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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.

First Place Outstanding 4-H ExhibitorSecond Place Outstanding 4-H Exhibitor

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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.

Ag agent works with Mason County 4H'ers

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Recent WV 4-H News

2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

Youth replacing the floorboards of a porch

For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.

Mini-Grant Application

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West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces three young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, and STEM.

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Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

Photo of student standing at a podium presenting in front of a screen with the words "Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition" overlayed on top. The Flying "WV" and "Extension" written in bottom left corner

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.

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Clubs

Find 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.


Camps