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West Virginia 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.

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Upcoming WV 4-H Events

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Strong 4-H Clubs: Volunteer Workshop Series

Join us for virtual 4-H volunteer workshops on the second Thursday of each month October 2021 to April 2022 at 7 p.m.

 
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4-H Clubs in WV

WVU 4-H offers community and specialty 4-H clubs across the state.

4-H Club Chartering
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Join West Virginia 4-H

West Virginia 4-H is a free, educational program for West Virginia youth in all 55 counties.

4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers

Our program offers volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

Required Volunteer Training
Extension Camping Instructors
STEM Ambassadors
Volunteer Leaders' Weekend Conference

Upcoming Events

Recent WV 4-H News

Six West Virginia 4-H'ers Participated in Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest

West Virginia 4-H held their State 4-H Presentation Expo in April 2021. Six of the top scorers - two from each presentation type (Formal Speech, Demonstration, Illustrated Talk) - were invited to participate in the inaugural Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This event, led by Melanie Forstrom of Cornell Cooperative Extension, showcased the presentation skills of 37 youth from 10 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Six West Virginia 4-H'ers Participated in Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest

New 4-H year kicks off on October 1, 2021

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The beginning of October ushers in the new 4-H year. West Virginia University Extension's 4-H program welcomes current and new families to enroll in the new 4-H year starting October 1, 2021.

The 4-H registration process has moved online into ZSuite. A household completes all registration forms and participant waivers in this system. Participant waivers include a Health form, Media release, Transportation waiver, ADA accommodation needs, and the Code of Conduct. Following the waivers, members will be asked to select 4-H clubs and 4-H projects they wish to participate in during the upcoming 4-H year. Volunteers will also need to enroll in ZSuite.

New 4-H year kicks off on October 1, 2021

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.”

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

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.

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

Season 2, Week 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 26, 2021, 9 a.m. 

Join us for our last week of season two of Energy Express on WVPB!

We will kick off the week with a story from Dean Jorge Atiles, Dean of Extension and Engagement for West Virginia University. He will read us the book “The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal” and maybe teach us some Spanish along the way.

Season 2, Week 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

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