4-H Youth

An informal, educational youth development program conducted by OSU Extension Service. 4-H helps youth grow & develop into positive citizens. Lifelong learning & life skill development are the keys to 4-H & developed through 4-H projects, activities, community service & leadership work. 4-H makes learning fun & interesting by promoting a "hands on" educational philosophy.

Adults are encouraged to be involved with youth in their community & make a difference in their lives. 4-H staff members & trained adult volunteers provide educational projects & activities in more than 50 project areas including Animal Science, Horticulture, Natural Science, Engineering, Expressive Arts, Home Economics, Citizenship & Leadership. In Douglas County, 550 club based 4-H members & 200 4-H volunteers participate each year.

4-H Current Events

***** 2017/18 4-H Enrollment begins October 2nd for Clubs, Leaders & Members ****

  • Animal Nutrition Series 
    * March 21, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM (Goats & Sheep)
    * March 28, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM (Horse & Poultry)
    * April 5, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM (Cattle & Swine)
    All workshops are free.  Please RSVP at 541-672-4461.  Location:  DC Extension Office
  • Clinics for Table Setting, Food Contests, and FCS Skill-a-Thon - April 7, 2018 (more information to come)
  • Static Exhibit Contests - May 19, 2018 (more information to come)
  • Douglas County Lamb Show - June 2nd
  • 4-H Resident Summer Camp (Camp Myrtlewood) - June 19-22 (more information to come)
  • 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp - July 19th (more information to come)

4-H Information

Are you new to 4-H in Douglas County?  And, do you want to be a 4-H club leader/assistant leader?  Or, does your child want to join a 4-H club? If so, email your request with your telephone number, email address and mailing address plus the projects you are interested in to: 4-H/DC New Request for Information.  Or call Holly Burton at 541-236-3053.

Membership & Volunteer Leader Information for Enrollment

Enrollment Begins: Clubs, Leaders & Members - October 2nd 

Enrollment Deadlines: Clubs & Leaders - January 31st; Members - May 1st

Market Animal Project Information

** Livestock Skill-A-Thon Information **

Market Animal Loans

Calendar (including Project Deadlines)

T-Time! Current information for you to know and share.....find more about deadlines, meetings, recent changes, activities, special events and so much more!


Intent to Conduct 4-H Fund Raising - Activities Request Form  This is an electronic fillable form that can be saved to your computer, completed, printed and mailed to the office or emailed to teresa.middleton@oregonstate.edu.  If you have difficulties completing this form electronically, print and complete by hand.

4-H Educational Materials


For more information, contact:

  • 4-H Coordinator, Teresa Middleton  PHONE:  541-236-3044
    • In School and After School programming, Cloverbuds, New Leader Training, Teen Leadership & Youth Development, overall 4-H program management
  • 4-H Education Program Assistant, Laurie Michaels  PHONE:  541-236-3042
    • 4-H club program and volunteer support, New Leader Training, club management, Lamb Show & Fair coordinator
  • 4-H Secretary (Part time), Holly Burton  PHONE: 541-236-3053 or 541-672-4461.









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