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4-H...a Great Organization to Belong To

4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events. Our program is available to all youth in the county. 4-H is the largest and the only research based youth organization in the state.

4-H Clover4-H Pledge

I pledge:

My Head to clearer thinking,

My Heart to greater loyalty,

My Hands to larger service,

                                    My Health to better living for my club, my community,

                                    my country and my world.

Emmons County 4-H Clubs

Cloverkids4-H Message Square

Country Tuff

Coyote Country

Dakota Riders

North Star

Southern Stars


        September 1 is the starting date for ages and events related to the 4-H program. Any youth who is 5 years old before             September 1, but not 19 before September 1 is eligible to join a 4-H club.


       – is a non-competitive youth program designed for 5, 6 & 7 year olds.  Members must be five before September 1 to           participate. The program emphasizes helping youth to explore, develop and learn while having fun in an informal                     environment. They are not eligible to participate in district or state contests.


– a 4-H member who is 8-12 years old before September 1 will participate in the preteen division.


– a 4-H member who is 13-18 before September 1 will participate in the teen division.


Each 4-Her in order to complete the 4-H year must attend at least five (5) meetings and/or judging workouts and exhibit at Achievement Days, Communication Arts, 4-H Showcase or attend any 4-H county, district or state contest.


All participants/exhibitors must wear a solid white, yellow, gray or green shirt with a 4-H emblem prominently displayed. Participants/exhibitors should wear dark jeans, pants, shorts, or skirts. Livestock and horse exhibitors should also wear pants and boots/protective shoes for safety. Horse exhibitors must wear long-sleeved, solid white shirts with the 4-H emblem pinned on the left side.

In an effort to promote a professional appearance by 4-H members, it is recommended that the shirt be a solid colored crew neck t-shirt, polo shirt, or Henley-type shirt. The 4-H emblem can be silk-screened, fused or securely fastened using a Velcro-type fastener or fabric spray adhesive. 4-H members should NOT wear short shorts or short skirts; shirts/tops that are sleeveless, low-cut, or allow the midriff to show. Shirts should be of sufficient length to be tucked into jeans, pants, shorts, or skirts. Close toed shoes are recommended for static judging. Sandals will be allowed but NO flip-flops. Hats are not allowed for static or livestock shows.


Re-enrollment on-line is due by November 1 to be on the current mailing list. New members can register past the November 1 date.


President - Dorinda Rutschke                          

Vice-President - Duane Leier

Secretary - Lisa Hendrickson

Treasurer - Jodi Hulm

For information on 4-H contact the Emmons County Extension Office at 254-4811 or email:

Kelsie Egeland       

Acacia Stuckle       

Connie Job            

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