What is 4-H about?

4-H is the only federally authorized youth serving organization. It is also the largest youth serving organization in the country. It is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs in both rural and urban settings. 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities at the local, state, national, and international levels. 4-H programs are hands-on, age-appropriate, and university-based. 4-H helps youth improve their self-confidence; learn subject matter; and develop important skills including leadership, citizenship, communication, and decision-making that can be applied over a lifetime. For older teens, 4-H also offers opportunities to develop and test their leadership skills as 4-H volunteers and working with youth. For Adults, 4-H offers opportunities for training in a variety of areas including youth development, instruction, and more.

How Do I Join?

There is really nothing to it! All you have to do is give the Richland County Extension Office a call at 433-1206 and speak to the 4-H Extension Agent or anyone in the Extension Office and tell them you want to get involved in the most successful youth educational and service organization in the world. YOU'RE IN! That's all you have to do! No matter what time of year, where you're from, or how much you previously know about 4-H.

4-H has so much to offer!

From computers to leadership to livestock. 4-H projects cover just about every facet of the imagination that you might be interested in.

Why Not Join Today?