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Getting Involved in Local 4-H

-Sierra A. Knaus, Extension Agent

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Cheatham County 4-H to change how programs are offered. 

Programming has been modified to meet University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, Cheatham County Schools, and CDC guidelines to ensure our youth and adults are safe. Although 4-H may be different this year, the same opportunities will be available to all youth in grades 4-12 in Cheatham County.

4-H is the Youth Development Organization of both the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University.  Most youth in Cheatham County enroll for 4-H through their classroom, but there are homeschool options as well as project group options.  4-H has something to offer everyone in grades 4-12. 4-H is a community of young people learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills.  It is designed to teach life skills through fun, hands on activities. 

Recently, most students in grades 5-6 were given 4-H information to bring home.  4th grade youth will have 4-H in their classroom during the month of October.  All other youth in Cheatham County will have the opportunity to join 4-H and receive a Virtual 4-H Guide. This guide will walk all youth through the fun challenges 4-H has to offer.

The first challenge for all youth is to get enrolled. Anyone completing an enrollment form by October 9, will be entered to win a pair of Airpods.  Joining 4-H is just the beginning of a fun journey for the entire family.

If you would like to receive a Virtual Guide to 4-H by mail, please email Sierra A. Knaus at  The guide is also available to print at

For more information about 4-H, please email either Sierra Knaus or Tammi Fralick at

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