4-H Youth Development Policies

The statewide 4-H Youth Development policies cover membership, enrollment, participation options, 4-H club requirements, youth protection, program safety regulations, finances and more. Read the most current Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development policies.

4-H Name and Emblem

The official 4-H Emblem is a clover with four leaves and an “H” on each leaf. The 4-H Emblem is not a plain four-leaf clover. The 4-H Emblem should appear in specific colors and in its entirety. The 4-H Name & Emblem belongs to the 4-H Youth Development Program, under the authority of USDA and anyone wishing to use it must obtain permission to use it ahead of time. Read the rest of National 4-H Name and Emblem policy.

4-H and UW-Extension co-branding

The University of Wisconsin-Extension recently released new guidelines for branding and logo use requiring that the 4-H Clover always appear with the UW-Extension logo on printed and web materials produced by Wisconsin 4-H clubs, groups and offices, such as:

  • T-shirts
  • Pens and pencils
  • Banners
  • Yard signs
  • Posters
  • Newsletters
  • And more

Co-branded 4-H and UW-Extension logos are available here. Contact your county 4-H educator if you need other versions. Read the 4-H and UW-Extension Co-branding policy.