The 4-H mission is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.

4-H membership and project work provide opportunities for youth to serve in leadership and community service roles, compete in competitive activities, attend camps, and earn educational scholarships. Youth develop these important life skills through participation and project management in at least one of 150 plus educational, project areas.

Many people may think 4-H is only cows, plows, and cooking, but there are many unique opportunities available through 4-H. Projects range from gardening, consumer economics, robotics, animal science, leadership, and environmental stewardship – just to name a few.

4-H members do not have to live on a farm or have animals to be a member and there is no membership fee. The University Of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Phillips County youth enjoy the 4-H activities and meetings, and parents love the program because it teaches responsibility, organization, and leadership.

If you would like more information on 4-H, please contact the Phillips County Extension Service at 870-338-8027.