Hamilton County 4-H is offering a variety of free online programs this summer to all county residents in grades 4 through 12. 

Youth can participate in online conferences and contests including a virtual exchange program with other youth across the country and online meetings featuring hands-on art, STEM lessons and animal programs.

4-H Academic Un-Conference

Students can experience college life virtually by working with University of Tennessee professors, specialists and faculty members to learn about a project area of interest. The students can also explore careers and network with other 4-H members across the state. A list of 4-H project areas in Tennessee is available at

Grades: 6-8

Dates: June 9-11

Deadline to sign up: June 1, 2020

Contact: Call the Extension Office at 423-855-6113 or email Nancy Rucker, Extension Agent and County Director at


4-H Club Meetings

Club Meetings are held online once a month, with the first being held on Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m. Participants at the first meeting will learn how to create ice cream in a bag and will get more information about a virtual dog show that will be held later this summer.

Grades: 4-12

Dates: The first meeting will be held Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m.; meetings are held once a month online all summer.

Contact: For a link to the meetings, please email


4-H Virtual Exchange Program

This program is a virtual version of the 4-H Interstate Exchange Program, which takes place across the United States every year. Youth have the opportunity to meet new people their age from across the country and to present on their own experiences, including a city/farm tour or sharing 4-H projects and competition experiences. The Zoom conferencing platform will be used for the exchange trips every two weeks.

Grades: 5-12

Space limit: 12 participants

Contact: Email or


Regional 4-H Wildlife Contest 

In this annual contest, which will be held online this year, students are tasked to learn about 51 different species of animals and how to manage land for wildlife. Youth with an interest in Biology, wildlife, or hunting may find this program of particular interest. Study material is available online.

Date: June 30

Grades: 4-12

Contact: Email Extension Agent Maria Sabin 

4-H is free to join at any time. To register, call 423-855-6113 or email any of the 4-H staff members: Nancy Rucker, Extension Agent and County Director –; Maria Sabin, Extension Agent –; Gabrielle Younginer, Extension Agent –

For more information, visit