4-H Youth Development in Lane County

Developing Skills for Life

4-H is a nation-wide hands-on youth education program.  With more than 7 million youth, 4-H is the largest youth development organizatiion in the United States. The 4-H program is growing in Lane County and we'd love for you to come join the fun! Our goal is to develop citizenship, leadership, communication and life skills through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach.

4-H is open to all 4th-12th graders. 4-H is more than animals and agriculture. 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering technology and animal science.


You can contact us for more information. Phone 541-344-5043 or Email us.

Where to find us?  996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402-5225 at the corner of 10th Ave. & Jefferson St. (see map)

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.

4-H Open Enrollment

Lane County 4-H Community Clubs

Become a 4-H Leader

4-H in Lane County

4-H provides hands-on learning opportunities for youth in grades K through 12. It relies upon community volunteers, trained as 4-H leaders, who provide positive learning experiences in a safe environment. Youth involved in 4-H work as partners with adults to develop important life skills, engage in meaningful community service activities, and have a real role in decision-making.

4-H in Lane County is being rebuilt around the nationally recognized and successful community club model. Lane County 4-H community clubs meet on a regular basis to facilitate youth governance and community service. Each community club is committed to offering a wide range of project opportunities, and youth will be encouraged to participate in multiple projects. Youth interested in a project not offered in their local community club will have the opportunity to engage through another club. In addition, 4-H will organize and offer countywide, regional and statewide specialty events that encourage youth to build their expertise and expand their horizons.

Since we lack public funding for 4-H in Lane County, our program must be self-funding. The annual enrollment fee is $100 per child, and scholarships are available to assist youth from families with financial need. Enrollment fees cover only part of what it costs to run the 4-H program, so we augment them with strategic local sponsorships of Lane County 4-H by the communities hosting community clubs. Many generous local sponsors have stepped forward to provide the seed money necessary to get the program going again. We will continue fund raising efforts as the program grows and anticipate achieving a self-sustaining program within a few years.

Enrollment Fees: for the October 2013 - September 2014 4-H Year will be $100.00 per 4-H youth and $50.00 per Cloverbud youth. There is a need-based scholarship available, thanks to the Lane County 4-H Leaders Association. Families with more than 2 children pay only for the 2 oldest children.


Lane 4-H CoordinatorKate Hammarback, 4-H Coordinator

Kate Hammarback is our Lane County 4-H Coordinator!

Kate loves working with adults and youth and looks forward to using her experiences in education, community development, and the outdoors to be an enthusiastic partner in building 4-H in Lane County.


Please Support the Lane 4-H Program

  • Want to help support the 4-H program in Lane County? Your tax-deductible donation can be made to the Oregon 4-H Foundation by clicking the logo below.

Other Ways to Help with Fundraising:

  • Submit your recommendations of area businesses, organizations or individuals who may be willing and able to contribute to the 4-H program in Lane County. An Extension representative will follow up with them. If you can recommend a specific contact person you’ll make our jobs much easier!
  • Encourage friends, family members, colleagues to contribute to the cause!

Lane County 4-H says "THANK YOU!!!" to Coastal Farm & Ranch and many other community supporters for providing the seed money to get 4-H going again in Lane County. We are making steady progress toward our fundraising goals. 


More Information


Keep updated on Lane 4-H Youth Development Program read the latest E-News and read past E-News.


Thanks for helping bring 4-H back to Lane County!