4-H Youth Development
4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H.
4-H is open to all youth ages 7-18. Under 7 youth may also participate as "Cloverbuds". There is no fee to be a 4-H member, simply choose a club to join. 4-H organizes for the new year each October 1. Clubs meet monthly to work on projects, teach parliamentary procedures, or carry out community service projects.
4-H uses research-based project information to empower youth to do things they've never done before in a creative and confident way. 4-H doesn't have a membership fee, although some projects may have costs associated with them. Best of all, you can choose your level of participation - as much or as little as you have time for.
4-H teaches youth to analyze information, make decisions, communicate effectively, prepare for careers, serve their communities and plan for healthy lifestyles - all while they're having fun. So go ahead, get involved in 4-H and have some fun!
Check out the Spring Newsletter!
Upcoming Youth Development Opportunities, contact our office for details!
Please register by calling the number listed with your name, email address and phone number no later than Wednesday, April 26th. We ask that you let us know which day(s) you plan to attend and what species you will be working with; please notify us if you plan to bring along. Participants will assume all risks associated with working with livestock.