4-H is a positive youth development program delivered by the nation's cooperative extension services that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Through informal, research-based, experiential educational activities, 4-H members gain knowledge and life skills that enable them to become positive, productive, capable and compassionate members of their communities.
4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States!
At the federal level, 4-H is organized as a part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Our parent department in the USDA is the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
4-H in Louisiana is administered by the LSU AgCenter and its Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. The LSU AgCenter is part of the Louisiana State University (LSU) System.
4-H offers opportunities for youth to grow and learn more about themselves and the world around them. 4-H offers youth to attend camps and conferences within the parish, as well as, across the state and country. Youth can receive awards, honors, and scholarships to recognize them for the hard work and excelling. Lastly, 4-H offers endless opportunities to travel and compete. Members can participate in a Louisiana 4-H-sponsored trip like the summer educational trip, Orlando Leadership Institute, 4-H Congress, and Citizenship Washington Focus.
The East Feliciana 4-H program offers youth from all backgrounds and interests the opportunity to join 4-H as a 4-H Club member or independent member. 4-H offers membership without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender or disability.
To join the East Feliciana Parish 4-H program, the youth must reside or attend school in the parish. To join contact the East Feliciana Parish Extension Office at 225-683-3101 or contact Xavier Bell, 4-H Agent, at XBell@agcenter.lsu.edu.
Three types of membership is offered in East Feliciana Parish: