4H Information

4-H is a fun, hands-on learning experience in an informal educational program. 4-H is for all kids, kindergarten through one year past high school, whether they live in the cities, towns, or in the country, 4-H welcomes boys, girls, adults from all backgrounds. The entire family can join in projects and activities. Younger kids, K-3 grade, are part of the 4-H Cloverbud program. Cloverbud activities promote creativity and discovery without emphasis on competition.


The 4-H learning by doing approach uses fun projects to teach life skills. Projects give kids the freedom to find out what they like and thwart they're good at doing. There are more than 100 projects to explore like photography, foods, wood working, leadership, art, plants, fashion photography, or animals of all kinds from guinea pigs to dogs and cats to horses, pigs and cows. The University of Minnesota Extension Service has lots of kid-friendly resources that provide expert information and fun project ideas.

Learn More

To learn more about 4-H in Benton County and how you can join a Club, Adventure, or after school programming, call 320-968-5077, or visit our extension website and click on "Benton."