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4-H Youth and Development

Who can join?

Youth in Florida can join 4-H if they are between the ages of 5-18, with the stipulation that youth must be younger than 5 as of September 1st of the current year, and no older than 18 as of September 1st of the current year. In 4-H, youth are broken into age groups that may define what activities and programs they are eligible for.

  • Cloverbuds- ages 5-7. Cloverbuds can participate in 4-H but are not allowed to compete until they age into the next age group.    
  • Juniors- ages 8-10
  • Intermediates- ages 11-13
  • Seniors- ages 14-18. Seniors can participate in 4-H until they are 18, or until they graduate high school, whichever comes first.


When should I re-enroll?

The traditional 4-H year runs from September 1st through August 31st , but you can enroll or re-enroll at any time! Enrollment opens in August, so register early so that you don't miss a thing! All 4-H must re-enroll every year, but enrollment is open year-round for those who are new or interested in learning more.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide research educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM, AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING.


Nicole Crawson (Niki)
4-H Youth Development Agent III

Breanna Wade
4-H Program Assistant