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Douglas County

What is 4-H?

In 4-H, we are committed to providing a positive experience for as many young people as possible. Not just with the belief that 4-H grows great kids, but the belief that by preparing our youth for school, work and life that we are contributing to a vibrant economy for years to come.

Community clubs include youth who enroll in a variety of projects. The clubs have structured business meetings, and emphasize community service, recreational activities and improving communication skills. Youth have fun with a purpose.

This is all done in an environment of a youth/adult partnership. We encourage all parents to attend meetings with youth to support their activities. Youth who turn 7 before January 1 of the current 4-H year may enroll. Cloverbuds, an introductory program, is available for youth ages 5 and 6. For more information about Cloverbuds click here. The new 4-H year begins October 1st of each year but we accept enrollment year round. To participate in the county fair, you must enroll by May 1.

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How to Join

Joining 4-H is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Find a 4-H Club near you.
  2. Visit 2-3 clubs to find the club you would like to join.
  3. Complete the enrollment and participation form online.

More Information About 4-H

The 4-H Program Overview

4-H Meeting Overview

4-H Project Objectives

4-H Project Selection Guide

4-H Activities

Family Guide

Glossary of 4-H Terms

4-H Program Staff

Kaitlyn Peine
4-H Youth Development Agent
Phone: 785-843-7058

Nickie Harding
4-H Youth Development Assistant