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The Kiowa County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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About 4-H

4-H is the largest non-formal education program in the world. It provides youth with the life skills they need to be successful in life. These skills include leadership, citizenship, and communication. 4-H also allows for personal growth. The 4-H program is family oriented. Parents play an important role in the 4-H program serving as volunteer leaders. The 4-H program is open to everyone, regardless of where you live. 4-H members have the opportunity to select from a vast number of 4-H projects.

Join 4-H

What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest non-formal education program in the world. It provides youth with the life skills they need to be successful in life. These skills include leadership, citizenship, and communication. 4-H also allows for personal growth. The 4-H program is family oriented. Parents play an important role in the 4-H program serving as volunteer leaders. The 4-H program is open to everyone, regardless of where you live. 4-H members have the opportunity to select from a vast number of 4-H projects.
Who Can Join 4-H?
4-H is open to youth ages 5 to 18. Regular 4-H members are ages 8 to 18. Members that are 5 to 7 participate in 4-H as a Cloverbud member. Cloverbud projects are geared toward their age. Colorado 4-H rules do not allow Clovebuds to exhibit animals under 4-H.
How to Join 4-H?
There are two ways to join a 4-H club in Kiowa County:

  • Attend a club meeting and talk to the organizational leader. They will provide you with the necessary enrollment paperwork, and can answer questions you may have. Once you complete your paperwork you can submit it to your organizational leader or to the Kiowa County Extension Office.
  • Come by the Kiowa County Extension Office for enrollment paperwork. At that time Extension Staff can help guide you to a club that fits your needs. Paperwork can be turned into either the organizational leader of the club you select of the Extension Office.

What clubs are there in Kiowa County?
Kiowa County has two active 4-H clubs:

  • Prairie Queen
    Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month at the Kiowa County Courthouse Meeting Room
  • Sheridan Lake Livewires
    Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Plainview School

When do I have to enroll by?
The deadline to enroll in 4-H in Kiowa County is March 1st. This is also the deadline for members re-enrolling in 4-H.

What does it cost to join 4-H?
The annual fee for members 8-18 years of age enrolling in 4-H is $20 (including a state membership fee, district membership fee & insurance). At this time the 4-H Council has agreed to pay all those fees. Members are responsible for their own project books.

All I need to do is turn in an enrollment form and show up at fair?

Not quite, there are other steps to the process. The enrollment form you submit enrolls you in the 4-H program for the current 4-H year, but please remember it does not enter you in the county fair. If you are enrolling in a livestock project you must also complete an Animal Care and Housing Form. Members must attend at least half of their club’s meetings.

Please contact the Kiowa County Extension Office to receive enrollment paperwork.

Contact your local Kiowa County Extension Office for information on volunteering!