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Welcome to 4-H in Butler County - Kansas


4-H is a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity. 4-H clubs foster a variety of interests and activities. It’s based on their interests and guided by adult volunteers. They select from a broad menu of 4‑H programs and projects. There are hands-on, learn by doing, opportunities for everyone!

Clubs meet monthly; at the meeting, they make group decisions about community service, hear presentations from guest speakers and other 4-H members, and learn about leadership, citizenship and public speaking. Additionally, the non-competitive 4-H Cloverbud program is offered to youth ages 5-8.


4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.
Head, critical thinking, problem solving;
Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
Hands, serving others;
Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.


4-H Motto: 

To Make the Best Better

4-H Colors: 

The 4-H colors are green and white. Green is nature's most common color and represents youth, life and growth. White symbolizes purity and high ideals.

4-H Emblem: 

The green four-leaf clover has a white H on each leaf to represent the four H's: Head; Heart; Hands; and Health. The 4-H name and emblem are protected under federal status Title 18, U.S. Code 707. 

4-H Pledge:

I pledge – 

my head to clearer thinking, 
my heart to greater loyalty, 
my hands to larger service, and 
my health to better living 
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.


Joining 4-H is easy!

Find a club in your area - There are 10 clubs in Butler County.  Check them out here!

Enroll online at www.4honline.com

4-H clubs are open to all youth who are residents of Kansas and between the ages of 7 and 19. 



Click icon above for State 4-H Information.

 If you are looking for 4-H information, call the Extension office at (316) 321-9660 or email msmithson@ksu.edu


If you are on Facebook, we encourage you to join our 4-H page.
It is a good way to stay up to date on Events and Messages.
This Facebook page is for current 4-H Volunteer and 4-H Families.


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4-H Navigator - Family Guide to 4-H in Butler County










4-H Agent:

McKenzie Smithson
Butler County Extension
206 N. Griffith
El Dorado, KS  67042