New to 4-H? Want to learn more?

View our What is 4-H? presentation, then check out the Marion County 4-H handbook.
This handbook is for both new and existing members to learn more about the programs we offer beyond the county level.

Feel free to print out this bookmark to use for yourself or share with family, friends, neighbors, or anyone else that would benefit from the 4-H program! Help spread the word about the positive impacts of our program with the 4-H bookmark!

For 4-Hers For Leaders Upcoming Events  Volunteer with 4-H


Want to know more? Check out the Standards for Marion County 4-H members and clubs.

For 4-Hers:

Enroll in 4-H via Florida 4-HOnline

(Please note: You should first find a club [see the 4-H Clubs tab on the left side of this page for a list] and ask the club leader if there is space to join their club before you submit your enrollment form in 4HOnline.)

**Please remember that your 4-HOnline enrollment profile becomes inactive in mid-August each year. A parent or guardian must re-enroll a 4-H youth in 4-HOnline after September 1st of each year in order to remain active. Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year is now open.

*Club members must attend at least 75% of their club meetings in order to remain in good standing with 4-H and in order to show in the Southeastern Youth Fair. 

Officer Manuals:

The club secretary and club treasurer of each club is required to submit a completed record book to the 4-H office at the end of the 4-H year (usually in June). Secretary and treasurer manuals serve as proof that a club is active and complying with all appropriate 4-H policies and procedures. Clubs that do not turn secretary and treasurer manuals in will be placed on probation and risk losing their club charters. Officer manuals are not required, but club officers (president, vice president, etc.) can complete this manual to receive a pin and 4-H recognition at our annual Achievement Night banquet.

Secretary's manual
Treasurer's manual
Officer's manual

4-H Project supplements:
Cloverbud project summary
Junior project report
Intermediate project report
Senior project report

Senior portfolios: You don't have to be a senior in high school to begin applying for senior portfolios. You can submit a senior portfolio as early as 14 years of age. Completing an awards portfolio will allow you to compete for national awards, trips and scholarships. Find more information here

Are you a senior 4-H'er (14 to 18 years of age) looking for ways to grow in your 4-H career? If so, check out this presentation from 2016-2017 Florida State Council President, Gabi Sullivan, top learn about state-level events you can participate in!

Cloverbud activities: 
Cloverbud packet 2015
Cloverbud packet 2015b

Are you wondering what to wear for a 4-H event or the Southeastern Youth Fair? View the 4-H dress code.

For Leaders:

2017-2018 Leader meeting schedule
6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium
6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium

Club-level forms
Affirmative Action letter (must be submitted every three years)
Attendance summary sheet (must be submitted to the 4-H office monthly)
Club organizational form
Club insurance
Youth protection online training (must be completed by club leader each 4-H year)

Club-level awards and recognition
Club Standards of Excellence
Club Standards of Excellence application
Recognition process  

Club-level financial and event documents
4-H club check or reimbursement request form
4-H club deposit form
Fundraising request forms
Pre-event planning form

Upcoming events

December 2017
25, 4-H office closed for Christmas Day

28, Horse program requirement form and state-level 4-H qualification forms due to 4-H office

January 2018
1, 4-H office closed for New Year’s Day

6, FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff, Gainesville

8, State-level Archery Traditional Match registration opens in 4-HOnline

8, 4-H Day at the Capitol registration opens in 4-HOnline

9, Livestock and Meats Judging Clinic Ticket sales close

12, State-level 3D Archery Match registration closes in 4-HOnline

12, SEYF scholarship applications due to Southeastern Youth Fair office

12, Second Executive Board registration closes (members only) in 4-HOnline

12, Livestock and Meats Judging Clinic, Gainesville @ 1PM, Tickets and more information can be found here

12 to 28, South Florida Fair, West Palm Beach

15, 4-H office closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

15, Hog and Ham workshop, Gainesville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found here

16, County events and Share the Fun registration closes, contact 4-H office at 352-671-8400

17, 4-H Night at the University of Florida Gators basketball (UF versus Arkansas), Gainesville at 7 p.m.

18, Leaders meeting, Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium at 6 p.m.

19 to 21, Second Executive Board meeting (members only), Camp Cherry Lake

20, State-level Insect-athon, Gainesville

22, State-level Rifle Match registration opens in 4-HOnline

27, County events and Share the Fun, Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service – Time to be announced!

27, State-level 3D Archery Match, Easton Newberry Sports Complex, Newberry

29, State-level Archery Match registration opens in 4-HOnline

29, Seminole Garden project orientation, Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium – Time to be announced!

31, 4-H Day at the Capitol registration closes in 4-HOnline

Volunteer With 4-H:

All of our volunteers will have to be Level II background screened with fingerprinting before they can volunteer with our organization. Please contact us at 352-671-8400 if you are interested in volunteering with our organization before completing the applications below.

 Volunteer application