Welcome to the Jackson County 4-H Program!  Farming and Ranching is big business in Jackson County. At the foot of that big business stands the Jackson County 4-H Program.  This is where the local farmers and ranchers could have gotten their start.  4-H is the youth development program of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  Our purpose is that boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.  4-H not only teaches youth how to raise an animal or sew a dress, but it is so much more than that.  Jackson County 4-H is a small-town atmosphere that teaches small-town values.  The youth that participate in 4-H learn the value of teamwork, to appreciate the land and resources that surround them every day, that in order to get where you want to be, you have to work hard at it and that a hard day’s work will pay off in the end.

4-H is not only for the youth in a rural environment.  The 4-H program has opportunities to offer both rural and urban youth. 4-H education, recreation, recognition, field trips, club as well as community activities help equalize opportunities and personal development of all young people.

Additionally, 4-H is a family affair! 4-H involves the family in fun and in work.  Members select and conduct their projects with the approval and support of their parents.  Parents provide encouragement and much of the resources needed by the 4-H’er for project work.  The understanding parent is often the force that helps 4-H members through their beginning years of 4-H and sets the stage for a fulfilling and enriching experience as a senior 4-H member.

If you would like to join Jackson County 4-H please call the Extension Office for further information.

We look forward to your participation in the Jackson County 4-H Program.

“To Make the Best Better”


Age Requirements – Youth may participate in the 4-H year from September 1st of grade three through August 31st following completion of grade twelve, with these age restrictions:

  • Minimum age – 8 (as of August 31, 2020 in addition to being in the 3rd grade)
  • Maximum age – 18 (as of August 31, 2020)
  • Special education youth who are older than 19 and have not graduated from high school may participate in 4-H Youth Development programs as members, with approval by the county Extension agent. Participation is limited to the club or county level. County Extension staff have the option, on a case-by-case basis, to allow Special Education youth older than 19 to participate in competitive events at the club or county level.
  1. Clover Kids: 4-H’ers in grades K-2 as of August 31 of the current 4-H year
  2. Junior 4-H Member: 4-H’ers in grades 3-5 as of August 31 of the current 4-H year
  3. Intermediate 4-H Member: 4-H’ers in grades 6-8 as of August 31 of the current 4-H year
  4. Senior 4-H Member: 4-H’ers in grades 9-12 as of August 31 of the current 4-H year


Registration begins via on-line at 4-H Online. v2.4honline Membership is not active until an applicant’s registration is entered into 4-H ONLINE and approved by the County Office. A fee is accessed during registration. A youth participates in 4-H by belonging to a chartered 4-H club or county program or any recognized unit of membership in the county where he/she resides. *Membership cannot be held simultaneously in more than one county or state, but membership may change with residence.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Individuals who require an auxiliary service or accommodations in order to participate in any event or meeting during the 4-H year needs to indicate so and provide an explanation of accommodation(s) needed when registering on 4-H Connect or to the agent in charge. Any additional explanation that needs to be provided can be done by calling the office, 361-782-3312.


Updated 21-22 Handbook





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