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Fayette County 4-H

What is 4-H? 

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States involving more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. The focus is on helping youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects and service.

Membership is open to any youth when he/she is in at least 9 years of age and is not older than 21 within the current 4-H year, which runs from October 1 – September 30. The Cloverbud program is open to youths ages 5-7 years of age. On a local level 4-H offers community clubs, specialty clubs, cloverbud clubs, county camp(s), club outings, Achievement Banquet, and more! In 4-H youth socialize, learn, and develop life skills in a safe, educational atmosphere.

Studies show that 4-H members
  • do better in school
  • are more motivated to help others
  • feel safe to try new things
  • achieve a sense of self-esteem
  • develop lasting friendships

To find out more about joining or starting a 4-H club in your community, email the Fayette County Extension office, or call 304-574-4253.


Clubs

For more information on how you can get involved in a 4-H Club in Fayette County email the Fayette County Extension office, or call 304-574-4253.


Fayette County 4-H News

Fayette County 4-H Camp

2018 Fayette Co. 4H Camp Photo

Date: July 6-10, 2020

Location: Fayette County 4-H Park, Beckwith, W.Va. 

Who can attend: Youth must be 9 years old by September 30, 2020 and have completed 3rd grade by the start of camp on July 9.

Camp could not happen without caring volunteers. All camp volunteers are required to complete counselor training prior to camp. See application for more information.

The Fayette County 4-H Camp Volunteer Application is now online! If you need a printed version, please contact the WVU Fayette County Extension Office at 304-574-4253.

Fayette County 4-H Camp Volunteer Application

Become a t-shirt sponsor! Help us provide a camp t-shirt to all campers and volunteers at 4-H camp!
Contact the WVU Fayette County Extension Office for more information.

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Recent WV 4-H News

Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia

4-H exhibit hall at the State Fair 2021

Learn by Doing; That is the 4-H slogan. Loaves of bread, collections of insects, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the State Fair of West Virginia as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 12 through 21, 2021. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit.

“I love to see the excitement on a 4-H members’ face when they find their exhibit on display,” says Jenny Murray, Extension Specialist for 4-H Curriculum. “In many cases, the entire family is involved in the 4-H project work. Proud parents and grandparents share stories with us about how they spent time together, learning and engaging in the 4-H activities.”

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West Virginia 4-H Announces 24 State 4-H Poster Contest Winners

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 24 State Winners for the 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest!

The State 4-H Poster Contest is an annual event that provides an opportunity for 4-H members to gain awareness of topics, like Healthy Living, Civic Engagement, STEM, and Agriculture, through artistic expression. Posters are judged at the county level and only the top poster in each age division can move forward to the state level.

There were a total of 601 posters collected at the county level this year, including 250 posters advancing to the state contest from 30 of the 55 counties. Our 24 State Gold Ribbon winners are showcased below, but you can view all 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest entries on our virtual exhibit page.

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Season 2, Week 4 - Energy Express on WVPB

We are starting the week off with Ellen Rossi, president of the EQT Foundation. She will read us the book “How to Feed Your Parents.”

Next, WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development Agent Ami Cook teaches us about kitchen safety. She will take us on a tour of her kitchen to learn what objects could be dangerous or potentially cause us harm.

Another one of our Family and Community Development agents, Cheryl Kaczor, will share with us some kitchen basics. She will go over a few special kitchen tools and show us other things we might find in the kitchen.

Read Season 2, Week 4 - Energy Express on WVPB

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