Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.
My HEAD to clearer thinking;
My HEART to greater loyalty;
My HANDS to larger service, and
My HEALTH to better living
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
If you are between the ages of 5 and 8, you cannot be considered an official member of 4-H, but can be a Clover Kid. Clover Kids are eligible to participate in 4-H projects but cannot compete. Being a Clover Kid helps you to decide what projects you want to be involved in when you become a 4-H member.
4-H is open to all children that are 8 years old and in the 3rd grade to 18 years old. These members are eligible to compete in 4-H sponsored events.
How much does it cost and how do I join?
Each year, between September 1-October 31st there will be a $25 participation fee, after October 31st it will cost $30. There are projects that will require an investment, please acquire additional information
before beginning projects.
To join 4-H, all you need to do is go to 4-H Connect via the State 4-H page and start a profile for you family. After you have submitted all participants names and fees, you will begin to receive a monthly newsletter from the Extension Office. The newsletter includes deadlines, as well as information about upcoming projects and events.
As an adult how can I become involved with the 4-H program?
Adults interested in assisting the 4-H program can become volunteers.
Volunteers are able to help with a number of items throughout the year. Our volunteers can be club managers, project leaders, chaperones or can help with refreshments and transportation to and from events.
If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please complete a 4-H Volunteer Form and submit it to our office. For the protection of our 4-H members, all forms are sent to the State Office where they perform background checks.
What projects are offered through Erath 4-H?
Our projects include but are not limited to:
Beef, Clothing & Textiles, Consumer Education, Dairy, Dog, Foods & Nutrition, Goats, Horse, Photography, Public Speaking, Sheep, Shooting Sports, and Swine. Through 4-H, you can also be a member of a Livestock Judging Team, Mohair Judging Team, Consumer Decision Making Team, Horse Judging Team and participate in a variety of different contests.