What is 4-H?

drawing of children standing on world between a barn and sky scraper hand in hand.4-H is an informal, practical learning-by-doing educational program for youth.  The purpose of 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive members of society.  4-H is in every community across America.


4-H in Oregon

4-H is the youth education program of the Oregon State University Extension Service (Land Grant University).  4-H membership is available to all Oregon youth age 9-18 (Sr. in High School).  Based on their age on September 1st for the 4-H year, youth are enrolled in 4-H in one of two ways. Youth age 5-8 enroll through the 4-H Cloverbuds.  Youth age 9-18 ( Sr. in High School) enroll in 4-H by selecting projects or activities from the large number available to them.


4-H in Grant County

4-H is offered equally to all youth ages 9-18 (19 if a Sr. in High School) and is available in all Grant County communities with leader availability determining the projects in each community.  Parents are encouraged to be active in the 4-H program.  Youth sign up through the coummunity club leaders and/or project leaders or through the OSU Extension Service-Grant County office.

Grant County Enrollment Deadlines and Fees: 

  • Early Enrollment Discount for OSU 4-H fee due to Extension Office January 29, 2016 ($10.00, $15.00 after January 29, 2016).  Our fees were reduced because of a generous donation from Community Counseling Solutions to the Grant County 4-H Program and The Grant County 4-H Association.
  • Market Animal Enrollment Deadline is March 15, 2016
  • All Other Projects Enrollment Deadline June 1, 2016
  • Fees $2.50 per project (helps cover record book materials and project materials)
  • Insurance $2.00 (horse and ATV projects)
  • Insurance $1.00 (all other projects)

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