I want to point out to volunteers and families that many times I have discovered an improper use of either the 4-H Name or the Clover.  Please note:

  • Numeral “4” separated from a capital “H” with a hyphen (not a dash, slash, or space).  Often I see it written as 4H or 4h – both of these are incorrect.  It must be 4-H.  If you are using the term at the beginning of a sentence, the word four must be spelled out as in “Four-H is a wonderful organization.”  Although, because this varies from the guidelines of writing 4-H, it is recommended to re-word the sentence to avoid this conflict – “Youth in Medina County will benefit from being involved in 4-H because it is a wonderful organization.”

  • The 4-H Name and Emblem are a Federal Mark, protected by 18 USC 707, and intended only for use within the United States.  Therefore, when using the Clover Emblem, it must have the protected notice "18 U.S.C. 707" unless the use falls within the exceptions.

  • When using the Name and Emblem for fundraising activities and promotions:

Please review and bookmark the reference for proper use of the logo.