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
deborah.harris@wisc.edu

Janel Heidelmeier
4-H Program Educator
Phone: 262-741-4960
Fax: 262-741-4955
janel.heidelmeier@wisc.edu

Jerri Laidley
4-H Support Staff
Phone: 262-741-4954
Fax: 262-741-4955
jlaidley@wisc.edu

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

Recent 4-H Posts

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 […]

Discover 4-H

Join us through Zoom for four weeks of exploration in science and the arts. Thursdays starting February 18-March 11 2021 Times are as follows: Grades 3-5 at 6PM and Grades 6-8 at 7:15PM Projects range from Food Science, Art, Photography and Nature Science. Cost is $10 per youth and includes a kit with most supplies […]

Discover 4-H

This fantastic event is a great way to discovering if 4-H is a good fit for your family. Your family will learn about what 4-H is, what projects are available and your family can interact with other 4-H youth! For grades K-5, this event will be in October 2020. Registration deadline is September 20. Click […]

Science!!!!

DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR VERY SPECIAL UNIQUE EVENT! SIGN-UP NOW! Jumpstart your science career by meeting REAL SCIENTISTS LIVE!!!! You will gain a deep insight into what scientists are working on today and interact with them virtually!

Kitchen Science!

Kitchen Chaos – Science in the Kitchen! Join us for some “science fun” in the kitchen. These are short 7-10 minute zooms with experiments demonstrated by older 4-H Youth – to encourage youth in 3rd – 7th grade to become more engaged in STEM careers and to be science savvy! Register at this link!

WISCONSIN DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed. WALWORTH.EXTENSION.WISC.EDU or call (262) 741-4951 for more. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin […]

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