4-H Youth Development

4-H Trip Portfolio – Due November 3rd, 2017

Portfolio Description

Front cover

Cover Letter


Pre-Fair Judging Grand and Reserve Champion Winners!

2017 Pre-Fair Judging Bankers Awards

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


The Annual Kids College is just around the corner! Enroll and attend one of the coolest events of the year! We have all hands on deck for this one and the learning, fun and creating will be memorable. There will be so many sessions and amazing stuff like science, bees, plants, computers, Spanish, animals, building […]

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 […]

Youth Advocates for Community Health

Delavan-Darien High School Students!!!! Listen up!!!! Are you in grades 10-12? Are you interested in Health and Wellness? Have you been looking for a fantastic opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills as well as involvement in the community? Then YACH (Youth Advocates for Community Health) is for you! This project will grant you the […]

Last Call For 4-H Re-Enrollment

The RE-ENROLLMENT DEADLINE for Walworth Co. 4-Hers closes at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 1. Sign up for at least one project by that deadline in order to be eligible for full membership privileges (including showing in the Junior Department Competitions at the fair) this year. Please take a few moments to log into your 4HOnline […]

Walworth County UW-Extension Temporarily Moving

The UW-Extension office will be moving across the hall to Room 214 starting on Tuesday 8/22/17, due to flooring and carpet removal and install. During this time, we will still be able to assist with all the usual programs and assistance. Contact information will remain the same (262 741-4951. We will return to our usual […]

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