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The Grand County Extension office provides assistance and programs for Grand County citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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What is a Cloverbud?

Cloverbuds is a non-competitive 4-H program for younger members to learn through activities that cover a variety of topics. As a result, they learn life skills, discover talents, and learn about fairness in a non-judgmental environment.

Cloverbuds are youth ages 5-7 by January 1 of the current 4-H year. To sign up for Cloverbuds, visit go to 4honline and complete the enrollment forms. Visit the local office and pay the enrollment fee for the year. After that you’re all set!


Extension staff, volunteers, and 4-H members may plan Cloverbud events. These can be workshops, day camps, cake decorating contest, creative cooks contest and 4-H Exhibit Day. Activity materials are available at the local Extension Office. For more information on upcoming events, check the latest newsletter .

Cloverbuds may participate in 4-H clubs when activities are appropriate for their age group. When choosing a club It’s best to talk to Kristi Moyer, 4-H Coordinator to find the club that best meets your family‚Äôs needs.

4-H Cloverbuds may exhibit non-competitively at fair by entering items in the open exhibit call. This could be something they made at a club meeting, day camp, or other 4-H activity. Members are encouraged to decorate a poster for fair to display what they’ve learned or liked best about being a Cloverbud.

Prohibited Activities

Some 4-H activities are not appropriate for Cloverbuds. Colorado State University 4-H programs do not allow the following for youth under eight years old:

  •  Large animal activities, including but not limited to cattle, sheep, swine, and horses (including horseback riding)
  •  Small animal projects and activities
  •  Shooting sports and model rocketry sports activities and projects