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Rowan County 4-H offers several 4-H clubs for youth ages 5-18 (as of January 1). Typically, each club meets at least once per month at locations in our county. These meetings usually consist of a business meeting and educational programming that is hands-on, interactive, and fun!

Through 4-H Clubs, youth:

  1. gain leadership & public speaking skills
  2. develop knowledge of the parliamentary procedure
  3. participate in community service projects
  4. develop new friendships
  5. participate in hands-on learning activities
  6. become more aware and productive citizens
  7. & more!

If you are interested in joining one of the Rowan County 4-H Clubs (listed below), enroll at 4-HOnline2.0! If you have questions or need more information, contact

dog wash service project

4-H Clubs in Rowan County (2024):

Please email for more details.

Green Sprouts 4-H Club: This club is specifically for 4-H’ers ages 5-10 as of January 1. It’s a great club to engage beginners in 4-H with fun, hands-on learning and a basic understanding of 4-H. They will meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Rockwell Civic Center. Club leader: Cassie Foster

Happy Trails 4-H Club: This horse club meets in eastern Rowan County at Emerald Rose Farm. They typically meet on the third  Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. for a business meeting; the remaining Tuesday evenings they meet informally to practice hippology, horsebowl, and horse judging. On one Saturday per month this club meets for a barn day. They do not ride horses as part of this club, but they do interact with the horses. Club leader: Maggie Boreman

Hot Shots 4-H Club: This target shooting sports clubs is only for youths ages 8-18 (as of January 1). They meet on the third Saturday of the month from 8:45 a.m.-noon at Range 5 at the Rowan County Wildlife Association range. Club Leader: Beth Stebe. Hot Shots 4-H Club is FULL and has a waiting list for 2024.

Beginners/Juniors practice at 9:15 a.m., Business meeting at 10 a.m., Seniors at 10:15 a.m.

Lead Drivers 4-H Club: This target shooting sports club is only for youths ages 8-18 (as of January 1). They meet every other Thursday from 6-8 p.m. from March until mid-October. Meeting times/dates may change during the fall/winter months and club meets more frequently during summer months. The meeting location of this club is at B & B Enterprises range in Mt. Ulla. Winter meeting location will be at a different location. Club leaders: Robert & Heather Parker. Lead Drivers 4-H Club is FULL and has a waiting list for 2024.

Rowan Ranchers 4-H Club: This club focuses on livestock production knowledge and skills as well as showmanship skills. The members of this club will work towards learning the skills necessary to participate in 4-H livestock skillathon, quiz bowl and/or livestock judging. The club typically meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month unless noted otherwise. This group meets at a farm in Mt. Ulla. Club Leaders: Cindy Connolly and Eric Deal.

Rowan Rolling Pins 4-H Club: This club focuses on food, nutrition, and healthy living while creating well-rounded 4-H’ers. The club typically meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month unless noted otherwise. This group meets at Rowan County Cooperative Extension. Club Leader: Jennifer Stirrup.

West Rowan 4-H Explorers 4-H Club: This community-based club focuses mostly on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), but also on various topics that may be of interest to its members. They are currently meeting on the second Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the West Rowan Volunteer Fire Department on Grampian Road in Mt. Ulla. During the spring/summer they sometimes meet at Sloan Park. Club Leader: Crystal Croyle

Not sure what 4-H club your want to join? Then register in 4-HOnline as “Rowan County 4-H Members At-Large”. This will allow you to officially be a 4-H member and be eligible to participate in any 4-H activity, but you won’t be in a specific 4-H Club. If you decide later to join a 4-H club, please email to get it added to your 4-HOnline forms!

4-H SPIN Clubs: At times, we will have various 4-H SPIN clubs meeting. These are SPecial INterest clubs that meet for a short period of time (ex: once per week for six weeks). You must register for these events via the 4-H Agent. Check out Upcoming 4-H Programs to look for any upcoming SPIN clubs.

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County Council:

County Council is for youth ages 12-18 (as of January 1). We meet monthly, but the date varies each month (not on a set schedule). This group is instrumental in planning our county-wide 4-H service project annually and also planning and hosting our 4-H Achievement Night in annually in February. This group of teens also has the opportunity to attend overnight 4-H events at the district and state level that focus on leadership, citizenship, community service, socializing with like-minded teens, etc. This is a drop-off event which is led by the county 4-H agent. We typically meet in-person at the Extension office, but occasionally meet virtually. During Paper Clover Week in the Spring and Fall, we usually meet at Tractor Supply in Salisbury to collect donations instead of having a formal meeting that month.

Helpful 4-H Club Documents:

Club leaders: Use these documents to assist you at your club meetings. Rowan County 4-H also has a “Club Leader Resources” google drive folder available with more resources. Email for access to that folder.

Roll Call of Members Form

Secretary Minutes Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheet for Clubs

Officer and Election Duties

4-H Pledge

4-H Parliamentary Meeting Script

Citizenship Ideas

Community Service Ideas

How to Start a New 4-H Club

Are you interested in starting your own 4-H club to meet the needs and interests of your family or community? Clubs can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, robotics, art, etc. Rowan County 4-H welcomes the addition of new 4-H clubs!

Please read the requirements for chartering a new 4-H Club:

1. Must have at least 1 approved volunteer to lead the group (having co-leaders is also recommended).Please review the Club Leader Job Description. Volunteers must enroll in 4-HOnline2.0 (annually), go through a background check (every 3 years), and watch a Minors on Campus required video training (annually). Volunteers must also be trained by the 4-H Agent.

2. The club must have at least 5 members from at least 3 different families.

3. A written program of work must be completed for the first 6 meetings and must be been submitted to the county Cooperative Extension office.

4. The club is organized with appropriate youth leaders that are either rotated or elected.

5. A club roster is completed and submitted to the county Cooperative Extension office.

6. The club must conduct at least one service project annually.

An approved 4-H charter application must be on file at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rowan County office and each club must re-charter annually. 4-H members and volunteers must fill out 4-HOnline2.0 enrollment, medical forms and consent annually.

Please email if you are interested in starting a club!

Check out the North Carolina 4-H Clubs main page for more information!