4-H in Jersey County

What's it like in 4-H?


In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you most. You make 4-H what you want it to be. Work on many projects or focus on one or two. Choose what events sound fun to you, and do them. In 4-H, you have an important role in making your community a better place to live, but you don’t have to do it alone. As a club, you’ll figure out what’s needed most in your neighborhood and find ways to help.

In 4-H, you’re part of a family working together. At club meetings, you’ll learn how to get along with others as you build your skills and help your community. In 4-H, you’ll meet adults who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H matches you with mentors who will coach you in areas like problem solving, communicating, and teamwork. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want.

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Officer Training

"Grow Your Leadership" by attending 4-H Officer Training! We encourage youth who is a 4-H officer or interested in becoming one to attend to learn about positions and leadership roles.
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Hygiene Kits

Put your "Hands to Larger Service" by helping us make our goal of putting together 100 Hygiene Kits to be donated to those in need in our local communities!
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Pumpkin Painting Contest

Create your own painted pumpkin! Pumpkins can be painted and decorated. The pumpkin MUST be decorated by the 4-H member.
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Fall Photo Contest

Take a photo with a Fall theme! Use your photography skills to capture the perfect photo! The photo MUST be taken by the 4-H member.

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Fairs and Shows


Required Trainings to Show Livestock

  • YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (required for beef, dairy, goats, sheep, and swine)
  • QAEC – Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification (required for dog, cat, poultry, rabbit, small pet, and horse)
  • Due May 1 in order for you to show livestock at your local county 4-H fair.

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