4-H

You don’t need to be in 4-H to attend!

What is 4-H?

  • A fun, hands-on learning experience
  • An informal educational program
  • For youth in grades Kindergarten through one year post high school
  • 4-H is good for all kids wherever they live
  • 4-H Adventures are mini blasts of experience. Try something new in a few hours.
  • 4-H clubs meet throughout the year and kids get to know each other and take on club roles.

Isn’t 4-H just for Farm Kids?

  • No! 4-H is for all young people, regardless of where they live, what their backgrounds are or what interests them.

Who Conducts 4-H?

  • University of Minnesota Extension conducts the Minnesota 4-H program.
  • Local volunteers work in partnership with Extension staff.
  • 4-H also participates with schools.

How do I join?

  • Call your local County Extension Office to find a club near you
  • Talk with local Extension Staff about starting a new club in your community
  • Fill out an enrollment form

What does it cost to join 4-H?

  • No uniforms are required
  • There maybe a minimal cost for some activities

Why do young people like 4-H?

  • 4-H give youth a chance to:
  • Learn new things
  • Develop new skills
  • Travel to new places
  • Experience new situations
  • Make new friends

And most importantly…Have lots of Fun!!!

How often & where do 4-H clubs meet?

  • Most clubs meet once a month
  • The 4-H year begins in the Fall
  • 4-H clubs meet in every county throughtout Minnesota
  • You can join anytime of the year.

Meeker County 4-H Community Clubs

  • Acton Buzzers – South Grove Square, 2nd Monday of the Month at 7:00PM
  • Cosmos Comets – Call for location, date and times.
  • Danielson Hustlers – Rosendale United Methodist Church, 2nd Sunday of the Month at 6:30PM
  • Dassel Lamplighters – Dassel Covenant Church, 1st Sunday of the month at 6:30PM
  • Forest City Livewires – Forest City Town Hall, 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00PM
  • Kimball Kruisers – St. Anne’s Church, 1st Sunday of the month at 6:00PM
  • Koronis Eager Beavers – Norland Lutheran Church, 1st Monday of the month at 7:00PM
  • Litchfield Satelites – Zion Lutheran Church, 1st Monday of the month at 6:30PM
  • Valley Victors – Location Varies, call ahead, 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00PM

For more information on any of these clubs or to double check meetings, please call the Extension Office at 320-693-5275 or 877-993-5275 toll free.

What are 4-H projects?

  • Fun, hands-on learning
  • Challenging learning experiences on a special subject chosen by the youth member
  • Everything from animals to shop to science and careers

Pledge – I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking; my HEART to greater loyalty; my HANDS to larger service; HEALTH to better living; for my family, my club, my community, my country and my world.

Colors – Green and White are the 4-H colors.  Green symboizes natures most common color and represents life, springtime and youth.  White symbolizes purity and bright ideas.

Symbol – The “four leaf clover” is the 4-H symbol. The four H’s on the clover stand for: Head, Heart, Hands & Health

Motto – The 4-H motto is “To Make the Best Better” not only in building character and citizenship, but also in raising the standards of individual and club achievement.

For More Information:

Contact: Darcy Cole – 4-H Program Coordinator

Meeker County Extension
Family Services Center
114 N. Holcombe Ave.
Suite 260
Litchfield, MN 55355
320-693-5275
877-993-5275
mnext-meeker@umn.edu

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