Mason 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
Mason County 4-H News
4-H'ers Earn Awards at Mason County Fair
Ben Supple, first year member of Kountry Kritters 4-H club was awarded first place Outstanding 4-H exhibitor. Josie Hill of Haer Bears 4-H club was awarded second place. This award is based not only on quantity but also quality of projects exhibited in the junior building.
New Ag Agent Introduces Land Judging to 4-H'ers at the Mason County Fair
Ben Goff, WVU Extension Agent, Ag and Natural Resources introduces Land Judging to
4-H'ers at the Mason County Fair.
Recent WV 4-H News
Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition
West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.
This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.
4-H Volunteer Retreat
Registration is now open for the 2023 4-H Volunteer Retreat! WV 4-H Volunteers, All Stars, Adult Leaders, and Alumni (18 years or older) who serve, or want to learn more about serving, as volunteers with the West Virginia 4-H program are invited.
The conference will be held Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Season 4, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB
Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
To kick off today’s episode, Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension STEM Specialist, and Ben, the flashlight wizard, lead a STEM activity, teaching us how to make our own flashlights. For this activity, you will need jumbo craft sticks, LEDs, coin cell batteries, jumbo paper clips, copper tape, masking tape, scissors. If all that science worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! Susan Lily, a nutrition instructor with the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program, walks us through how to make some delicious energy bars. For this recipe, you will need rice cereal, quick cooking oats, toasted nuts, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, honey, low-fat peanut butter and vanilla.
ClubsFind a club near you!
Cloverbuds is a program form youths ages 5 - 8. Many of our regular clubs provide this special program. Contact the Extension office to find out which clubs have a Cloverbud program.