Noble County 4-H
What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation. The Oklahoma 4-H program is open to youth grades 3rd - 12th grades and supervised through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Through 4-H, youth learn valuable life skills that enable them to grow into productive citizens. Through hands-on learning opportunities in many different areas of interest, youth develop critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, set and achieve goals, and learn responsibility.
Although 4-H is deeply rooted in agricultural practices, its not just cows, plows and sows anymore. Today's 4-H youth can still be found showing livestock and pursuing other agriculture-based interests but they can also be found teaching others about drug and alcohol prevention, using newer technology assist in GPS mapping projects, creating amazing art and photography, giving safety demonstrations, promoting healthy lifestyles and learning skills for any path life takes them.
4-H offers fun and unique opportunities to enhance life skills through age-appropriate activities. Our Cloverbud program is a non-competitive approach for youth ages 5-8 to begin exploring 4-H program areas and activities. 4-H programming can be adjusted to fit the age and individual needs of everyone. Youth have multiple leadership opportunities through Club and County Officer Teams, County, District and State 4-H Ambassador roles, civic engagement, and community service projects, as well as assisting other 4-H'ers with their own projects and activities.
For more than 100 years, Oklahoma 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving every kid a voice to express who they are and how they want to make their lives and communities better. Noble County is proud to be a part of the State and National 4-H organization.
Did you know?
- 4-H members are four times more likely to contribute to their communities?
- 4-H members are two times more likely to participate in STEM programs?
- 4-H members are two times more likely to be healthier?
- 4-H members are two times more likely to be civically active?
Want to discuss what 4-H can do for your family?
Contact the Noble County Extension Office at (580) 336-4621.
- 4-H Enrollment
Noble County 4-H enrollment is open to youth that live or go to school within Noble County. The 4-H year runs from August 1st to July 31st, following the public-school year. Families can begin to enroll online August 1st though 4-H ZSuites. Online enrollment is required but physical forms can be requested and brought to the Extension Office for assistance in online enrollment.
4-H has a yearly enrollment fee of $20.00 per youth but no more than $60.00 per family. If you are enrolling more than three youth, please call the Extension Office before submitting payment. Payment can be made online through the enrollment process with a debit/credit card or by bringing cash or check to the Extension Office. We will not deny a child membership due to the inability to pay. Contact the Extension Office if you need assistance paying enrollment dues.
Most 4-H events and activities are free of charge for enrolled 4-H’ers. However, certain 4-H sponsored trips, workshops and contests may require additional requirements or fee to cover transportation, lodging or meals. Those with additional requirements or fees will be identified prior to the event.
Starting in 2021, Noble County 4-H initiated a Good Standing/Eligibility Rule for youth representing 4-H in a non-4-H contest or activity. Examples of those activities can include:
- Judging Contests (ie: Dairy, Land Judging, Entomology, Livestock)
- Livestock Shows (ie: Tulsa State Fair, OYE, Spring Livestock Show)
- Shooting Sports Contests
- Robotics Contests
The Good Standing/Eligibility Rule was not set to limit 4-H’ers but to ensure that those representing 4-H in those type of activities are also participating in 4-H events with their peers. For more information and a copy of the Good Standing/Eligibility Rules, or contact Kylie at the Extension Office.
- 4-H Club Information
Currently, Noble County has three local 4-H Clubs associated with Frontier, Morrison and Perry schools.
- Frontier 4-H Club – Club Leaders, Sandy Kiser and Barbara Pemberton
- Frontier Cloverbuds - Trisha Bolay
- Morrison 4-H Club – Club Leaders, Sheila Taylor and Marcy Luter
- Perry 4-H Club – Club Leaders, Julie Milligan and Jaymi Thompson
For more information on local clubs, such as meeting times and locations, contact the listed Club Leaders or the Extension Office.
- 4-H Project Groups
Project groups focus on specific project areas and meet periodically during the year. Each project group is lead by a Certified 4-H Volunteer or Teen Leader. They are open to all Noble County 4-H members. If you would like to assist with an established project group or would like to create a new group, contact the Extension Office.
- Noble County 4-H Shooting Sports Project Club:
We now have a coach! More information on Archery practices coming soon!
- Frontier Fishing Project Group:
Volunteer: Sandy Kiser
- Noble County 4-H Livestock Project Group:
Club Leaders: Vacant and currently seeking two volunteers to refill the positions for this club.
- Noble County 4-H Shooting Sports Project Club:
- Cloverbuds (ages 5-8)
The Cloverbud program is a non-competitive, fun, informal educational program to acquaint children 5-8 years old with 4-H. Due to the developmental skills of this age group, Cloverbud members are not encouraged to focus on specific project areas.
Research has shown children in this age range have unique learning characteristics and developmental needs different than older youth. Cloverbud programs should be activity focused, not project-focused and build on cooperative rather than competitive learning.
Currently the Cloverbuds are meeting at the same time and location as their local clubs.
For Spring of 2022 we are holding Monthly Cloverbud Meetings! The meetings do not take the place of the monthly club meetings but are additional meetings just for Cloverbuds.
- Scholarship Opportunities
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