4-H Youth Development

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

Countywide Cloverbud Classes Return!!!

The Countywide Cloverbud Classes are starting. They will be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Due to the popularity of these classes they will meet from 4-5:30 pm and then repeat the same class from 6-7:30 pm.  We have a wide variety of leaders helping this year with lots of new ideas. Each class comes with a light healthy snack.  All projects and activities completed are appropriate to be exhibited as Cloverbud Display at the Polk County Fair or entered into the open class youth division!  Due to prep time required for these classes the class size will be limited with registration required.  


Tues. December 19th - Holiday Swags

Tues. January 16th - Foods

Tues. February 20th - Arts

Tues. March 20th - Sewing and Show-n-Tell

Tues. April, 17th - Natural Resources and Engineering

Tues. May 15th - Art

Tues, June 19th - Pet Rock and Record Books

Tues. July 17th - Horticulture - color spots and Fair Prep

Registration:  Thursday before the Tuesday class.  ie: Class on Dec. 19th, register by the 14th. To register:  Call 503-623-8395

Cost:  Most classes will be $2 for 4-H members and $3 for non-members.  You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend!

4-H EXCEL...in animal sciences

High School Youth.  Here is a great opportunity in Animal Sciences at the Oregon Zoo.  Apply NOW! !   Scholarships are available.  Portland Metro 4-H, Clackamas 4-H, and our new state 4-H Companion Animals Faculty are partnering with the Oregon Zoo to provide a 3-day workshop for high school youth in ExCEL (Exploring Careers, Education and Leadership) in Animal Sciences January 27-29, 2018 at the Oregon Zoo.    Full Details

4-H Enrollment Forms for 2017-2018 are Ready!

Youth Enrollment Forms

Volunteer/Leader Enrollments

Club Contact List (list list changes as new clubs form and old clubs fill to capacity)

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What's New in 4-H?!   

Toxophilite Archery Schudule

White Feathers Rifle and Pistol Schedule

In loving memory of Marcia Eash (1960-2011), a 23 year leader in the Polk County 4-H Program. Marcia was involved in many aspects of the program, serving as superintendent, club leader, on Leaders Council and State Advisory Board.  The Marcia Eash Memorial Fund has been established as a lasting legacy to Marcia, to remind and teach families who she was, and to impress upon others how much she cared and loved the youth of our county.
            Two awards are eligible to be granted each year.  The award is to be used to start a 4-H project in a new area or improve a current 4-H project. All project areas are included.The first award category is for static projects and will range from $50 - $100. Animal projects and shooting sports will be combined into the second award, which will range from $100 - $300.

Use of the 4-H Name and Emblem

If your club wants to make t-shirts, posters, flyers or whatever please take a minute to review this information on the use of the 4-H Name and Emblem. 

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.


Calendar of Events


  • 20 Ambassadors Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm, Extension Office
  • 22-24 Extension Office is closed for Thanksgiving


  • 2 Gifts from the Kitchen, 9-12:30 pm, Extension Office
  • 12 Holiday Centerpiece Workshop, 3:30 - 5, Extension Office
  • 14 White Feathers Rifle & Pistol Club Orientation, 7 pm. Extension Office
  • 25 Christmas Day, Extension Office Closed


  • 1 New Year's Day, Extension Office Closed
  • 15 MLK Jr. Day, Extension Office Closed
  • 25 Leader's Banquet, Extension Office
  • 27 Critter Campus, Polk County Fairgrounds


  • 24 & 25 Mid Valley Winter Ag Fest

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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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