4-H News    

Enrollment Time and Policy

It is time to join the fun of 4-H in Ontario County. New members are always welcome. 4-H members get together to learn about projects in lots of areas. Some members learn about animals while others explore food and nutrition, clothing construction, heritage crafts, gardening or woodworking to name a few. Many 4-H members do projects in more than one project area.

The youngest members of 4-H are called Cloverbuds. These members, age 5-8, participate in club activities and are discovering 4-H during this time. Traditional 4-H Club members are 8-19. 4-H clubs are a wonderful opportunity for youth to learn to work together learning life skills. 4-H is known for their Public Presentation program that helps members develop speaking skills by presenting to small groups. Other programs that highlight 4-H in the county are Harvest Food Fest, 4-H Expo, community service and the Ontario County Fair.

Ontario County Cooperative Extension Board of Directors has a policy in regard to membership in Ontario County 4-H. The membership policy requires that a member has to be a resident of Ontario County or attend a school district that overlaps with the border of the county. In order to exhibit at the Ontario County Fair in the 4-H Division, members must be enrolled in Ontario County 4-H by January 1 of the current year.

Call 585-394-3977 ex.428 for more information about the 4-H program in Ontario County or email Jennifer Jensen

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