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What is 4-H?

4-H is a volunteer-led, educational program that supplements the teaching of home, church, and school. It is an informal educational program for all boys and girls 8 to 18 years of age whether they live in town, the country, or on a farm.


The state-wide approved ages for participation in Extension 4-H and Youth programs begins for youth that are 8 years old as of Sept 1st and in the 3rd grade, and continues through the calendar year in which the individual reaches 18 years old. Boys and girls ages 5 to 8 that are not eligible for 4-H have the opportunity to join the Cloverbuds.


Cloverbuds is a non-competitive 4-H program for youth 5-8 years of age that are not yet able to enroll as 4-H members.


To find out more about how to join 4-H please contact the Grant County OSU Extension Office.


What Is The Primary Objective

of 4-H?

The basic philosophy of 4-H is to strengthen the mental, physical, moral, and social development of boys and girls, therefore helping build engaged and knowledgeable citizens and leaders.  The primary method for growth is through participation in projects, events, and various activities.


Is There A Cost For 4-H?

There is a $20 annual membership fee for 4-H.  Members are expected to pay for the cost of their projects whether it's building a lamp, baking bread, or raising an animal.  Many events do not have fees; however, there are charges for camps, conferences, workshops or seminars, and similar programs.  4-H members can participate in fundraising activities to provide support for their projects.

4-H Mission

The mission of the 4-H Youth Development Program is to provide Oklahoma youth, families, and communities with educational programs that will create environments for diverse audiences of youth and adults to reach their fullest potential by developing and enhancing skills for living.


4-H Pledge

I pledge...

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.


4-H Motto

"To Make the Best Better"



Fair Information


2022 Grant County Free Fair

  • Sept 7-10 at the Expo Center in Pond Creek
  • Grant County Free Fair Book (coming soon)


2022 Oklahoma State Fair


2022 Tulsa State Fair

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