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.

*The Junior/Senior Leaders’ Meeting for October has been moved to Thursday, October 23rd*

Recent 4-H Posts

  • 2015 Walworth County 4-H Bowling October 20, 2014
    Are you a 4-H member or leader? Do you enjoy bowling? Then check out our annual bowling tournament and fun bowl!
  • Walworth County Radon Poster Contest October 20, 2014
    Walworth County Division of Public Health is pleased to announce the first ever county wide Radon Poster Contest for children in 4th-8th grades. The goals of the contest are to raise awareness about the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas and to increase the number of homes tested for radon. Any child in grades 4th-8th that lives or attend […]
  • 4-H Officer School 2014 October 13, 2014
    If you are a 4-H youth officer or leader, come check out the 4-H Officer School 2014!
  • 2014 Back to 4-H Night! October 13, 2014
    Have you thought about joining 4-H, but felt you didn’t know enough about it? Come to this fun, open house event to find out if 4-H is a good fit for your family! Participation is absolutely free.
  • 4-H Junior/Senior Leaders’ Banquet October 2, 2014
    Join us during this centennial year as we celebrate the successes and achievements of the past program year and get an official start to the new one! We’ll enjoy the 2014 slide show, recognition of outstanding county records awards winners, and the installation of our 2015 Association officers.

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
deborah.moser@ces.uwex.edu

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

Chelsea Dertz
4-H Youth Development Coordinator
Phone: 262-741-4960
Fax: 262-741-4955
chelsea.dertz@ces.uwex.edu

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

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