Lincoln County 4-H Program

Our 4-H program provides a creative and supportive environment where culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local County 4-H 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 Lincoln County Extension staff.

4-H is for Families! The 4-H program is a family-oriented program that empowers youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnerships with caring adults. We encourage parents and families to attend activities with 4-H members, including most club and county activities.

The 4-H enrollment period begins October 1st and ends March 1st of each year for youth ages 9-19. Children 5-8 years of age are encouraged to enroll in a special introductory program called Cloverbuds.

The following are the specific age requirements per group:

  • Cloverbud: Ages 5 (AND in Kindergarten) to 8 years old.

  • Novice: Ages 9 to 11 or age 8 and in the 3rd grade before January 1 of the current 4-H year.

  • Junior: Ages 12 to 13. A 4-H member must have passed his/her 12th birthday or be 11 years old and in the 6th grade but not have passed his/her 14th birthday before January 1 of the current 4-H program year.

  • Senior: Ages 14 to 19. A 4-H member must have passed his/her 14th birthday or be 13 years old and in the 8th grade, but not have passed their 19th birthday before January 1 of the current 4-H program year.

Learn more about How to Join Lincoln County 4-H call or visit the Lincoln County Extension Office.

Lincoln County Clubs

  • The Mal Pais Colts - Leader Extension Office - 575-648-2311
  • Corona Chaparral - Leader Shannon Lightfoot
  • Hondo Valley 4H - Leader Dr. Mary Jane Cooper
  • Capitan 4H - Leader Tamra Farley - 575-937-2595
  • Coalora Outlaws 4-H Club - Leader Stacy Herbert - 575-937-0084
  • Young Guns 4H - Leader Lana Dale - 575-973-4674

If you would like contact information to inquire about these clubs, please call the County Extension Office at 575-648-2311.