Trend Spotters


About Trend Spotters

The 4-H Trend Spotters are a select group of current 4-H’ers around the world who are our go-to thought leaders on what products 4-H’ers want and need to continue advancing their learning and involvement in the community. They assist the Shop 4-H team in creating the best collection of items by offering product suggestions, giving valuable feedback, and more!

The ways we will engage with Trend Spotters varies, but we will generally email them 3-4 times/year. Project requests could be similar to the following: Asking you to vote on what new t-shirt design you’d like to see on Shop 4-H, asking you to conduct a poll at your 4-H club regarding a specific question, asking you to submit ideas for products that we should prepare in advance of the fair season, or sending you a free Shop 4-H item and asking you to take pictures wearing/using it.

Who is eligible?

This program is open to any youth 4-H member, whether they’re 5 or 18 or any age in between! We will ask for the approval of parents/guardians to email directly with these youth members, and we will request approval before publishing a child’s name or photo on or any related platforms.

Getting Involved

If this opportunity interests you, please answer the following questions in an email to Kelly Pierson, our Director of Merchandising and Marketing, at

  1. What is your name and age?
  2. What is your city, state, and 4-H club?
  3. What has been your involvement in 4-H?
  4. Why are you interested in becoming a 4-H Trend Spotter?