4-H Youth and Development

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.

2016 State 4-H Conference
2016 State 4-H Conference
Taos County Contestants who placed in there individual contests at the 2016 State 4-H Conference


Starting from the back row left to right is Elizabeth of The Outlaw 4-H Club placed 5th in Public Speaking (Impromptu), Caitlin Adams of the North Taos County Wranglers placed 4th in the Talent Show (Vocal Division) and in the front is Michaela Lewis-Silva placed 2nd in the Talent Show (Poetry Division).

Taos County 4-H Cloverleaf Newsletter

2016 4-H SLR Taos County Delegates
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Taos County 4-H Delegates at the 2016 Sr. Leadership Retreat

4-H Enrollment and 4-H Activity Forms

4-H Adult Volunteers

In Taos County during the 2016 year there were 84 4-H volunteer leaders were involved in the 4-H program. The number of 4-H youth between the ages of 5 & 19 during the 2016 year was 140. More volunteers are needed county wide in order to expand the 4-H program to serve the projected increase in population and the diversity of the population. The Overall Extension Advisory Committee has indicated that volunteer recruitment and retention are a high priority.

If you would like to become a 4-H volunteer leader or you were a leader in 2016 and would like to renew your enrollment, contact Monica Wilder of the Taos County Extension Office @ (575) 758-3982.

2016 State 4-H Home Ec. School
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Taos County 4-Hers at the 2016 State 4-H Home Ec. School

4-H Project Forms and Record Book Forms

4-H Resources