Become A Member
As the youth development program of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results for youth age 5-19. Our purpose is to provide youth with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to become caring productive adults within their communities.
Read what one Oneida County 4-H member has to say about her 4-H experience:
“I joined Oneida County 4-H when I was 10 years old. Through competitions and club trips, I’ve traveled all over the country, as close as Albany, Lake Placid, and Cooperstown, but also to Pennsylvania, Kentucky (three times), Wisconsin, Washington D.C., Minnesota, and Kansas. This June, I am fortunate enough to be traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland to compete in the International 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. Throughout the years, I’ve learned how to speak in front of a group, have responsibility and pride for my own projects, grow and care for animals, sew and make crafts, find something to be passionate about, and, most importantly, make some of the best friends I could ever ask for. 4-H has given me the opportunities to find my passion for animals and the agricultural industry and make lifelong friends along the way.”
The 4-H year runs from October 1st through September 30th.
The yearly enrollment fee is $20.00 per youth a maximum of $40.00 per family. There is a $10 enrollment for adult volunteers. The membership fee is $20 per re-enrolling member and $40 per a family if received by November 1st If renerollments are received aftert November 1st the re-enrolling membership fee will be doubling to $40 per member and $80 per family.
If someone is joining 4-H for the first time they may enroll anytime throughout the year for the $20 new member fee! New members intending to show at the County Fair must enroll by May 1st.
The annual fees are used to defray the costs of printing newsletters, mailings related to major events, activities and insurance cost. Youth who are unable to pay the fee will not be prohibited from participating in the 4-H program. Please call the Oneida County 4-H Office at 315-736-3394 to discuss this issue.