4-H Youth Development

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Mid-Valley Winter AgFest
Read on for information about 4-H and FFA activities at AgFest!
Youth Job Search Workshop
Friday, March 17 1:30-3:30pm OSU Extension Polk County
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

What's New in 4-H?!   

  • Youth Job Search Workshop 

This is an exciting opportunity for 7th-12th graders (best for older youth) - Come learn about your career and educational goals; job search techniques and how to develop your resume.  If there is enough interest, a second workshop will be offered to work more on resumes and interview skills.

Friday, March 17th 1:30 - 3:30 at the Extension Office. Class is being taught by former WorkSource Consultant John Jiricek. Space is limited so RSVP early to 503-623-8395.

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!

Club Contact List - this is a list of Polk County Clubs that may be accepting new members.  Please feel free to contact the leader directly, then go to our forms page to fill out the Member Enrollment Packet.

Calendar of Events


  • 17-19 4-H WORLD, Oregon 4-H Center, Salem
  • 18 Oregon Pork Producers Educational Seminar, Corvallis
  • 19-20  Camp Club Training, 4-H Center in West Salem
  • 21 Beef Weigh-in, 6-7:30 pm, Polk County Fairgrounds
  • 25-26 Winter AgFest, Polk County Fairgrounds
  • 27 Countywide Cloverbud meeting, 3:45-5, Extension Office
  • 27  Alternative Food Club, 5-6 pm, Extension Office
  • 27  Ambassadors Meeting, 6-9 pm, Extension Office


  • 2  Leaders Association Meeting, 6 pm, Extension Office
  • 17 Youth Job Search Workshop, 1:30-3:30, Extension Office
  • 20  Countywide Cloverbud meeting, 3:45-5, Extension Office
  • 20  Alternative Food Club, 5-6 pm, Extension Office
  • 20  Ambassadors Meeting, 6-9 pm, Extension Office
  • 26-29 4-H Experiencing Citizenship Conference, Salem
  • 27-31 Spring Break STEP Classes

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

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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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4-H Upcoming Events

Feb. 28, 2017 8:30am - 3:00pm
 The Oregon Garden| Orchid Ballroom | 895 W. Main Street, SILVERTON   An education and …
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