4-H Youth Development
Hickman County Cooperative Extension Office
329 James H Phillips Drive
Clinton, KY 42031
Who can join 4-H?
Anyone from 9 to 19 can join 4-H. Some counties have younger children involved in Clover Bud activities. When 4-H began a hundred years ago, almost everyone lived on a farm. Thats not true anymore. 4-H happens wherever kids livein large cities, small towns, in rural areas, on farms, and even on military bases.
What do kids do in 4-H?
Its up to you. You can go to camp, learn to shop wisely, give a demonstration, grow vegetables, hatch an egg, chat on a computer, make bread, shadow an adult at work, choose to eat healthy foods, give a speech, cure a ham, or conquer an obstacle course. You can perform in a skit, make a birdhouse, start a business, shear sheep, take pictures, learn about electricity, judge soils, barbeque chicken, or drive a tractor. You can decorate a room, ride in a bike rodeo, be part of an international exchange, learn to sew, raise an animal, or protect the environment. And theres more! In 4-H, you will be working with other young people toward common goals and, if you wish, teaching younger kids. In short, you can build your 4-H activities around your own talents and interests