4-H Youth Development

What's New in 4-H?!   

  • Intersted in being a vendor for the Annual Hoilday Fair?  Fill out this form and we'll send you an application at the end of August.

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

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


  • 16 State Fair Spruce-up Day 9 am-4 pm Contact Judi
  • 16 Rifle and Pistol Show, 8-4 pm, Fairgrounds
  • 18 Photography STEP Class - Choosing your Fair Photos
  • 21 Flower Arranging STEP Class, 5:30-7 pm, Extension Office
  • 21 Static Building Meeting, 7:30, Extension Office
  • 23 Fair Beautification Day  Info and to Volunteer
  • 23-24 Polk County Horse PreFair and Tack Sale
  • 24 Achievers, 1-5 pm, Extension Office
  • 24 Horse Committee Meeting, 7 pm, Fairgrounds
  • 26 Pre-Fair Contest Day
  • 26 Dallas Youth Garden Open House, 4:30-6:00, Trinity Lutheran Church
  • 27 Fair Superintendents Meeting. 7 pm, Fairgrounds Dining Room
  • 28 Pitchfork Pals, 7 pm, Extension Office
  • 29 Dog Show Set-Up and Practice, Fairgrounds
  • 30 Dog Show, Building C Fairgrounds


  • Photography STEP Class - Matting & Mounting Photos
  • 4  Deschutes County Livestock Judging Contest
  • 5  4-H Office Moves to the Fairgrounds
  • 8-14  OSU Extension Office CLOSED, 4-H Office open at the Fairgrounds
  • 11-13 Polk County Fair
  • 13 Tillamook Co. Dairy Judging Contest: call 503-842-3433
  • 18-19 State Fair Exhibits due to Extension Office (4-H'ers with only non-food and non-horticulture exhibits)
  • 22 State Fair Exhibits due to Extension Office by 10:30 am (4-H'ers with all types of static projects)


Check out our FACEBOOK page!

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.    


You may be a Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter:  Click here for tips

Click on the links below:                         






Record Books