Contact Us

Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

The 4-H Emblem & Symbols


The national 4-H emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf.


The four H's stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. These four H's represent the four-fold training and development in which members participate. The meaning of the four H's is clearly given in the pledge below.


4-H members should learn the national 4-H pledge.
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.


Green and white are the 4-H colors. The white background of the flag symbolizes purity. The green 4-H emblem is nature's most common color in the great outdoors, and green is also the color of springtime, life, and youth.


The national 4-H motto is: "To Make the Best Better." It should be the objective of every member and leader.


"Learn By Doing."