Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

4-H Science

4‑H science programs are available through local clubs, schools and grant-funded programs. Focus areas for 4‑H science programs include robotics, rocketry, environmental science, agri-science, biotechnology and veterinary science.

4-H Citizenship

4‑H citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.

4-H Healthy Living

The goal of 4-H Healthy Living programming is to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that promote optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being for youth and their families. 4-H National Headquarters contributes to this goal through three primary efforts.

Vulnerable Populations

Populations of young people may be identified as vulnerable based on situational characteristics such as early parenthood, disconnection from school and work, homelessness, and involvement in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.

4-H & PYD Partnerships

4-H National Headquarters partnerships help strengthen and expand support for positive youth development (PYD).

4-H Learning

4-H learning experiences happen through participation in activities, experiences, and through social interaction guided by caring adults and peers.