University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

4-H Youth Development



Rowan County Extension Office

600 West Main Street

Morehead, KY 40351

Phone:  (606) 784-5457;


Fax:  (606) 784-2407




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What do the H's in 4-H Stand for?




4-H challenges you to think and make decisions, both for yourself and as a member of a group.  You will discover new ways to do things and different ways of dealing with everyday challenges.  4-H is big on self-discipline, responsibility, initiative, and leadership.  You will become a positive force in today's world.

It can be tough growing up today.  To sort out their ideas and emotions, 4-H members often talk to club leaders and to each other about what matters to them.
4-H gives you a chance to become friends with other young people and caring adults.  It is about building character, accepting people who are different, and making your community a better place to live.

In 4-H, you learn skills that you can use for the rest of your life.  You won't just talk about it, you will actually get your hands on it, learn by doing.  Members choose from about 100 different skills, everything from bicycle safety to cooking to computer technology to veterinary science.  4-H often helps members discover interests that lead to rewarding careers.

Being healthy means feeling good; doing your best to balance school, friends, and family; and making the best choices.  4-H focuses on developing healthy lifestyles and understanding what happens when you make unhealthy choices.




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.


MOTTO: To make the best BETTER.





Click on the links below for newsletters and other information and to view other websites.



Afterschool Cooking With Kids Recipes 

Kids Afterschool FUN Snacks

Back to School Recipes by eXtension


Extension District Board Meeting
4-H Teen Leadership Academy
4-H Newsletters
What is 4-H Youth Development?
What is the County Extension Council?  Click HERE
College of Agriculture Home Page
Volunteer 4-H Brochure
 Kentucky 4-H Home Page
Extension Offices by County in Kentucky
National 4-H Website
KyEDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network)
 4-H Enrollment Card 2015-2016
Core Curriculm
Current Youth Health Bulletin click HERE
Current Parent Health Bulletin click HERE

4-H School Enrichment Opportunities for teachers

Grades 1-3

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12


What is 4-H?
Who Can Join 4-H?
How Can I Volunteer?
4-H Camp


  • Cooking with Kids:  Banana Oat Cookies HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  Honey Milk Balls HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  Tropical Morning Treat & Roasted Herb Potatoes HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  Yogurt Pops & Farmers Market Salsa  HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  Crunchy Fruit Yogurt & Oven-Fried Chicken HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  English Muffin Veggie Pizza & Bake Beans HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  Microwave Baked Apples  & One Pan Spaghetti HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:  Granola Bars  &  Enchilada Bake HERE
  • Cooking with Kids:   Apple Slice Pancakes & Colorful Quesadillas HERE


















































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