4-H Embryology:

This past spring, our 4th and 5th grade elementary students participated in an Embryology program where they learned about the life cycles of chickens. They began with lessons on eggs and finished the program by hatching chicks! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last half of the program unfortunately had to transition to virtual learning. 



Check out our Facebook page for more pictures/videos from our Embryology project!

2020 4-H Talk Meet Winners

Pictured are participants and winners of the 2019-2020 4-H Speech Contest

2019 4-H Poster Contest Winners

Winning posters from 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in Rockcastle County

What is 4-H?

4-H is a world-wide organization for youth between the ages of 9 and 19 designed to help them “Learn-By-Doing” through practical hands-on learning experiences.

Who conducts the 4-H program?

4-H is conducted by the University of Kentucky through the Cooperative Extension Service.  Two Extension Agents work with the program in Rockcastle County.  All other leaders and advisors are volunteers or assistants.

How do 4-H’ers participate?

Monthly club meetings are held in schools and in communities with special activities throughout the year.   County events include 4-H Poster Contest and 4-H Speech Contest..  Winners of these events will participate in the District 2 Area events.  Youth are also given the opportunity to participate in 4-H Sewing Projects at each elementary school in the Fall.  In addition, 4-H’ers may participate in the Brodhead Little World’s Fair next summer, with winners going on to the Kentucky State Fair.  There are also judging events such as Land judging.  Ribbons are awarded for participation.

Parents are invited to get involved!!!

Parents can get involved in 4-H by assisting as leaders for a club, project group, as a 4-H Council Member, or assisting with events.  

Volunteers are an essential part of a 4-H Program.  Share your skills and be a leader today!

Contact  Rockcastle County Cooperative Extension Service (606) 256-2403