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What is 4-H University?

Florida 4-H University is a week-long overnight event for senior 4-H youth (4-H age 14-18) held at the University of Florida. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops lead by University of Florida faculty, explore career opportunities, lead community service activities, interact with youth from all over the state, and have fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens of the communities, their country, and their world.

4-H University will be held July 25 through July 28, 2022 in at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL at the

J. Wayne Reitz Union

Registration is open May 1 in 4-H Online


4-H University Overview/Schedule

Contact InfoCourtney Quirie, courtney.quirie@ufl.edu 
General Event Info University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom, 686 Museum Rd., Gainesville Fl 32611 | Parking Info
Cost for Youth $350 | Register May 1 to June 17
Cost for Adults $350 | Register May 1 to June 17
Cost for One-Day Competitor Rate $50   | Includes one meal; Register May 1 to June 17 
Late Registration Cost $375 | June 18 to 25, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 26

What are Competitive Events?

Competitive Events are presentations consisting of Demonstrations, Illustrated Talks, or Publix Speaking contests.  These contests occur at the county, district, state, and regional or national levels. Most competitions require some qualifying level of participation. This progression may be county to district to state OR county to state OR district to state.  Members present at the County and District levels and advance to the state contest based on district contest scores. 

What is Share the Fun?

The 4-H Share-the-Fun Program is designed to help 4-H’ers discover, develop, and share their talents with others. The objective of the Share-the-Fun Program is to enhance the following areas: appreciation of talent, leadership, confidence, interest in special training, and the ability to discover opportunities for wholesome recreation. Youth compete in their counties and district contests.  The first place senior winner advances to the state contest. 

*Guests are welcome.  Click HERE to register to attend.

What are Senior Awards and Recognition?

Join us as we honor our graduating seniors, announce scholarship and award trip winners, show our senior videos, recognize our Leader of the Legacy, and induct our 2022-2023 state officers.  This is a special event celebrating some of our outstanding 4-H members from the past year. 

*Guests are welcome.  Click HERE to register to attend.

What type of Workshops are offerred at 4-H University?

There are a variety of workshops at 4-H university ranging from animal science, to environmental science, to food preparation, and citizenship and leadership.  The workshops are 3 hours and are presented by University of Florida Faculty and Staff. 

Attendees have the opportunity to explore career opportunities, lead community service activities, interact with youth from all over the state, and have fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens in their communities, their country, and their world!  We have the following goals for our 4-H University Workshops:

  • "Learning by Doing" with hands on activities for our teens
  • Promotes learning through exploration and research, highlighting research and programs at the University of Florida
  • Helps youth identify a potential career path for their future

COMING SOON!  Workshop Catalogue with program descriptions. 


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Florida 4-H University (4-H U) is a week-long, overnight event for senior-level 4-H youth hosted on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Youth participate in activity workshops led by University of Florida faculty, explore career opportunities, lead community service projects, and interact with their peers from across the state, all while having fun and developing critical life skills that will help them become responsible, productive, and engaged citizens of their communities, their country, and their world.