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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

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Welcome to Johnson County 4-H!

Welcome to the Johnson County 4-H Youth Development web page for new families! We hope this page will allow you to gain insight into joining 4-H. The key to understanding 4-H and all of the great opportunities is to get involved and ask questions. We look forward to welcoming you to our 4-H family!

What is 4-H?

4-H Is a Network of Families That Grows Great Kids. 4-H clubs have a mix of teens and younger youth, as well as a variety of interest and activities. Most meet once a month with all members. At the meeting they make group decisions about community service, hear presentations from guest speakers and other 4-H members, and learn about leadership, citizenship and public speaking. This is all done in an environment of a youth/adult partnership. We encourage all parents to attend meetings with youth to support their activities. Youth who turn 7 before January 1 of the current 4-H year may enroll. Cloverbuds, an introductory program, is available for youth ages 5 and 6. For more information about Cloverbuds click HERE. The new 4-H year begins October 1st of each year but we accept enrollment year round. Although to participate in the county fair, you must enroll by May 1.

How to Join

Joining 4-H is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Check out all the Clubs in Johnson County
  2. Visit 2-3 clubs - every 4-H Club is unique and its important to find a good fit for your family. 
  3. Submit an online enrollment

Questions about joining 4-H:call 913-715-7000 or email joco4-h@jocogov.org


SPecial INterest (SPIN) Clubs

SPIN Club stands for SPecial INterest Club. These are short-term and focus on one specific topic. The first two SPIN Clubs offered in Johnson County were Reading and BB Gun. Have a special skill or talent you would like to share with youth? Why not volunteer to lead a short term program? Please check out our SPIN Club Brochure for more details.


4-H offers a wide variety of subject matter through its many projects. Youth enrolled in community clubs will have the opportunity to take part in many of the projects with the assistance of a project leader. Project clubs will focus on one or two specific project areas and will provide a very in-depth look at the project. Click Projects for more information.

Program Development Committee

The Johnson County 4-H PDC is comprised of Johnson County residents that have ties to the youth development field and 4-H program; as well as the overall Extension system. The PDC assists the 4-H Team throughout the year to plan and improve programming.

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Contact Us

Lexi Ray
4-H/Youth Development Agent


Nancy Carr
School Enrichment Coordinator

Christin Bartels
Office Professional