Youth are eligible to participate in 4-H if they meet the following criteria:
- Primary Members (also called Cloverbuds or Minimembers)- Must be 5 years old or in kindergarten by December 31 of the program year. Primary members cannot enroll in large animal projects. Youth enrolling or turning nine after December 31 must participate as a Primary Member until the end of the program year. (Some counties do not offer primary member programs, check with your County 4-H Office.)
- 4-H Members - Must be 9 years old or in 4th grade by December 31 of the program year and may continue in the program until the end of the calendar year in which they become 19 years of age. Note: Home schooled youth are to enroll based on their chronological age, as of December 31.