4-H & Youth

Check out our 4-H Google Calendar with updated upcoming events and meetings!

4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and the volunteer leaders that make 4-H possible. Professional leadership is provided by University of Wisconsin-Extension Youth Development faculty. 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.

Each 4-H family receives a monthly newsletter listing dozens of 4-H events and activities that the member and his or her family can take part if they choose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Susan Clark
4-H Support Staff
Phone: 262-741-4954
Fax: 262-741-4955
sclark@co.walworth.wi.us


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


Recent 4-H Posts

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 […]

UW-Madison Science Expeditions (CANCELED)

Do not miss this incredible FREE opportunity! Explore science, engineering and what UW-Madison has to offer! This three day weekend is exploding with an amazing range of different sciences and engineering! Talk with researchers and UW scientists! Visit research labs, libraries, and field sites! This open house is FREE and open to all! 3 days! […]

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4-H Freezing Workshop

The county 4-H Food Preservation leadership is offering a Freezing Workshop on Saturday, November 9, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the County Government Center, Elkhorn.  This hands-on workshop is open to all youth, grades 3-13.  4-Hers are welcome to sign-up their non-4-H friends.  During the workshop, participants will prepare applesauce and butternut squash for freezing, and each participant will […]

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Cloverbud/Exploring Workshop

Walworth County Exploring/Cloverbud Workshop Get ready for some FUN SCIENCE! Youth Kindergarten through 3rd grade can enjoy this awesome workshop and it is open to everyone (non 4-H and 4-H). Families are welcomed! Cost $5 Sunday, October 13 from 1-4pm Walworth County Government Center 100 Walworth St., Elkhorn For full details and registration forms, click […]

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