San Juan County 4-H Program

San Juan County has the largest 4-H youth enrollment in the state of New Mexico with a membership of over 500 youth. The county fair provides 4-H members with a chance to show what they have learned with their completed projects, ranging from baking, electricity, and woodworking to training dogs and horses as well as raising and showing other livestock animals such as beef, swine, sheep, goat, rabbits and poultry. These projects teach the youth not only about their individual projects but responsibility for finishing what they have begun.

San Juan County has experienced a substantial population increase. With this comes an increase in the number of youth that fall within 4-H ages of 5-19. In order to prepare all our youth to become knowledgeable, productive citizens; they must possess basic life skills.

The 4-H Program in San Juan County challenges youth to gain knowledge in the areas of leadership, citizenship, personal growth and development, animal science, engineering science, plant science, natural science, cultural education, home economics, food and nutrition, consumer education and home management, as well as creative arts .

4-H Youth and Development

Our 4-H program provides a creative and 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.

Resources and Links

4-H Programming in San Juan County

School Enrichment & Special Interest Programs

New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service administer the 4-H Youth Development Program, which is open to all youth, ages 5-19. The 4-H Youth Development Program is designed for in-school and out-of-school programming involving youth in educational programs such as the Master Seed Program and Germ Detective as well as nutrition education provided through the Ideas in Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN)program. School teachers are also invited to contact the San Juan County Extension Office at 505-334-9496 for a list of 4-H Curriculum Kits and audio visual materials available for youth grades kindergarten through high school.

4-H Club Resources

4-H Project List Information (2017-2018)

Enrollment Forms (2017-2018)

All new 4-H volunteer leaders need to complete a Disclosure and Consent Form as well as the Volunteer Application. Return these forms to the San Juan County Extension Office with a $5.00 processing fee. A leader enrollment form must be completed after being confirmed as a volunteer leader.


4-H Registration Forms

4-H Rodeo

Member Record Book Forms

Cloverbud Record Book Forms





County 4-H Agents

Shelly Hathorn, 4-H Home Economist and Aaron Preator, 4-H Agent
Phone: 505-334-9496
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