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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H.  These "H"s are the following:

4-H Clover

H ead, critical thinking, problem solving;
H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
H ands, serving others; and
H ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.

4-H had its beginnings in rural America, but it now serves youth in urban and suburban communities as well. Kansas 4-H is open to youth who are between the ages as of 7 to 18 on January 1st. Additionally, the non-competitive 4-H Cloverbud program is offered to youth ages 5 to 8. The new 4-H year starts October 1st and we request that enrollment is completed by November 1st.

Meadowlark District is one of the largest 4-H Units in the state of Kansas in terms of youth enrollment numbers. In 2022-23 enrollment data showed 742 4-H members, 65 of which were Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) enrolled in one of the 30 clubs within the District. There were 214 registered volunteers working directly with these youth. Additionally, many youth are involved in school enrichment activities at school.

The Top Five Projects by Enrollment are:

  1. Foods & Nutrition
  2. Photography
  3. Swine
  4. Visual Arts & Crafts
  5. Beef

Interested in joining 4-H?

Find a Meadowlark 4-H club near you or email us at meadowlark4h@ksu.edu.

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Links to other 4-H pages:

New to 4-H
Need to Enroll
4-H News
4-H Events
4-H Forms
4-H Project Resources
4-H Project Record Sheets
4-H School Enrichment
4-H Resources & Links

Local & State Office Pages Jackson/Holton
State 4-H Office

To view 4-H Policy click image
4-H Policy Manual

District 4-H Events Page - click here

Click here for the Meadowlark 4-H Calendar

4-H Contacts

Clay Roland

Clay Roland

District Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development
Phone: 785-863-2212

Heather Roenne

Heather Roenne

District 4-H Events Coordinator
Oskaloosa Office
Phone: 785-863-2212

Cara Robinson

Cara Robinson

District 4-H Program Manager
Holton Office
Phone: 785-364-4125

Deb Henry

Debra Henry

District 4-H Program Manager
Seneca Office
Phone: 785-336-2184