The Frederick County 4-H Program is an Educational Division of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Youth from ages 5 through 18 are provided opportunities to realize their full potential in many areas. Activities involving citizenship, community service, leadership and achievement are stressed in the 4-H programs. Youth ages 5-8 are eligible for membership in Cloverbuds, a non-competitive area of the organization.
Volunteer community leaders are the heart of 4-H as they work closely with Extension Agents to provide a well-rounded educational experience for youth.
There are 18 clubs in Frederick County involving over 250 youth and adult leaders. Hundreds more are involved in several areas of school participation in Frederick County. The community clubs meet in homes, churches, and community centers. Contact the Frederick County Extension Office at 665-5699 for the club nearest you!
All Star/Honor Club Scott Whitacre
Apples N’ Bits Jean Marie Vogler
Apple Pie Ridge Cloverbuds Natalie Miller & Marietta Walls
Clearbrook Dennis Bagnell & Donna Williams
Conservation Club Mandy Simons
Eggs & Ears Susan Lewis
Eggs & Ears Cloverbudg Patti Bulatko
Frederick County Robotics/Tech Club Bob & Mary Haskins
Golden Horseshoe Staci Cain & Rose McDonald
Golden Paintbrush Cindy Larrick
Golden Paintbrush Cloverbuds Lindsey Forero & Chris Mann
Gore Spirits Aneta Swisher
Gore Spirts Cloverbuds Scott Whitacre
Livestock Club Kyley Clevenger
Mt. Airy Leaders Club Nancy Pence
Round Hill Susan Lynch
Shooting Education Harry Miller
Frederick County Extension Personnel
Karen Ridings Extension Agent, FCS
Mark Sutphin Extension Agent, AG
Mandy Simons Extension Agent, 4-H
Laura Shifflett Ag Program Assistant
Aretha Patrick SNAP
Marsh Wright Unit Administrative Assistant
Tammy Epperson 4-H Technician
Jennifer Fost Secretary
VIRGINIA 4-H MEMBERSHIP POLICY
Cloverbud 4-H Members 5-8 years old
Junior 4-H Members 9-11 years old
Intermediate 4-H Members 12-13 years old
Senior 4-H Members 14-18 years old
For each of the above categories, youth must turn the entry age during the 4-H year, which is October 1 to September 30. That is, youth who turn 5, 9,12, and 14 between October 1 and September 30 of the current year may participate in these respective categories.
Eligibility for 4-H membership terminates on December 31 of the year the member has their 19th birthday.