Our traditional 4-H Program is an educational opportunity for youth ages 8 to 19 years of age to meet in a club setting and choose from over 150 different project areas.  Through the club setting, other life skills such as leadership, citizenship and public speaking are learned.  4-H School Enrichment programs are also available to all schools in the county.


Kentucky Volunteer Forum

The Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum is the second largest of its kind in terms of attendance, with more than 500 attending the two-day biennial event. The next forum, planned for February 2018, will be host to over 100 hours of educational workshops covering the entire spectrum of 4-H Youth Development programs, activities, and curricula.

State Fair Cloverville    

The Kentucky State Fair hosts more than 5,000 4-H projects from across the state in Cloverville. 4-Hers can showcase their project in 18 divisions, but they first must compete in their county and be selected as the grand champion in the class. 4-Hers can also be involved in Cloverville by mannequin modeling or demonstrating, hosting, and performing on stage.

Pictures will be posted soon of 2017 State Fair Projects for Letcher County Youth.


This fund provides for the Kentucky 4-H Horticulture team’s participation in the National Junior Horticulture Association competition each fall.

Letcher County has four youth participating in the Horticulture Competition at the KY STATE Fair Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Cody Adams, Carla Sturgill, Brooke Saurer, & Annie West

State 4-H Teen Council

This fund supports the state 4-H officers and the 42-member state 4-H Teen Council. These youth leaders travel the Commonwealth throughout the year speaking on behalf of 4-H and providing leadership to the program. The expanding role of the officers and council members is one of the true success stories in Kentucky 4-H. These youth serve an important role as they represent the pinnacle of leadership and achievement in the Kentucky 4-H program. Their responsibilities are immense but so are their rewards and recognition.

Letcher County has two STC member for 2017-2018 Carla Sturgill and Brooke Saurer

National 4-H Congress  

National 4-H Congress is the flagship event of the 4-H program. For over 85 years, youth from across the United States have participated in this youth leadership development conference. The program is builds upon the Cooperative Extension System’s belief that young people can be significant partners in addressing the issues that face our nation, especially those affecting youth. For 73 years, National 4-H Congress has given over 100,000 delegates the opportunity to participate in this special event in Chicago. In 1998, National 4-H Congress moved to its current home in Atlanta, Georgia. This fund supports Kentucky sending its 30 gold winners each year.

Letcher County has a Teen Gold Winner attending this year Nicholas Stevens will be representing Letcher County in Atlanta Georgia in November.



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