What is 4-H?
4-H is the youth education program of North Dakota State University. It is for boys and girls who are ages 8 to 18 by September 1 of the current year. 4-H also offers a Cloverbud program for youth ages 5-7.
In 4-H, you can learn new skills through projects like photography, baking, caring for animals and building rockets. You get to enjoy fun activities, make new friends, and travel to new places. And, 4-H is FREE! 4-H is funded through local, state and federal sources and private donations, so it costs nothing to join.
How can I join 4-H?
McLean county has 4-H clubs with members who live in towns, on farms and in rural areas. The clubs in our county include:
- Flickertail Farmers - Garrison
- Lakeside 4-H - Turtle Lake/Mercer
- Washburn Cowboys - Washburn
- Kountry Kids - Underwood
- Washburn Rockstars - Washburn
- McLean Mustangs Horse Club
- McLean County Shooting Sports Club
If you would like to join a club, please call our office at (701) 462-8541. You can even start your own club. You just need four friends and one adult to get you started. We also have independent members who are not in a club but have an adult to guide them through the program.
How can I get more information about 4-H?
We have a brochure that can tell you more about 4-H. Just click on the link below:
- 4-H Brochure
- also contact the McLean County Extension office at 701-462-8541 or Janice.email@example.com
The 4-H program is conducted with the help of willing and able volunteers. Many of the leaders are parents, but may also be adult volunteers from the community. To become a 4-H leader, adults are required to complete an application and an adult behavioral expectation form. The NDSU Extension Service implements a youth protection policy and screens all adult volunteers before they may work with youth in the 4-H program. To become an adult 4-H volunteer please contact our office and we will assist you with the application.
4-H leaders meet periodically during the year as part of our McLean county 4-H Leader's Council. Meetings are typically held in the spring and fall. Parents, volunteers, and members are encouraged to attend the meetings. The council develops, implements, and evaluates the 4-H club program in cooperation with the McLean county extension staff.
4-H Leader's Council Officers
Lee Bergquist, President
Rebecca Myers, Vice President
Dawn Kolden, Secretary
Liz Patterson Treasurer
Alice Landenberger, Director
Susan Winter, Director