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 17 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 Dennis Bagnell
Apples N’ Bits Horse & Service Jean Marie Vogler
Apple Pie Ridge Cloverbud Marietta Walls & Natalie Miller
Civil War Investigators Bob Meadows
Eggs & Ears Bridget Dinsmore
Eggs & Ears Cloverbud Bridget & Joe Dinsmore
Golden Horseshoe Rose McDonald & Faye Strickler
Golden Paintbrush Cindy & Sonny Larrick
Golden Paintbrush Cloverbud Cindy Larrick
Gore Spirits Aneta Swisher
Gore Cloverbud Aneta Swisher
Livestock Club Carol Lineweaver
Pine Hill Jennifer Ridings
Pine Hill Cloverbud Jennifer Ridings
Round Hill Susan Lynch
Shooting Education Stephanie Cox & Julie Shoemaker
Frederick County Extension Personnel
Mark Sutphin Extension Agent, Ag
Rebecca Davis Extension Agent, FCS
Markley Walsh Associate Extension Agent, 4-H
Kimberly Costa Family Nutrition Program, Program Assistant
Marsha Wright Unit Administrative Assistant
Tammy Epperson 4-H Technician
Jennifer Fost 4-H Secretary/Receptionist
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.