Talbot County 4-H

In Talbot County, youth participate in 4-H through community clubs led by volunteers, in-school and after school programs, and community activities such as the county fair and public speaking contests.

Talbot County Ag Center Talbot County Fair

What is 4-H Youth Development?

About Maryland 4-H

Maryland 4-H is the University of Maryland's youth development program and is part of the national 4-H system. All states across the U.S. offer 4-H educational programs. All youth of ages 5 through 18 as of January 1 of the current year are welcome to participate in 4-H programs.  

Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program Page

4-H Project Areas

4-H offers a variety of project areas for youth to explore. Talbot 4-H supports three National Mission Mandates featuring projects in areas of science, healthy living, and civic engagement. Talbot 4-H faculty, staff, and volunteers plan and lead learning activities related to 4-H projects. 

Adult volunteers are welcome! Let us know your interests and we'll help you get to work helping young people learn new project information and develop skills for success in life. We can also help you start your own club if none of our current club project offerings matches your family's interests. 

"Learn By Doing" Activities

4-H teaches youth through hands-on “learn by doing” activities that encourage children and teens to experiment, innovate, and think independently. Youth use their HEADS to learn and develop life skills, their HEARTS to support and encourage others in their 4-H clubs, their HANDS to carry out a wide variety of community service projects, and their HEALTH to improve the quality of life for themselves and others. Through participation in the program, youth learn project-related knowledge and develop skills for success in life.

National studies have documented that 4-H members often do better in school, are more motivated to help others, have confidence to try new things, develop self-esteem, and create lasting friendships. 4-H can be a fun, educational  experience for your entire family.

University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. If you require special assistance to participate in 4-H programs, please notify the Extension Office in advance. 

Talbot County 4-H

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If you have questions about 4-H clubs, school programs, after-school programs, or other activities, contact us:

4-H Agent/Educator Tom Hutson (thutson@umd.edu) 410-822-1244

4-H Program Assistant Bonnie Turley (bturley@umd.edu) 410-822-1244

Talbot County 4-H Newsletters