What you'll do
Agronomy is the science of using plants for food, fuel, feed and fiber. Horticulture is about growing plants for food and decoration. In 4-H agronomy and horticulture, you'll learn about science, future careers and much more.
Levels of learning
How to get started in 4-H agronomy and horticulture, dive deeper and become a leader.
Choose from these topics:
- Farming - Meet a farmer and an agronomist!
- Beyond the farm
- Agriculture technology
- Soil science
- Making edible soil video
- Wonderful world of worms video
- Identify weeds video
- Understanding turf grass
- Create a greenhouse video
- Plant science
- Fruits and vegetables
- Growing hydrangeas
- Pruning fruit trees
How is the science of agronomy connected to business, nature and your community? Join a hands-on, group learning experience.
Visit a farm and see it through the eyes of experts. Learn more about 4-H agronomy tours.
4-H Agronomy Days
Experience a college classroom! Explore a college and learn from the a faculty member. There will be time in the day for tours and asking all your questions about classes and college majors. This is a great way for you to learn more about the study of agronomy and about college life.
Join activities that will build your agronomy and leadership skills.
Form a team with your friends! In this activity, teams of youth in grades 7-12 compete on their ability to assess crops for outcomes and risks like weeds and pests. Regional competitions lead to a state competition, and then nationals!
This opportunity is for youth in 10th -12+ grade in. The 4-H Agriculture Ambassadors are a voice for youth in Agriculture and 4-H.
This chart will show you how 4-H projects are directly connected to agricultural careers.