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Science of Agriculture

The 4-H Science of Agriculture will engage 6th – 12th grade youth in exploring and developing science-based solutions to agricultural challenges in their communities. Participants will attend a statewide event to showcase their 4-H Science of Agriculture projects, which will be evaluated by a panel of industry and university judges. Youth will also have a chance to connect with representatives from the university and agribusiness communities, who are eager to meet the next generation of leaders in agriculture and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The 4-H Science of Agriculture will engage youth in exploring and developing science-based solutions to agricultural problems they have identified in their communities.


Through “hands on” 4-H agriculture, science, technology, engineering, and math learning experiences, youth will:

  • Get excited about and interested in agriculture and STEM.
  • Have a greater understanding and knowledge of food production and its importance in our economy and world.
  • Gain 21st Century skills, including technology, health, business and economic literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, initiative and self-direction.
  • Consider and connect with agricultural-related studies at the university level while being exposed to and exploring future careers in agriculture.



SD 4-H is actively seeking sponsors for the 2019-2020 program year. If you are interested in providing support to the Science of Agriculture program, contact Christine Wood.

Interest Form

This form is not the registration for the Science of Agriculture program. Formal registration will be collected online. This form is to inform the Science of Agriculture committee of your interest in the program. Upon receipt of this form, someone from the Science of Agriculture committee will reach out to you to assist you throughout the process.  Participation forms will be accepted throughout the year; however, in order to participate in the current year’s Science of Agriculture event, forms must be received by February 1.


For more information, contact Christine Wood, SDSU Extension 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist.

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Chicks in the Classroom

Materials for teaching chicken embryology to Kindergarten – 4th grade.