Joining Ogemaw County 4-H

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> NEW 4-H MEMBERS

If you are new to Michigan 4-H and want to learn more, contact your local 4-H Program Coordinator, Enya, at defeijte@msu.edu or 989-345-0692. If you have already connected with a county staff person, or a local club leader, feel free to visit 4-H Online to create a family profile and enroll! 

For more information on using 4-H Online 2.0, view the following educational training materials:

4-H Online 2.0 Creating A New Family Profile Video Tutorial

If you need a little help knowing where to started, we will be happy to follow up with you about next steps in the youth enrollment process. We can assist you in identifying opportunities and/or a 4-H club in your community that meets your interest areas and can also speak to you about adult volunteer opportunities!

There is no enrollment fee for Michigan 4-H - so come join the fun!

> RETURNING 4-H MEMBERS

If you have previously enrolled in Michigan 4-H, or have an existing family profile in 4-H Online (i.e. you made an account when an older sibling was in 4-H, or participated in 4-H previously, visit 4-H Online to update your enrollment for the current year. If you need a refresher, check out this video on updating existing family profiles: 4-H Online 2.0 Existing Family Profiles Video Tutorial

If you aren't sure whether or not you have an account, please contact your local 4-H Program Coordinator, Enya, at defeijte@msu.edu or 989-345-0692 and we can check for you!


Ready to enroll?

Enrollment is handled online through the 4-H Online system. To utilize 4-H Online, you will need:

  • A computer
  • Internet access. If you need assistance accessing the internet, please contact your county MSU Extension office.
  • A valid e-mail address
  • A web browser

For more information on using 4-H Online 2.0, view the following educational training materials:

4-H Online 2.0 Existing Family Profiles Video Tutorial

4-H Online 2.0 Creating A New Family Profile Video Tutorial

4-H Online 2.0 Volunteer Enrollment Video Tutorial


 Ogemaw County 4-H Clubs

  • Ogemaw County 4-H Dairy "Udder" Club
    • topics: understanding the dairy industry, dairy husbandry
  • Ogemaw County 4-H Boss Hogs Swine Club
    • topics: swine husbandry and showmanship, swine training
    • ages: 5 - 19 (note - age requirements to sell a large animal shall be a minimum of 9 years of age, and a maximum of 19 years as of January 1, 2023. Age requirements are subject to fairboard guidelines.)
  • Ogemaw County 4-H Shooting Sports
    • topics: firearm safety, rifle, archery, shotgun
      • Archery: open to ages 8 and above
      • Shotgun: open to ages 12 and above
    • learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports at canr.msu.edu/shooting_sports/
  • Ogemaw County 4-H Steak & Tail 4-H Beef Club
    • this club is at full capacity at this time
  • Ogemaw County 4-H Young Shepherds Sheep & Goat Club
    • topics: sheep husbandry and showmanship, goat husbandry and showmanship
    • ages: 5 - 19 (note - age requirements to sell a large animal shall be a minimum of 9 years of age, and a maximum of 19 years as of January 1, 2023. Age requirements are subject to fairboard guidelines.)
  • Ogemaw County 4-H Small Animal Club (Rabbit & Poultry)
    • topics: rabbit husbandry and showmanship, poultry husbandry and showmanship, embryology, small animal anatomy
    • ages: 5 - 19 (note - age requirements to sell a small animal shall be a minimum of 8 years of age, and a maximum of 19 years as of January 1, 2023. Age requirements are subject to fairboard guidelines.)

*some club offerings dependent on volunteer availability


SPIN (Special Interest, Short-Term) Clubs in Ogemaw County

Clubs listed below are not guaranteed, and must meet minimum enrollment numbers to occur.

  • 4-H Future Naturalists
    • topics: wildlife, outdoors, natural resources
    • ages: 5 - 19
  • 4-H Hunting & Wildlife
    • topics: wildlife, outdoors, natural resources, history of hunting/trapping, fishing
    • ages: 5 - 19
  • Ogemaw 4-H Astronomy Club
    • topics: astronomy, planets, astrophysics
    • ages: 5 - 19
    • club offering is dependent on volunteer availability
  • 4-H Birding 101 SPIN Clubneed adult volunteers to lead! we have the curriculum!
    • topics: winter birds, Michigan birds, birding
    • ages: 8 - 13
  • 4-H Crafty Cloversneed adult volunteers to lead! we can provide supplies!
    • topics: crafts, hands-on exploration
    • ages: 5 - 7 as of Jan 1, 2023