Payne County 4-H
What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation, open to youth in 3rd - 12th grades and is administered by OSU Extension. 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, it's not just cows, plows and sows anymore. Today's 4-H youth can still be found showing livestock, but also using GPS units, teaching others about drug and alcohol prevention, traveling, taking photographs and giving speeches.
4-H is a youth development program open to all youth in Payne County. Youth may enroll in 4-H on August 1st if they are 8 AND in the 3rd grade. 4-H membership ends on July 31 following the completion of the 12th grade or having reached the age of 19 on or before August 1st, whichever comes first.
Cloverbud 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.
- Payne County 4-H Handbook
- 2023 - 2024 Payne County 4-H Handbook
- What does 4-H have to offer my child?
- New friends, opportunities to develop public speaking skills, shared experiences, and participate in cooperative learning through local meetings, fairs and shows, educational tours, judging, demonstrations, recreational activities and county camps.
- Training in citizenship, leadership, and character development.
- Pride of ownership; Pride of workmanship
- Leadership opportunities through local meetings, county activities, district and state conferences
- Career exploration and life skill development through projects.
- Recognition for work accomplished - county medals, cash awards, trips and college scholarships.
- Payne County 4-H Club List
The system is open for Enrollment!
- Find Your Local 4-H Club
Cimarron Valley 4-H Club
- Leader: Makayla McCasland
- Phone: (405) 714-3960
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meetings: Second Sunday of the month, 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church
- Cimarron Valley 4-H Facebook Page
Glencoe 4-H Club
- Leader: Krystal Voight
- Email: email@example.com
- Meetings: First Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. at Glencoe Public School Cafeteria
- Glencoe 4-H Club Facebook Page
Payne County 4-H Livestock Club
- Leader: Melissa Early
- Phone: (405) 612-2755
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Payne County Expo Center
- Payne County Livestock Club Facebook Page
Payne County 4-H Shooting Sports Club
- Jason Byrd - Archery
- Richard Roach - Muzzleloader
- Trent Fittje - Shotgun
- Email: email@example.com
- Chris Hansen - Shotgun
Perkins 4-H Club
- Leader: Toni Carpenter
- Phone: (405) 614-5785
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meetings: First Monday of the month (except September and January), 6:45 p.m. at Evans Ag Building
- Perkins 4-H Club Facebook Page
Ripley 4-H Club
- Leader: Brett Morris
- Phone: (405) 743-9685
- Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the Ripley High School Storm Shelter
Twin Mounds 4-H Club
- Leader: Maria Percell
- Phone: (918) 399-9448
- Email: email@example.com
- Meetings: Second Monday of the month, 6 p.m. at Council Valley Advent Christian Church
Heritage 4-H Club
- Leader: Hallie Litviak
- Phone: (480) 510-1144
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meetings: Second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the Payne County Expo Center
- Heritage 4-H Facebook Page
Payne County Horse Club
- Payne County 4-H Club Leaders Information and Forms
Volunteers are essential to the 4-H program. Volunteers have been and will continue to be a valuable part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development programs. These individuals dedicate many hours for the benefit of Payne County youth.
- Organization Leader: The organization leader coordinates the overall club program and the activities of members and other leaders. He or she serves as the club's communication link with the County Extension staff and the 4-H and Youth Council.
- Project Leader: Project leaders work with groups of members who are all enrolled in the same project. They help members set their individual project goals, teach new skills in project meetings, prepare for related activities such as demonstrations or judging, complete project records and prepare projects for exhibit.
- Activity Leader: Activity leaders work with groups of members participating in 4-H activities. Health, safety, conservation, recreation, community involvement and other activities can involve groups of members or the entire club membership.
- Payne County 4-H Record Book Information
- 2023 - 2024 Payne County 4-H Calendar
- 2023 Payne County Fair