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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!

Become a County Ambassador

Deadline Extended - Due May 27th! The Benton County 4-H Ambassador program strives to promote 4-H and encourages youth to become actively involved in their communities.

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. 05, 2016 10:30am - 4:00pm
May. 07, 2016 8:00am - May. 08, 2016 5:00pm
May. 07, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
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May. 11, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
May. 11, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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