New Hampshire 4-H

New Hampshire 4-H

Leadership Grows Here

In all New Hampshire communities, 4-H helps young people acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that help them become self-directed, productive, contributing members of society. 4-H leaders guide youth through fun pathway experiences.

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4-H is the youth educational program of UNH Cooperative Extension.

Professional 4-H youth development educators located in each of New Hampshire’s 10 counties provide subject matter support, volunteer management, and event planning for the more than 20,000 school-aged youth involved in all aspects of the 4-H program. 4-H emphasizes the importance of involving youth in the learning process. 


  • May 25, 2024
    Belknap 4-H Free Barn Quilt Making Clinic 10:00am - 12:00pm, What is a barn quilt? A barn quilt is a large piece of wood painted to look like a quilt block and hung on the interior/exterior of a barn. Most barn quilts are
  • June 1, 2024
    NH 4-H Dairy Judging 4-H dairy judging contests are a way for youth to learn to evaluate cattle against industry standards and explain their choices in a competitive
  • June 1, 2024
    4-H Beef and Dairy Field Day 9:00am - 3:00pm, Come join us for a fitting and showmanship clinic. Bring your own animal or work with one of our animals. All members are welcome to participate.  We will
  • June 8, 2024
    Merrimack County 4-H Tractor Club Open House 10:00am - 2:00pm, Merrimack County 4-H is starting a 4-H Tractor Club, and families are invited to an open house to check it out! The new club hopes to focus on agricultural
  • June 13, 2024
    Comparing Approaches to Teaching Science 12:00pm - 2:30pm, This workshop explores different methods of teaching science to youth and helps volunteers and educators think about these differences and when to use them to
  • June 13, 2024
    ScrappyBots: Bad Robot Contest 3:00pm - 4:30pm, (Program for Youth)
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We Want Your Help Designing a T-Shirt for 4-H Food Booth Helpers! We invite Carroll County 4-H youth (ages 8+) to create and submit a design for a 4-H... Learn More
New Hampshire 4-Her's are encouraged to participate in the 2024 NH 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition! Learn More
The official emblem of 4-H is a green four-leaf clover, and each leaf represents a component of the youth development organization
Each leaf of the 4-H clover represents one of the four essential elements of 4-H youth development: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Learn More