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

Jefferson County Jr. Livestock Show will be Wednesday, February 28 – Saturday, March 3, 2018.  On Thursday, March 1, Sheep and Goats will weigh in at 10 a.m.; the Sheep Show will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Goat Show.  Hogs will weigh in 8 a.m. Friday, March 2 with the Hog Show beginning at 3 p.m.  The Cattle will weigh in Saturday March 3 at 9 a.m. and begin showing at 10 a.m.  The Premium banquet will be 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Come support 4-H and FFA Exhibitors.  Concession will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning; proceeds from the concession go to help support Jefferson County 4-H.

Culinary (Cooking Club)

Due to inclement winter weather on Wednesday, March 28, the March Culinary meeting was postponed and will be rescheduled.

Watch for upcoming dates for Jefferson County Cupcake Wars and 4-H Has Talent

4H is a Community

4H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4H camps.

Do you know a youth who is interested in Entomology?

Here is an opportunity for them to explore Entomology as a CAREER!

The Oklahoma State University Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology would like to announce an Entomology Open House recruitment event on the OSU campus on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.  Students and their families will have a chance to meet entomologists and entomology students, talk with academic advisors, and tour entomology labs.  Discussion will focus on entomology courses at OSU, career opportunities in entomology, and scholarship availability, with the live insects at the Insect Petting Zoo on-hand to entertain.  The event will be held at the Insect Adventure, 3003 W. Virginia, Stillwater, OK, from 10 am until 2 pm with a delicious catered lunch provided.

Please contact Mrs. Pam Thomas (pam.thomas@okstate.edu) to register for this exciting event.

2018 Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Essay Contest

Oklahoma 4-H Foundation is excited to offer the 2nd annual Dr. Ron and Linda Sholar Essay Contest. Members ages 13 and older are invited and encouraged to enter this contest, sponsored by Dr. Ron and Linda Scholar.

Purpose – The purpose of the essay contest is to:

1. Provide participants an opportunity to express themselves in regards to the impact of 4-H on their home state of Oklahoma and the influence of 4-H on them personally.

2. Encourage the development of excellent skills of written expression.

Theme: “Because of 4-H, I can…..”

Essays will be judged by a selection committee with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners. First place cash prize of $500, $300 for second place and $200 for third.

The entry deadline for this contest is April 27, 2018. Entries postmarked by April 27th will be accepted. Essay contest winners will be selected and notified in May of 2018, and the formal presentation of award checks will be made during State 4-H Roundup.  All entries become the property of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all Oklahoma 4-H Members age 13 and older.

Format and Contents: All essays should be no less than 1,000 words and no more than 1,200 words, typed and double spaced. Include your name, age, address, telephone number, school, and grade as well as a statement from a parent, guardian or 4-H Educator certifying that the essay is your original work.  The main selection criteria will be creativity and presentation of thought.

All entries are to be submitted to:

Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, Inc.

Attn: Sarah Dunn

205 4-H Youth Development Building

Stillwater, OK 74078-6063


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