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Upshur 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


  • Community Cardinals – Denice Jeran
  • Union Hawks – Megan Williams
  • Middles School 4-H – Abbie Golden
  • Tennerton – Greg Abel
  • Super Green H’s – Dave and Debbie Dean
  • Hodgesville 4-H – Amy Queen, Cary Smith, Dave Riffle
  • Frenchton Bobcats – Cindy Gay and Caprice Tenney
  • Tallmansville Racers – Brandy Caynor
  • Mulberry Ridge – Susie Sheets
  • Helvetia Sunshine – Beki Parsons