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The Horticulture Program engages 4-H members in a variety of hands-on projects and experiences related to plant and soil science, pest management, harvesting, storing, preserving, and selling produce, and horticulture-related careers. 

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity. This program fosters mastery by learning about plant and soil science, pest management, and horticulture production and marketing, belonging by interacting and connecting with adults and youth with similar interests, independence by caring for and maintaining a garden, and generosity by participating in community service and citizenship activities. Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



  • Kentucky State Fair Opportunities (click here for additional information for the divisions below):
      • 4-H Horticulture and Plant Science (Division 6015) 
      • 4-H Horticulture Contest (Division 6016) 

Additional Information


State Contact:  Ashley Osborne | ashley.osborne@uky.edu  | 859-218-0986