This Handbook is Important…
This handbook is your guide to all aspects of the 4-H Program in Clay County. It details the policies and procedures of the entire 4-H program, including the guidelines and project requirements of each 4-H project. This document sets out certain standards and guidelines to be used to assure that 4-H is a positive youth development program. The Clay County 4-H policy is guided by the Clay County 4-H Council. No county 4-H policy may conflict with state 4-H policy or with federal guidelines and requirements.
The Clay County 4-H Council under the auspices of the County Extension Board determines Clay County 4-H policy. The County 4-H Council uses advice from Extension Educators, 4-H leaders, state 4-H staff, and/or others interested in the county 4-H program. County 4-H policy should be such that youth are included, not excluded in county, area and/or state 4-H programs.
Penalties for violating any of the rules contained within this handbook include, but are not limited to disqualification of that exhibit, forfeiture of auction monies, placing and prizes, and one year disbarment from participation in that project and/or other related 4-H projects and/or activities. In addition, any 4-H member who has acted in a manner which endangers the health, safety and well-being of others and/or is injurious to the Clay County 4-H program may be barred from participation in Clay County 4-H for a lifetime.
The County Extension Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, natural origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.