About 4-H

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4‑H is a national nonprofit youth organization. 4-H programs are delivered by Cooperative Extension, a community of more than 100 public universities across the U.S., and provide positive, hands-on learning experiences for young people.

Oregon 4-H serves all Oregon counties and is coordinated through Oregon State University Extension Services. Our programs suit a variety of backgrounds, interests, budgets and schedules. Youth may participate at home, in-school or after-school, in clubs or at camps, retreats, and conferences.

Local 4‑H clubs are overseen at the county level and are led by volunteer community members that are passionate about sharing their interests and knowledge with others. Most people think of animal projects when they think about 4-H, but 4-H offers much more than that. Project areas include: Animal Science (Beef Cattle, Cavy, Dairy Cattle/Goats, Dog, Goat, Horse, Pocket Pets, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine), Communication (Presentations, Videography, Writing), Expressive Arts (Cake Decorating, Carving, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Leathercraft, Painting, Photography, Pottery), Family Consumer Science (Business Entrepreneurship and Finance, Innovation and Creativity, Child Development, Clothing and Sewing, Crocheting, Designing Spaces, FCS Classic, Food Preservation, Foods and Nutrition, Knitting), Horticulture (Flowers & Ornamentals, Vegetables & Herbs), Industrial Arts (Tractor, Welding, Woodworking), International Exchange, Leadership, Natural Sciences (Entomology, Forestry, Geology, Honey Bee, Marine Science), Outdoor Education and Recreation (Shooting Sports, Hiking, Biking, Fishing and an array of other outdoor activities), and STEM (Aerospace, Computer, Electricity, Geospatial Science, Legos, Lego Robotics, Robotics, Wearable Technology, Weather and Climate Science, Wind Energy).

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