Ashland County 4-H

When you join 4-H, you are part of something big!

4-H is the nation’s largest organization for youth development with over six million members, and more numbers than that when including 4-H around the world! Established in the early 1900s, 4-H focuses on project-based learning (PBL) to help youth thrive by exploring personal interests (or “sparks”) and mastering new skills alongside supportive adult volunteers. The four H’s in the name stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, representing the different values that members pledge to serve. We are committed to providing youth with learning opportunities for life skills practice like problem solving, caring for others, generosity, making healthy choices, and more.


Most 4-H youth and the adults leaders get their start with a 4-H club. Clubs meet in accessible spaces so youth are supported wherever they are – schools, after school, libraries, etc. Our club members choose from 4-H projects that give real-life experiences allowing youth to understand how to do something and why it should be done. Youth 4-H members can attend camps, educational travels, workshops, and more! In all of these settings, youth have the chance to become leaders. In 4-H, youth voices are heard and encouraged.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Organized 4-H Trips & Events

Kate Wallner serves Ashland County as the 4-H Youth Development Educator

Kate Wallner serves Ashland County as the 4-H Youth Development Educator: to learn more about 4-H Youth Development Programming and the role Extension plays in Ashland County, send Kate an email at or call 715-208-0664!

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