The 4-H Clubs are an international association of young people from agricultural backgrounds. It attempts to encourage such people to stay down on the farm through teaching sound agricultural practices, programs of agricultural vocational education (often in conjunction or cooperation with local schools), and a wide range of social activities. The emblem of the organization is a green four-leaf clover with a white block letter H on each leaf.
Ron Lahav, 26 January 2006
The 4H organization is administered in the US by the United States Department of Agriculture with a national conference center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Local chapters are run by the land grant colleges through the agriculture extension service (known as the Cooperative Extension Service). It originally provided a means of introducing new agricultural techniques through children (as many adults tended to avoid new methods). It provides services to boys and girls. Projects developed by the children are often exhibited at the state and county fairs. Presently 4-H is in 80 countries worldwide.there is a PDF document that includes Pantone color recommendations. The four H's stand for Head, Heart, Hands, Health.
In a new episode of "The Simpsons" ("Apocalypse Cow," seventeenth episode, season 19, airing yesterday) Bart joins the 4-H Club. The (animated) 4-H flag is shown repeatedly, including once in close-up, and is exactly like the one shown here, only in the "negative'"; i.e. green field, white clover, green "H"'s. An interesting reversal, one wonders if such a variant might exist in real life.
My wife confirmed that she has seen inverse colors (green letters on a white clover) and gold letters on the green clover. One curious fact is that the stem of the clover is supposed to point away from the flagpole, or to the left otherwise.