The 4-H youth organization
, now administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension System
, was founded in 1902
by A.B. Graham in Ohio
and now serves over 1.6 million members in almost 100,000 clubs in kindergarten through high school.
The name 4-H stands for "Head, Heart, Hands, and Health", and a four-leaf clover is their logo. The program aims to educate youth in agriculture-related arts and sciences. The organization is often associated with state fairs. 4-H has spread out across the world (see external links).