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.burkman@wisc.edu

Janel Heidelmeier

4-H Program Coordinator

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

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 […]

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 […]

2019 Communications Arts Fest/Favorite Foods Revue

Get ready for some flavorful action coming your way this July 18th at the Walworth County Govt Center. The Favorite Foods Revue is back! Have you ever heard the pen is mightier than the sword? This is because writing is very influential and speeches are very influential as well and can change the course of […]

Tractor Safety Course 2019

Our goal in offering the Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Course is two-fold. First, it provides parents with an opportunity to meet State and Federal mandates for children who will be operating farm equipment. Second, and equally important, our efforts are meant to keep our children safe on the farm and the busy highways we deal […]

Interested in Traveling?

Each year, the Out of State Exchange group plans multiple trips. Currently, they are planning:  Trip 1: Mystery Trip for members in grades 8-13. A 3 day-2 night trip over a long weekend in late April or early May. Cost: about $100. (Out of Wisconsin)  Trip 2: Mystery Trip for members in grades 6-8.  A 3 […]

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Essay Contest

Wisconsin Farm Bureau to hold essay contest for students in 4th and 5th grade. Each year Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and We Energy sponsors the Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest, open to all 4th and 5th grade students in Wisconsin.  The essay is promoted in grade schools throughout the state by county Farm Bureaus.  […]

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