4-H is a learn-by-doing educational program that helps youth grow and develop into positive citizens. Lifelong learning is the key to 4-H and is done through 4-H projects, teamwork, responsibility, problem solving, leadership development, community involvement, public speaking, record keeping, decision making and group activities.
4-H is completely hands on which makes learning more fun and interesting, but also gives you chances at College Scholarships, showing your animal at Fair, responsibility as a leader and complete control of your 4-H involvement.
4-H is the youth program of the Extension Service, which is a cooperative effort of Wallowa County, Oregon State University and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Who Can Join 4-H?
Membership in the 4-H program is open to all youth in grades K-12. This non-competitive, group-oriented program allows youth to explore many topics such as natural resources, the community, foods, livestock, art and more.
Youth in grades 4-12 may join 4-H project or community clubs, which are led by volunteer leaders