Bruce Zimmer, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Kathryn Hartline,  Extension Program Coordinator
Jill Gerken, Extension Office Associate

Washington County 4-H is a family affair

Everyone becomes involved in the learning, the business and the fun.

  • Learning to Learn - learning through experience leading
  • Self and Others - working as a team
  • Relating to Others - by accepting diversity.
  • Communicating with Others - through creative expression.
  • Planning and Organizing - by setting short and long-term goals.

4-H'ers learn through experience in various ways:

  • Community Involvement - volunteer time to help community needs
  • Life Skill Projects - develop self-esteem and lifetime interests.
  • State & National 4-H Trips - are educational and develop leadership skills.
  • State 4-H Workshops - develop skills to plan and lead groups.
  • School Enrichment Programs - help teachers develop the "whole child," not just teach subject matter.
  • Cloverbuds allows 5 to 8 year old children to become involved with 4-H on a non-competitive basis.

The 4-H Motto:

"To Make the Best Better"

The 4-H Pledge:

I pledge:
My head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
My health to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The 4-H Colors:

Green and White

The 4-H Emblem:

  • "H" represents one of the four "H's" - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

  • The 4-H name and emblem is protected by Congress, and held in trust by the Secretary of Agriculture.

  • In the county, the Extension Educators delegate their use to 4-H groups.