The Louisiana 4-H programs offer youth from all backgrounds and interests the opportunity to join 4-Has a 4-H club member or independent member. 4-H offers membership without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or handicap. 4-H Club members must be 9 years of age before January 1 of the current club year and must not have passed their 20th birthday on January 1.
To join 4-H, contact the local parish Extension office in the parish in which a youth resides or goes to school.
How can I participate in 4-H?
· Cloverbud Programs which target K-3rd graders are offered in some parishes. Cloverbuds is an age appropriate, non-competitive experience for youth.
· 4-H Club Membership — 4-H clubs are groups of youth who meet monthly to learn about subject matter, work on 4-H projects, perform community service, develop leadership skills and work together. Guided by one or more adult volunteers, a club can be any size of youth from a school, neighborhood, or parish.
· Independent 4-H Member —participate in planned learning outside of a club setting which is self-directed with guidance and support of parents and mentors.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture