NDSU Extension - McIntosh County


4-H Grows Here

4-H Emblem

The 4-H emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf. The letters stand for head, heart, hands and health.


4-H Pledge

I pledge:

My Head to clearer thinking,

My Heart to greater loyalty,

My Hands to  larger  service, and

My Health to better living

for my club, my community, my country and my world.


4-H Motto

"To Make the Best Better"


4-H Slogan

"Learn By Doing"


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4-H and Youth Development

4-H provides fun filled, hands-on experiences under the direction of caring adults. To participate in 4-H you need to enroll in at least one project but you can take several depending on your needs and interests. In each project, you’ll develop skills that will help you become more competent at doing things on your own. You’ll also learn valuable “life skills,” those things you will use later, no matter what you do in life. 4-H is a fun way to also develop skills and hobbies you will enjoy for many years.

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Enrollment Guidelines

Youth between ages 5-18 may participate in 4-H. Youth ages 5-7 may participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. Youth who are 8 years old before September 1st or are in 3rd grade are considered “full-fledged” members. The 4-H Program year begins September 1st and ends August 31st. Membership enrollment forms may be obtained from the McIntosh County Extension office or you may enroll online using the link below.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our office at 288-5180 and we will be happy to help you with the registration process.  

Check out the North Dakota 4-H website below

North Dakota Center for 4-H Youth Development


Enrollment for the 2018-19 year opens September 5th.  

There is a participation fee of $20 for 4-H members aged 8-19.  There is no participation fee for Cloverbud members (ages 5-7).  

No child will be denied the opportunity to participate in 4-H due to the inability to pay. Families should contact our office to explore options.   

4H Online is the 4-H Enrollment program which is accessible to members, parents and leaders through the web! Try it out!



McIntosh County 4-H Clubs                      



 Badger Bunch


 Lil' Stampede Cloverbuds     



McIntosh County 4-H Volunteer Receives Lifetime Award

Coreen Schumacher of Venturia is the recipient of North Dakota’s 2017 Outstanding Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Award.

Schumacher has had many roles as a 4-H volunteer, including serving as leader of the Flickertail 4-H Club for 15 years. She also has been involved in 4-H community gardens, 4-H baking and craft projects for the elderly at nursing homes, the Flickertail 4-H Club’s aluminum can collection project, 4-H Awards Night, and 4-H bell ringing and singing for the Salvation Army.

In addition, she has served on the McIntosh County4-H Council and a search committee for a new Extension agent, and was 4-H communication arts coordinator and group leader for the 4-H aerospace program.

“She’s encouraged youth in so many different 4-H project areas, highlighting their interests and providing opportunities for them to grow and learn at both county and state levels,” says Karen Bettenhausen, the family and consumer sciences agent in the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s McIntosh County office.

“She has volunteered endless hours to organize events, host meetings and activities, and always has been there for her family and club members any time they had questions, never asking for anything in return,” adds Bettenhausen, who nominated Schumacher for the volunteer award.


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