4-H Youth Development

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4-H STEP Classes
All classes held at OSU Polk County Extension office. Class size limited - preregistration required. Call 503-623-8395 to register. You do NOT have to be a 4-H member to participate!
We're all tied up waiting for you to join 4-H!
We're all tied up waiting for you to join 4-H!
Citizenship Conference at the Capital
Citizenship Conference at the Capital

County/State Fair Information

4-H Members and Participants

4-H members are youth in grades 4 through 12 who learn together in club settings led by volunteer 4-H leaders. Club members meet all year long to complete one of 40 or more projects. 4-H clubs usually have officers elected from their membership.

Some youth participate in 4-H school enrichment programs or other short-term special-interest programs. These short-term programs may be led by volunteers or teachers. Most programs focus on science-based curricula that support the latest educational goals for Oregon students.

Youth in grades K-3 may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud programs.

Interested in joining 4-H?

Take this quick survey so we can contact you about joining!

Calendar of Events

For a more complete list, check out our latest newsletter HERE.


  • 24  State Fair Exhibits perishable foods and horticulture to Extension Office
  • 28-Sept. 7  150th Oregon State Fair


  • 1  Lego Extreme Team, 2-4 pm Extension Office
  • 4  Small Animal Express 6-9 pm Extension Office
  • 7  labor Day - Extension Office Closed, State Fair tear down
  • 8  Begin Pick up State Fair Exhibits from Extension Office after 1 pm
  • 14-16 Outdoor School
  • Bouncin' Bottoms Back to Schooling Horse Show
  • 21  Complete records (permanent record and project records) DUE for records special award consideration.
  • 21  Cloverbud Classes Resume! 3:15-4:15, Extension Office
  • 22  Records Awards Committee selection
  • 22  Lego Extreme Team, 2-4 pm Extension Office
  • 26-27  Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, Clackamas Co. Event Center
  •  Lego Extreme Team, 2-4 pm, Extension Office
  • 12 Small Animal Express 6-9 pm, Extension Office
  • 13  Greenhorns 7-9 pm, Extension Office
  • 15 STEP Class, Create a Wreath, Extension Office
  • 20 Lego Extreme Team, 2-4 pm, Extension Office
  • 23 Members Awards Luncheon - Polk County Fairgrounds

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4-H Pledge

I pledge

my HEAD to clearer thinking,      

my HEART to greater loyalty,

my HANDS to larger service, and

my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.    


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