The council is composed of 4-h'ers from all clubs in Broward County. Each youth represents his/her club, and board members are elected to form a council. Council meetings are held monthly. Youth determine and plan the implementation of 4-H programs, events, and service-learning projects. The council provides an opportunity for youth to learn leadership skills as well as parliamentary procedures.
Annual competitions in the areas of public speaking, illustrated talks and demonstrations, and share the fun (talent show) acts are open to enrolled 4-H youth. Youth over the age of 8 who receive a blue ribbon will move on to participate in the annual district events, in which they compete against first-place winners from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
4-H at the South Florida Fair
Broward 4-H will be participating in the South Florida Fair to be held in West Palm Beach for the 2017-2018 year. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H Online by November 1, 2017, in order to be eligible for fair entry. While the registration forms and exhibit categories have not yet been released for this year's fair, you may view the premium book from last year's fair below. You can also visit the South Florida Fair Website.
2017 South Florida Fair 4-H Premium Book.pdf
Broward 4-H Community Fair
The Broward 4-H Community Fair provides 4-H youth the opportunity to have their work evaluated against the 4-H standard and be recognized for their hard work. The fair creates a forum for 4-H'ers to share ideas and inspire each other to make the best better. The fair's public day invites members of the community to view the judged exhibits, learn more about 4-H, and enjoy entertainment.
Broward 4-H Community Fair Premium Book 2017.pdf
National Youth Science Day
National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world's largest youth-led science experiment. NYSD is typically held on the Wednesday of National 4-H Week (the first week in October). 2017's NYSD theme will be "Incredible Wearables." This hands-on STEM project challenges youth to build a wearable fitness tracker that will help people lead healthier lifestyles. Contact the local Broward County 4-H Office for more information.
Orange Blossom Festival Parade
Youth march in the annual Orange Blossom Parade in Davie dressed in costumes according to the year's theme and perform a chant or other activities in front of the judges' stand. This event gives 4-H'ers the opportunity to bond and connect with members across the county and show the community what 4-H is all about.
4-H District XIII is made up of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties.
Broward County is part of the District 13 4-H Council, which also includes Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. The District Council is open to members between the ages of 11 and 18. This council elects officers who assist with various events district-wide, help facilitate programs at schools, conduct marketing, and work on other 4-H events. District Council is also heavily involved in service learning projects in all three counties.
All first-place winners from county events ages 8 and up are eligible for District Events. This competition includes Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Senior winners ages 14 and up are eligible for state competition held at 4-H Congress in Gainesville in late July.
Area-F Horse Show
This horse show includes participation for 10 other South District counties. Youth participate in various classes, and winners move on to compete in the State Horse Show during the summer in Tampa, Florida.
A civic education event in which youth are able to participate in the legislative process. During this event, youth are taught how to research, lobby, sponsor, and debate bills through committees, all the way to the house floor. It also serves as preparation for our Florida State Legislature Program, which is for senior 4-H'ers. This program is for youth ages 11 and up.
Junior Congress is an annual event in which District Council members teach younger 4-H youth and plan team-building and educational activities.