4-H Fun Facts

Taylor J. Furr - Extension Agent, 4-H & Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in the nation. 4-H’ers are… 4x more likely to give back to their communities, 2x more likely to make healthier choices, and 2x more likely to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities.

Emblem and Name

The 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with the white letter “H” placed parallel to the mid-rib of each leaf. The H’s stand for head, heart, hands and health. The four-leaf clover symbolizes good luck and achievement. The emblem is protected by copyright held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The emblem was created in 1911, and patented in 1924.


The official 4-H colors are green and white. The white symbolizes purity. The green, nature’s most common color, represents life, springtime and youth.


I pledge…

My head to clearer thinking.

My heart to greater loyalty.

My hands to larger service, and

My health to better living.

For my club, my community, my country and my world.


The 4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better


The 4-H Slogan reflects the mission of 4-H work:

Learn By Doing For more information about the Stokes County 4-H program, please contact the 4-H Agent, Taylor Furr, at 336-593-8179 or tfurr@ncsu.edu.


Taylor J. Furr – Extension Agent, 4-H & Youth Development