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2016 4-H Fairbook & Entry Cards

The 4-H fairbook & entry cards are now online! Due June 15th!

4-H Market Animal Forms

All required Market Animal forms for fair entry 

4-H Summer Camp - Linn, Benton, Lincoln, Tillamook (LBLT)

Registration opens March 7th! Camp is open to all youth, grades 4th-8th. Camp is scheduled for June 26th-July 1st 2016.

OSU Summer Conference

Make memories, experience OSU's campus, enjoy fun classes and incredible speakers!

Swine PED Virus detected in Oregon

Deadly case of PEDv has been diagnosed (on Jan 8) in Oregon.

Benton County 4-H 

Benton County 4-H is a youth organization with a mission of engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of positive youth development. It is open to all 9-19* year olds. 5-8 year olds can join a non-competitive Cloverbuds program. (*not yet graduated from high school. See chart below.)

There are four personal development areas on which 4-H focuses: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, communication and life skills through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach. 

Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering and technology and animal science. 

The 4-H motto is "To make the best better" and its slogan is "Learn by doing".

Support Youth & Development

By donating to Benton County 4-H, you are helping support a positive youth development program. We appreciate our youth and want to always be around to provide them a great way of expressing their talent and building thier confidence.

If you are interested in supporting the Benton County 4-H program, then please consider providing a donation. Please use the attached form for all dontations. All donations are tax deductable.

-The staff at Benton County 4-H thanks you for the generous donations and support for your Benton County 4-H Program.

CHANGES for 2015-2016 4-H Membership

Oregon will use the following age divisions for competitive events. (Effective Sep 1, 2015)

5-8 year olds are CLOVERBUDS and need to be that age by 9/1 of the current school year. Born between September 2, 2006 – September 1, 2010

9-11 year olds are JUNIORS and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 2003 – September 1, 2006

12-14 year olds are INTERMEDIATES and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 2000 - September 1, 2003

15-19* year olds are SENIORS and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 1996 – September 1, 2000 (*19 years of age and not yet graduated)


Upcoming Events

May. 25, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
May. 25, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
May. 27, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
See the Benton County website for more details. State Ambassadors here. 
May. 28, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Please see the flyer for all the details.
May. 30, 2016 (all day)
Our office will be closed to observe Memorial Day. We will re-open Tuesday, May 31st, …
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