To Join Oldham County 4-H, you must fill out the enrollment form each year that your child participates. Make sure that you complete all four pages before turning in the form.


4-h pledge

Anyone between the ages of 9-18 may participate in the 4-H program. Many people have the misconception that you have to live on a farm to be in 4-H. 4-H happens wherever kids are. Oldham County has several types of opportunities for 4-H participation: community clubs, school clubs, and after school clubs. Clubs focus on lots of different interests such as sewing, shooting sports, horses, dogs, gardening, cooking, and more!


If you are younger than the age of 9 and are interested in becoming a part of 4-H, then you will want to contact our office about Clover Bud activities.




To find the 4-H club that is right for you, contact the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453 or check out the Oldham County 4-H Clubs online. If dues are collected, it will be a small amount to cover the cost of projects.


In addition to belonging to a 4-H club, youth can participate in summer project days, a series of classes on various subjects; 4-H camp at Lake Cumberland; Kids Cooking Camp; and the Oldham County 4-H Fair.




A study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University highlights some of the areas in which 4-H'ers excel:

  • 4-H’ers in Grades 7-12 are nearly 4 times more likely to make contributions to their communities
  • 4-H’ers in Grades 8-12 are about 2 times more likely to be civically active
  • 4-H’ers in Grade 10-12 are nearly 2 times more likely to participate in science programs during out-of-school time
  • 4-H girls are 2 times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly 3 times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities
  • Grade 7 4-H'ers are nearly 2 times more likely to make healthier choices