4-H Programs at Santa Fe county


4-H Youth and Development

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The Santa Fe County 4-H program provides a creative a supportive environment in which culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local county program works to develop life skills to help young people become self-directed, productive citizens. We also work to empower adult volunteers who multiply the efforts of our local county Extension staff.

Across the country 4-H'ers are making a difference in their communities because that is what 4-H is all about. In 1912 demonstration trains sent out throughout the state to promote interests in Boys' and Girls' club Work. The train featured specialists who demonstrated new developments from New Mexico A & M (now New Mexico State University) that would improve animal and plant production as well as home economics skills throughout rural New Mexico. The train stopped at various sites, people came on board and talks were given. If there was sufficient interest shown, club work was initiated under the direction of the county school superintendent. Two years later, county agents were appointed due to funding from the Smith-Lever Act, and 4-H work became an integral and very visible part of the county Cooperative Extension program.

Local 4-H Programs

Santa Fe County has 13 4-H clubs with over 250 registered members. Each club meets at a different time and location to accommodate the needs of their members.

  • Clover Kids - Leaders: Barbara Thornton and Stacy Thornton - Meets: 2nd Sunday of each month
  • 4-Seasons - Leader: Deanna Runer - Meets: 2nd Friday of each month at the County Fair grounds
  • Capital City Clovers - Leaders: Daniel and Bobbi Lopez - Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month at the County Fairgrounds
  • Edgewood Chaparrals - Leader: Kelly Jones - Meets: 2nd Monday of each month at the Edgewood Community Center
  • East Mountain Prairie Falcons - Leaders: Michelle Mays and Chelsea Truesdale - Meets: 1st Thursday of each month
  • Los Amigos - Leaders: Becky Spindle and Lisa Boulware- Meets: 3rd Monday of each month at the Stanley Community Center
  • New Generation 4-H Club - Leaders: Earnest and Mercedes Kavanaugh
  • Northern Stars - Leader: Karen Paige - Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month at the Nambe Community Center
  • Route 66 Sharp Shooters - Leader: Cassie Stuart - Meets: 1st Thursday of each month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Edgewood
  • Santa Fe Roadrunners - Leaders: Amy Pell & Melanie Bienviaje - Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds
  • Stanley Spurs - Leader: Kim Anaya - Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Stanley Community Center
  • The 5-Star Club - Leader: Tammy Sanchez - Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month at the County Fair grounds
  • Wide Horizons - Leader: Cheryl Stumpff - Meets: 1st Tuesday of each month

How Can I Join Santa Fe County 4-H?

Enrollment for Returning Families opens November 1, 2016.

Enrollment for New Families opens November 15, 2016.

If you are new to the Santa Fe County 4-H Program please contact the County Extension Office for more information about our program and how you can get enrolled!

Santa Fe County Forms

  • Event Scholarship Guidelines
    If you are interested in applying for a county event scholarship (SLR, YGA, State 4-H Confernece, etc.), click here for more details. Deadline for all applications is two weeks prior to the event registration deadline.
  • Club Fundraiser Request
    Please complete this form and turn into the county 4-H office prior to your fundraising efforts.

More Information on Santa Fe County 4-H

Jacqueline Baca at: jabaca@nmsu.edu. or

Christina Turner at: chrmelen@nmsu.edu

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