Payne County OSU Cooperative Extension

4-H and Youth Development


Summer Leister is the Payne County 4-H Educator.

She may be reached at or 405-747-8320.

4-H is an organization for all youth, ages 8 and in the 3rd grade to 12 grade. It dedicates itself to the development of youth, encouraging them to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and to build a better self, community and world.

4-H was established by an act of Congress as the youth organization of the land-grant college system.  The 4-H program in Oklahoma is conducted by Oklahoma State University and Langston University.  The county 4-H program is under the immediate supervision of the Cooperative Extension Service educators.  Local 4-H clubs are supervised by local volunteer leaders.

What does 4-H have to offer my child? 

§  New friends, opportunities to develop public speaking skills, shared experiences, and participate in cooperative learning through local meetings, fairs and shows, educational tours, judging, demonstrations, recreational activities and county camps. 

§  Training in citizenship, leadership, and character development. 

§  Pride of ownership; Pride of workmanship 

§  Leadership opportunities through local meetings, county activities, district and state conferences 

§  Career exploration and life skill development through projects. 

§  Recognition for work accomplished - county medals, cash awards, trips and college scholarships. 

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Payne County Administration Building
Stillwater, OK  74074  |   (405) 747-8320