You would think that the four H’s in the 4-H Club would stand for something like “horses, hogs, hoes, and horticulture.”
The four H’s is really “Head, Heart, Hands and Health,” the idea being that farming promotes all of these things.
The organization was set up in 1915 by the U.S. Agricultural Extension Service to teach youngsters the basics of good farming, and good living.
The club is led by volunteers, and even in our citified time, about five million kids participate in its programs each year.
The organization has links to similar programs in 80 countries around the world.