4-H Youth Development

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 a 4-H question?

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

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

Chelsea Dertz
4-H Youth Development Coordinator
Phone: 262-741-4960
Fax: 262-741-4955

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

Recent 4-H Posts

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Walworth County 4-H Cloverbud & Explorers Workshop

The 4-H Cloverbud/Exploring Workshop is the perfect opportunity for your Cloverbud or Explorer (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) to learn more about 4-H while we go “Under the Sea” with games, crafts, stories, songs, snack, and so much more!

4-H Food Preservation Workshops

The Walworth County 4-H Food Preservation Project is hosting two workshops this summer. These sessions are open to any interested 4-H members, grades 3-13, whether they’re enrolled in Food Preservation or not.

4-H Softball League Information

Information about the 4-H Softball League, including game schedules, tournament schedules, playing field locations, and the Softball Rule Book.

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