*The OSU Extension office in Lane County is undergoing some minor remodeling! We will be closed to public walk-ins December 12, 2022, to the end of January, 2023. We will be available by phone and email during this time.*
4-H Enrollment is OPEN! Come join the fun!
Youth must enroll by January 31st to show animals at the 2023 Lane County Fair!
Lane County 4-H is a community where young people learn citizenship, leadership, and life skills.
4-H learning takes place in 4-H Community Clubs, led by multiple volunteer adult leaders, held all across Lane County. Most Community Clubs meet monthly to discuss successes and challenges they have experienced in their project, give presentations, listen to speakers, update records, participate in hands-on learning games, and many other FUN activities! Project groups meet once or twice a month and give youth an opportunity to go deep on a topic that sparks their interest--like raising chickens, programming robots, growing house plants, drawing graphic novels ....
4-H activities are rooted in positive youth development, helping youth build leadership, citizenship, and life skills. These activities aim to promote positive growth in each area of the 4 H's - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
Photo: Connie Gladish
Contact 4-H staff with questions, comments, and to learn more about 4-H!
OSU Extension's 4-H program in Lane County is made possible by the many adult volunteers, supportive parents, active youth, and engaged community members who actively make time and effort to create fun and educational programming every week. We are also supported by all of you in Lane County through periodic levy measures that provide the financial support to keep our program going. This county-wide funding provided by voters has made a big difference in the growth of the 4-H program in Lane County. In the four years after voters passed the 2016 levy to fund OSU Extension in Lane County, 4-H youth enrollment rose by 45%, 4-H adult volunteer enrollment increased by 55%, the number of fair exhibitors increased by 77%, and youth enrollment fees decreased by 30%. Thank you for getting involved and making great things happen for our Lane County youth!