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How to join 4-H!

Who can join?  
Youth, age 8 and in 3rd grade to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year, may become a 4-H club member.
Youth who are age 5 and in Kindergarten up to 3rd grade can become 4-H Cloverbuds. 4-H Clubs with Cloverbuds are listed with an * on the Ashland County 4-H Club Brochure. (see below)
Where do I sign up?
Join a club near your home or school.  Experience 4-H with a friend, invite them to join with you. The Ashland County 4-H Brochure can be accessed below:
Ashland County 4-H Brochure 1st page - this is general information about joining 4-H, ages, 4-H Projects, Cloverbuds, and more!
Ashland County 4-H Brochure 2nd page - this includes a listing of current 4-H Clubs and contact information. Contact the 4-H Club of your choice to find out more information and to attend a meeting.
When should I sign up?
Join anytime, but enroll with an Ashland County 4-H Club by April 15 to be able to take advantage of all the upcoming 4-H opportunities including exhibiting at the Ashland County Fair in September.
What is there to do?
Members, age 8 and in the 3rd grade to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year, select 4-H project(s) to explore through club and county activities.  Choose from more than 200 projects in the 2018 4-H Family Guide.  
Cloverbud members, age 5 and in Kindergarten until age 8 and in 3rd grade participate in non-competetive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas.
Does it cost anything?
Your out of pocket costs for participating in 4-H will include one or more of the following types of expenses:
*  Project book/Resources -  Most project books cost $6.00.  Some projects require a one-time purchase of a Resource Handbook
*  Project Items -  Supplies, materials, equipment, animals, facilities and other resources needed to complete the 4-H project learning.
*  Club Dues/ Fees -  Per member fee charged by some clubs used at the clubs discretion.  Please ask individual club advisors if they have a club fee.
*  4-H Events & Opportunities -  Fees charged for participation in events and opportunities such as camp, workshops, conferences, trips, etc.
What are the benefits?
Members make new friends, learn life skills, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.