4H4What is 4-H4-H is America’s largest out-of-school educational program for youth.  Nearly 4.5 million youth nationwide now participate in 4-H, under the guidance of 600,000 extension-trained adult volunteer leaders.  An estimated 36 million American adults are former 4-H members.

4-H is the youth education program of the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service.

4-H membership is available to all Wyoming youth ages 8-19.

Although 4-H is traditionally considered to be a rural youth organization that is not true today.  In Wyoming, about 30 percent of the members live on farms and ranches, while 40 percent live in small towns and another 30 percent live in towns or cities.

Fremont County 4-H has 455 members and 82 adult volunteer leaders.

To learn more about the Fremont County 4-H contact your local Extension office in Lander at 332-2363 or Riverton at 857-3654

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4-H Frequently Asked Questions

What is 4-H?

4-H is a voluntary, informal education program for young people ages 8-18. 4-H Cloverbuds is a program for younger children who are 5-7 years old.

Isn't 4-H just for farm kids?

No! 4-H is for all young people, regardless of where they live, what their backgrounds are, or what interests them. Today in Wyoming most 4-H members are from rural and urban areas, where they participate in projects to learn different life skills.

What do the H's stand for?
Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Members pledge:

“My head to clearer thinking
My heart to greater loyalty
My hands to larger service
My health the better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”
What are the 4-H emblem, motto, and slogan?

A green four-leaf clover with a white “H” on each clover leaf is the 4-H emblem. Green and white are the colors. The 4-H motto is “To Make the Best Better.” The 4-H slogan is “Learn By Doing.”

Who conducts 4-H?

The Wyoming 4-H program is conducted by University of Wyoming Extension Educators. County and state programs are directed by Extension staff who train and support volunteers who work with 4-H members. Offices are located in every county in Wyoming. An Extension Council comprised of local residents serves in an advisory capacity to the Extension staff to coordinate, organize, and plan programming in the unit.

Who funds 4-H?

University of Wyoming Extension receives funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the state of Wyoming, and the local county. A variety of private donors also funds Extension programs.