4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills" 

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in Kindergarten to 19. 

Youth are involved in hands-on, experiential learning that allows learning by doing . All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.


Join a club in Brown County, near your home or school. Experience 4-H with a friend, invite them to join with you. Contact Brown County Extension Office to learn how you can enroll in 4-H. 

Who can join?  Youth, age 5 and in Kindergarten through age 18 as of January 1st of the current year, may join.
When should I sign up?  Brown County’s 4-H enrollment deadline is April 1st.  Call the Brown County Extension Office at 937-378-6716 for a listing of clubs in your area.
What is there to do?  Members, age 8 and in 3rd grade to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year, select 4-H project(s) to explore through club and county activities. Choose from more than 200. Use the 4-H Family Guide to learn about each and every one.
Cloverbud members, age 5 and in Kindergarten until age 8 and in 3rd grade participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas.
What are the benefits?  Members learn life skills, make new friends, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.