4-H & Youth

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 (Program staff breakdown currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 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

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

Recent 4-H Posts

Cloverbud/Exploring Workshop

Travel the world with 4-H! Do you have youth that are interested in joining 4-H? Do they have a spark of exploring? Bring them down to the Cloverbud/Explorer Workshop on November 11th at the Walworth County Fairgrounds Activity Center from 1-4:30PM! There will be activities, snacks and much more! The workshop is directed towards youth […]

Upcoming Tractor Safety Course

Get ready for the 2018 summer tractor safety course! WISCONSIN ACT 455 requires any youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of safety training in order to operate a tractor on any public road. This course meets that requirement! Kenosha and Racine UW-Extension is offering this year’s 24 hour program designed to […]

Electronic Devices and Children

Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online. Apps, online services, and websites that are directed to children under 13 years old have to […]

Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

At the start of the new year, the centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into toxic E. coli infections in the U.S. Since November, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. Coli. Two people have died […]

Flood resources for home and farm

Everyone in the community is impacted by flooding, when it occurs. Being impacted by flooding can be overwhelming especially if it is a first experience. The following are resources available to assist those whom have been affected by the recent flooding. Residents can call Walworth County’s Emergency Management Hotline at 262-741-7700 to report damage to […]

Tips for parents when a child is affected by bullying

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