Homeschoolers Learn in 4-H

4-Her and her sheep
Photo credit: Marci Bacho for OSU EESC

My homeschooler is interested in animal science as a career. How can we participate in 4-H activities?

- Harris County, Texas

Thanks for the question about 4-H and animal science.

Just about every county in the U.S. has a 4-H program as one of the outreach programs offered from the Extension service and the state land grant university system. In the county where I am the 4-H agent, Washington County, Oregon, we have a large number of homeschooled youth participating in 4-H. Most counties offer some form of animal science programming as well.

The best way to get started is to contact your local county Extension office and ask about their 4-H program. They will be able get you the most accurate information for your area.

Thanks again! 

Patrick Willis
Assistant Professor
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