4-H Youth and Development

2018 State 4-H Sr. Leadership Retreat
2018 State 4-H Sr. Leadership Retreat
2018 Taos County State 4-H Sr. Leadership Retreat delegates

Our 4-H program provides a creative a supportive environment in which culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local county program works to develop life skills to help young people become self-directed, productive citizens. We also work to empower adult volunteers who multiply the efforts of our local county Extension staff.

The population of Taos County is growing very rapidly. An influx of people to the county has called attention to the fact that more activities are needed for youth in order to curtail the risk of youth falling prey to gang activity, teen pregnancy, crime and similar "at risk" situations. . In order to prepare all our youth to become knowledgeable, productive citizens, they must possess basic life skills. 4-H is challenged to help youth gain knowledge and skills in consumerism, nutrition, personal development, animal science, plant science, natural science, engineering, and creative arts.

Image of the Caitlin Adams-2018 NM State 4-H Conference

During the 2017-2018 4-H year there were 67 4-H adult volunteer leaders enrolled in the Taos County 4-H program. The number of 4-H youth between the ages of 5 & 19 during the 2017-2018 4-H year was 118.

Congratulations!

Caitlin Adams of the North Taos County Wranglers 4-H Club placed 1st in Public Speaking (Impromptu) and placed 2nd in the Talent Show (Vocal Division) at the New Mexico State 4-H Conference held at the NMSU Campus in Las Cruces.

Taos County 4-H Cloverleaf Newsletter

4-H Enrollment and 4-H Activity Forms

  • 2018-2019 4-H Youth Enrollment Form
    Youth enrolling in the Taos County 4-H program who are of 8 years of age and in the 3rd grade through 18 years of age as of January 1, 2019 fill-out this form. Enrollment is open from October 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019.
  • 2018-2019 4-H Cloverbud Enrollment Form
    Youth who are of age and grade by January 1, 2019: 5, 6, 7, & 8 years of age and are in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd are eligible to enroll in the 4-H Cloverbud program and will need to fill-out this form. Enrollment is open from October 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019.

4-H Adult Volunteers

July 2018 Poultry Clinic
July 2018 Poultry Clinic
Taos County 4-H adult volunteer leader, SweetPine Drake, helping 4-H youth with their poultry project.
  • 2018-2019 4-H Adult Volunteer Enrollment Form
    If you were enrolled in 2017-2018 as a Taos County 4-H Adult Volunteer Leader and would like to continue please fill-out this form. Enrollment is open from October 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019.

If you would like to become a 4-H volunteer leader or you were a leader in 2017 and would like to renew your enrollment, contact Monica Wilder of the Taos County Extension Office @ (575) 758-3982.

4-H Project Forms and Record Book Forms

4-H Resources