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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.

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For more information call Crystal Sparks at 606-633-2362.


For more information on the Letcher County 4-H Program contact the                                                               Cooperative Extension Office at (606)633-2362.


Project Clubs


Livestock Club: Youth ages 5-18 yrs. old. Learn about beef, sheep, goats and swine.  May choose to care for and show a project animal or participate in knowledge only component, Livestock Skillathon and Livestock Judging.    Meet: 6:30, second Tuesday of each month. Additional meetings for Skillathon/judging.  Enroll at first meeting: August 21, 5:00 pm. 4-H Contact Agent: Crystal Smith  

Teen Leadership Club: Youth enrolled in 9th-12th grades. If you enjoy traveling, making new friends, developing your leadership skills and participating in community service this club is for you! Club meets monthly with various other monthly opportunities for travel to leadership conferences and volunteering in our local and state community. Attend the first meeting on September 3rd at 4:00pm to enroll in this club. 4-H Contact Agent: Crystal Smith

Jr. Leadership Club: Youth enrolled in 6th-8th grades. This club prepares our future leaders of our community and 4-H Clubs! Focus on leadership development and community service in this club strictly for middle school ages. Attend the first meeting on September 4th at 4:00pm to enroll in this club. 4-H Contact Agent: Crystal Smith

Cloverbud Club: Youth ages 5-8 yrs. old.  Youth are introduced to 4-H and participate in different meeting topic monthly.  Meet: 6:00 pm, third Tuesday of each month (meet six times). Enroll at meeting: September 17th, 6:00 pm. 4-H Agent Contact: Crystal Smith

Cooking Club: Youth ages 9-18 yrs. old.  Youth learn the basic skills of baking and cooking.  New for 2018-19: we will have a Beginner and Advanced Cooking Class.  Must pre-register for club by September 10th! Call Extension Office 606-633-2362.  4-H Agent Contact: Crystal Smith

Country Ham Project:  Youth ages 9-18 yrs. old.  Youth learn and complete the curing process of a country ham.  Youth are also required to complete at 3-5 minute speech.  Meet in January, March and May & June with independent work in between.  Must pre-register for project!  Registrations available in November/December.  4-H Agent Contact: Crystal Smith

Independent Projects

4-H Achievement Program: Youth enrolled in grades 6th or above are encouraged to apply for the 4-H Achievement Program each year. This is the program intended to award youth for their involvement in Letcher County 4-H through the previous year. Through this program youth are recognized on the county level with scholarships for college and during the Award Program at the end of the year. On the state level youth are recognized and have the opportunity to be awarded scholarship to state meetings and to college. Contact the Letcher County Extension Office for detailed information. 4-H Contact Agent: Crystal Smith

County Forestry Project (Leaf Collections): Contact Extension Office for more information. Due October 23rd.  4-H Agent Contact: Crystal Smith

County Speech/Demonstration/Mock Interview Contest:  We host a county wide speech, demonstration and mock interview contest in the spring.  More details about date and times of contest will be available in 4-H newsletters.  Speech categories are by 4-H age (9, 10, 11, etc.).  Demonstrations are by topic categories divided into Junior and Senior age groups.  Mock Interviews are for youth 14-18 yrs. of age.  4-H Agent Contact: Crystal Smith

Additional Independent Projects: Contact the Extension Office for a list of projects that can be completed at home and entered into the Letcher County Fair in September.  Complete and updated project listing for 2018-19 will be available soon.  Areas include: Forestry, Geology, Entomology, Consumer and Financial Educations, Arts and Crafts, Home Environment, Woodworking, Electricity, Horticulture, Needlework, Foods and Photography.