Extension, Enterprise, and Education: The Legacy of Co-operatives and Cooperation in Utah: 4-H Club
"4-H had no one beginning. 4-H began as ideas of practical and applied education passed on to rural youth. These ideas came at a time when education in agriculture was advancing at the university level, but not in public schools. Near the turn of the century, as concern for the future of a generation of rural children rose, the movement that would be called 4-H began. Organized by public school educators, 4-H clubs were preceded by corn clubs for boys and canning clubs for girls."  Extension services at universities throughout the country created clubs where young people could come and learn more about agriculture and homemaking.
The pictures below show how youth in Utah learned skills as diverse as young men preparing eggs to a young lady showing cattle.
4-H Foods Club Exhibit at the County Fair planned and put up by Amy Casto and Benevieve Forbush, club leaders.
Mrs. Amy Casto, 4-H club leader, teaching "egg preparation" to her first year club boys
Sugar-beet demonstration team, which represented Salt Lake County at the Utah State Fair.
Sugar-Beet Club boy harvesting his two-acre field which yielded better than 24 tons per acre.
Ute youth in gun safety program, 4-H Club
Miss Hansen's story about wanting to be a part of 4-H even if it meant joining the boys calf club
Eva Beutler and Marietta Nyman of North Logan demonstrating necklines, collars, and cuffs
Sewing class, North Logan club Achievement Day
proper standing posture
Proper seated posture
poor standing posture
poor seated posture
Salad demonstration team, young ladies demonstrate how to make salads and dressings and provide a well rounded meal.
"Grasshopper Control" demonstration team are Elmer Arnesen and Howard Bird.