4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?

4-H is a youth education program for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. For youth 5-8 years old (4-H Cloverbuds), the program is designed to meet the development characteristics of young children. It emphasizes cooperative learning and excludes competitive events. Youth 9-19 years old belong to clubs led by volunteer leaders and take part in club activities such as community service, educational tours, and fun events. In addition to club activities, there is a wide variety of enrichment activities offered at the county, state, national and international levels.

4-H helps young people discover and develop life skills and set personal goals. Involvement in project areas gives members the help needed to improve specific skills and explore new ones. Activities within clubs also introduce members to the importance of helping others through community service.

How to join 4-H?

All that is required for a youth to join 4-H is a strong desire to learn, have fun and completion of a simple enrollment process.


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4-H News & Notes Newsletter (to subscribe via mail or email call 541-963-1010)
4-H Event Pictures & Annoucements
2014 Calendar of Events
2015 Calendar of Events
2016 Calendar of Events
2017 Calendar of Events
2018 Calendar of Events
Eastern Oregon Livestock Show
Event Results
D & B Showmanship Award
Union County Fair
Union County 4-H Association


4-H Record Book forms
Activate Oregon
Oregon State 4-H website
Oregon State Fair
State Scholarships

Resources outside OSU Extension:

WRLF 2017

For more information please contact:

4-H Agent - Karie Kelley
Policies and general 4-H questions, Recruitment, camp and general 4-H questions

4-H Program Assistant - Honour Bowen
Program development, Enrollment, material requests and general 4-H questions

Office Specialist - Sherry Nantz
General 4-H questions

Please don't hesitate to email or call (541-963-1010) any one of us and let us know what we can do to help you!