4-H clubs are a great way to get involved in 4-H and have a continuous, well-rounded experience.
About 4-H Clubs
Each club is managed by adult volunteer leaders. These leaders are considered Level 2 volunteers and must undergo background screening in accordance with Florida 4-H policies. Level 2 volunteers will need to regularly enroll in 4-H Online and updated their background screening.
Although each club has volunteer leaders, the youth members are the ones who really run the show. Club members will elect officers who will then use Parliamentary Procedure to hold their club meetings. 4-H club meetings consist of three parts – business, educational program, and recreation. Typically, club meeting business will include upcoming dates, votes on community service and fundraising projects, and additional topics individualized to each club. The educational program might include a club member teaching other members something about their project. For example, a club member might give a demonstration of how to properly clean a saddle and bridle for their horse project or how to correctly measure dry ingredients for their cooking project. The recreational portion of the meeting will be an activity designed to get all club members involved and having fun together.
In general, 4-H club members are expected to meet the following standards each year:
- Register in 4-H Online for Bradford County by November 1, 2023.
- Attend 75% of youth club meetings.
- Complete a 4-H Record Book.
- Complete a minimum 10 hours of community service by fair.
- Participate in County Events (Speeches, Demonstrations, and Share-the-Fun)
These are minimum expectations. Each club may have additional requirements.
When choosing a 4-H club to join, use our Directory to see when and where clubs meet, as well as the primary project focuses of the current club members when making your decision. Keep in mind that club members are not limited to the projects listed on the directory, and a member of any club may choose to participate in any project. Feel free to reach out to multiple club leaders or attend a few different meetings to decide which club to join.
Once you have decided on a 4-H club, the next step is to enroll in 4-H Online. Bradford County 4-H has a $20 annual membership fee that will also need to be paid in order for youth ages 8-18 to join a club. Cloverbuds (ages 5-7) and adults do not have an annual membership fee.
- Current Member Resources
- Bradford County Fair Resources
- Club Leader Resources
Our 4-H Clubs
Check out our active 4-H Clubs here in Bradford County!
Blue Ribbon Swine
Main Club Projects: Swine & Livestock
Meeting Location: Extension Office
Meeting Day/Time: Third Mondays at 6pm
- Hailey McElhenny Hailey.email@example.com
- Allyson McElhenny
- Crawford's Swine Club
- 12 Guys in Bowties & 12 Girls in Pearls
Main Club Projects: Poultry & Livestock
Meeting Location: North Florida Technical College
Meeting Day/Time: Monday's @ 3:30PM
- Kaitlin VanHeusen firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Club Projects: Swine & Livestock
Meeting Location: Starke, FL
Meeting Day/Time: 4th Tuesday of Every Month @ 6:00pm
- Dana McKenzie Dana914s@yahoo.com
- Payton McKenzie
- Green Acres
Homeschool 4-H Club
Main Club Projects: Life Skills
Meeting Location: Morgan Rd. Starke
Meeting Day/Time: Last Thursday of Every Month @ 10:30 AM
- Amy Polk email@example.com
- Mary Thomas
- Bradford Horse Club
- Horsin' Around
Bradford County 4-H Newsletters
Staying up-to-date on the latest Bradford County 4-H news is important to get a head start in programs and to see what upcoming events are happening within the County, State and National level of 4-H. We also provide additional resources, monthly recaps of our programs and youth events. Please take a look below to see what all Bradford County 4-H members and agents are doing month to month.