Click the header for more information. 

Potential winnings:

  • ATV 4-wheeler
  • $500 cash reward
  • Expense-paid trip to San Diego, CA for the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting


Florida Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award

This program is designed as an opportunity for young farmers and ranchers to earn recognition for their achievements.  Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community).  Applications are due August 22nd.  Click the header for more information.

  • ATV 4-wheeler
  • $500 cash reward
  • Expense-paid trip to San Diego, CA for the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting


Highlands County Extension
Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center
                                                                       4509 George Blvd
Sebring, FL 33875-5837
Phone: (863) 402-6540
Fax: (863) 402-6544

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