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The Plant and Soil Science Program engages 4-H members in a variety of hands-on activities and experiences that cultivate an increased understanding and appreciation for plant growth and production, soil properties, best management practices, and much more. 

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 exploring and learning about plant and soil sciences, belonging by interacting and connecting with adults and youth with similar interests, independence by practicing leadership skills and independent thinking, 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 Crops Project (Division 6018)
      • 4-H Horticulture and Plant Science (Division 6015) 
      • 4-H Horticulture Contest (Division 6016) 
      • 4-H Land Judging (Division 6019) 
      • 4-H Tobacco Exhibit (Division 2101, 2102, 2103)

Additional Information


State Contact:  Ashley Osborne || 859-218-0986