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Rowan County 4-H Program

Head, Heart, Hands, Health

What is 4-H?

4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic and educational program for youth. 4-H has about 6 million youth members across the United States. The name 4-H is summarized as the four-fold development of youth through the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

In 4-H, young people complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. The group is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 18 (as of January 1). Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country!

View more about the National 4-H Council!

4-H participants chart

Program Areas include:

STEM & Agriculture

4‑H science programs provide 4‑H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects.


4-H project


4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health.


cutting tomatoes


4‑H civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.


Citizenship Focus

How Do I Get Started?

Fill out an enrollment form on 4-HOnline2.0; pick a project; sign up for a workshop; or stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center office to talk with Laura Allen, 4-H Extension Agent, about your interests!Enrollment in 4-H is FREE!

4-HOnline2.0 Enrollment Form

Contact Information:

Laura Allen


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Twitter: @rowan4h

Instagram: rowan_4h

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NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Laura Allen, 4-H Agent, at                704-216-8970 or at least 14 days prior to the event.