4-H & Youth

Visit the 4-H News Blog for information about upcoming events and meetings!  Learn about Walworth County 4-H Family Challenges you can do with your family members HERE!

4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and the volunteer leaders that make 4-H possible. Leadership is provided by UW-Madison Division of Extension 4-H youth Development staff The goal of 4-H is youth development.

4-H is for kids in the 3rd grade through one year after graduation from high school. Younger youth may join as Cloverbuds when they are in K-2 and at least 5 years old.

Members choose a club close to home and attend club meetings once a month. They may select one or more projects from over 50 areas such as rockets, photography, animals, cooking or nature. Members work on their projects during the year and then exhibit them at the Walworth County Fair.

Have questions?

Contact one of the Walworth County UW-Extension 4-H Staff. Not sure who to contact? Take a look at our Walworth County 4-H Program Staff Breakdown to see who can best answer your question.

Debbie Harris
4-H Youth Development Educator
Phone: 262-741-4959
Fax: 262-741-4955

Janel Heidelmeier

4-H Program Educator

Phone: 262-741-4960

Fax: 262-741-4955


Susan Clark
4-H Support Staff
Phone: 262-741-4954
Fax: 262-741-4955

Please stop by the office, call, or email with any 4-H related questions!

Recent 4-H Posts

4-H DAY CAMP 2021

Walworth County 4-H Day Camp Open to youth completing grades 3-8 Check-In 8-8:30 Daily – Check-out 7-7:15 Nightly Join us for these fun 4-H Summer camp activities: Recreation, Water Carnival, Arts & Crafts, Air Pistol Target Practice, Nature Science & More! Plus….LAND GAMES competition, a TALENT NIGHT/DANCE/DRAMA event, a CLOSING CAMPFIRE, and plenty of camp […]

4-H Science Explorers Presents : Night at the Museum

Get ready for three nights of museum exploration and science! This unique three night event includes IN-PERSON programming! Youth will be able to explore four museums and complete hands-on science experiments. Learn how to grow space seeds, engineer flowers, investigate sea otters, and discover dinosaurs. IN-PERSON events will take place at the Walworth County Government […]

2021 Tractor Safety

2021 Tractor Safety Registration is now open!!!! Youth ages 12 – 15 who will be operating tractors or self-propelled implements of husbandry on Wisconsin public roads under direction of their parent or guardian for work-related to their family farm operation. Youth in this age bracket who successfully complete the course will receive a Wisconsin certificate […]

Hands-On Science Series for Grades 6th-8th Starts March 25!

Youth, grades 6-8, can explore four fascinating science fields through a new virtual 4-H science series called 4-H Science Explorers:  Into the Lab.  As series participants, youth will dive into the fields of animal science, engineering, biotechnology, and forensics as they  interact with real world scientists, tour science “labs,” learn about careers, and engage in […]

2020 Scientists Live Recordings Available Now!

Starting to consider what career may be right for you? Wondering what opportunities exist and which you might be best suited for? If you are a youth in grade 8 or higher, you can learn a little about a lot of different science-related careers very quickly by accessing the 2020 Scientists Live virtual 4-H career […]

Science Career Series Starts March 4

Trying to decide what career might be right for you? Explore some intriguing science-related career possibilities while meeting and interacting with real world scientists. Join us for Scientists Live, a virtual 4-H career series set to kick off on March 4 via Zoom. Eight consecutive 30-minute episodes will happen on Thursdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. through […]

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