The  4-H  Youth  Development  program creates opportunities and supportive  environments  for youth and adults to become capable, competent  and  caring  citizens.   The  emphasis  is  on  "hands-on" learning that focuses on the youth's area of interest. Programs are conducted  with  the  help  of parents, adult volunteer leaders, and professional  staff  who  organize   educational experiences. Youth participate  in  organized  4-H  clubs, special interest and project groups,  4-H  school  enrichment  programs,  4-H  camp,  and other special activities.



4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.


4-H Pledge

I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking,

my HEART to greater loyalty,

my HANDS to larger service,

and my HEALTH for better living,

for my Club, my Community, my Country, and my World.


4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better!


Find Hancock County 4-H on Facebook!!



Click links for more information:


4-H Youth Enrollment Form



4-H Youth Development Newsletter

October/November 2017

December 2017

January 2018

Livestock Newsletter 1/2018

February 2018

March 2018

Summer 2018


2018 Fair Guidelines


Communication & Leadership

Consumer Financial Education





Food Recipes

Food Preservation

Food Preservation Recipes



Home Environment










Hancock County 4-H Youth Development Clubs

If you would like information on joining one of our 4-H Clubs or even starting a new club, please contact Lisa Adkins at the Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service Officeat 270-927-6618.


4-H Shooting Sports Club


4-H After-School Clubs (NHES & SHES)

4-H Livestock Club

4-H Cloverbud Club (5-8 year olds)

4-H Rabbit Club

HCMS Culinary Arts



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For more information contact Lisa Adkins at 270-927-6618 or by email at


Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension  serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.










Disabilities accomodated with prior notification.


This web page was prepared by Amy Buck, Staff Assistant