Marion County  4-H 


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We hope you enjoy exploring our site. The menu items at left will help you find quickly what you need. 4-H is the youth education program of Oregon State University Extension Service. It is a non-formal, community focused, experiential education program for today’s youth.  The program combines the cooperative efforts of youth and adult volunteers with community and Extension resources. The mission of the 4-H program is to help young people build competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character as they learn and grow.

The Marion County 4-H program reaches more than 3,000 young people in our communities each year through their involvement in clubs, after-school programs, camps, and school based programs. 

Our most popular program for youth is our 4-H club experience. Youth in kindergarten through 12th grade can join a club in a wide variety of project areas.  

We couldn’t reach all of these youth each year without the help of our volunteers! Do you have what it takes to become a 4-H volunteer? Check it out!


Your Marion County 4-H Staff:

Margi Tipton, Office Specialist II – 503-373-3767. Contact our office about joining 4-H (Interest in 4-H), becoming a 4-H leader, upcoming events, enrollment questions, project materials, and general 4-H information.

Melanie Mintken, 4-H Youth Development Educator – 503-566-2960. Contact Melanie about Club Programs, Camp, Fair, Older Youth Leadership, and Positive Youth Development training and development.

Cristian Curiel, 4-H SET and Outreach Coordinator – 503-585-4969. Contact Cristian about Science, Engineering and Technology, 4-H Soccer, School programs and Latino Outreach efforts.

Marion County 4-H Leader’s Council

Contact a 4-H Leader’s Council member if you would like to make a donation/gift to 4-H, get involved as a partner with 4-H, and/or would like to share insight on 4-H program direction.


How to reach us:   

Oregon State University 4-H Youth Development

Marion County Extension Office

3180 Center Street Rm 1361

Salem, OR  97301      

Main Office Phone:  503-373-3767

Fax: 503-585-4940

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-1:00pm