What's it like in 4-H?
In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you most. You make 4-H what you want it to be. Work on many projects or focus on one or two. Choose what events sound fun to you, and do them. In 4-H, you have an important role in making your community a better place to live, but you don’t have to do it alone. As a club, you’ll figure out what’s needed most in your neighborhood and find ways to help.
In 4-H, you’re part of a family working together. At club meetings, you’ll learn how to get along with others as you build your skills and help your community. In 4-H, you’ll meet adults who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H matches you with mentors who will coach you in areas like problem solving, communicating, and teamwork. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want.
See what clubs are in your area today!
Local Events, Workshops, and Deadlines
BEFORE you enroll...
4-H Enrollment is Open
Program Fee Payment
- Award Opportunities
- Cloverbud Award
- Member Activities/Project Award
- Outstanding Member Award
- President Award (must be completed by leader)
- Personal Record
- County Event Listing (useful tool)
- Award Cover Page (must be signed by leader)
- Illinois State 4-H Award Applications including:
- 4-H Club Recognition
- Illinois 4-H Experience Award for Individuals
- Holstein-Friesian Association Award
- Illinois 4-H Electricity Achievement Award
- Illinois 4-H Sustaining the Future Award
- Illinois 4-H Scholarship Application
- Foundation Scholarship This award is to encourage and support the county’s youth who are interested in higher education. The Foundation will be offering up to $5,000 annually with a minimum of $500 per scholarship awarded by the discretion of the Foundation Board of Directors.
- Assistance for 4-H Event Trips Assistance may be provided to 4-H members who wish to attend the following out-of-county 4-H trips. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the cost of the trip and other considerations.
- Club Tree Planting Project Clinton County 4-H Foundation is sponsoring a tree planting project in memory of Herm & Cecilia Wiedle.
2020 Livestock Show Rules *SEE BELOW*
2020 Live Animal Shows *SEE BELOW*
Virtual Show Information
- Tip Sheet
- General Projects Steps to Success
- Exhibit Requirements
- Fair Entry Instructions
- FairEntry Website
- Video Upload Instructions
- Project Report
- Exhibit Card
- Public Speaking Contest
- Virtual Horse Show
- Horse Show Patterns
- Live Animal Rules
- Live Animal Showbook
- Live Animal Entry Template
- Live Animal Show Steps to Success
- Live Animal Video Guidelines
Included in the 4-H Project exhibit requirements distributed earlier we identified what was needed for a judge to evaluate the learning and knowledge gain associated with each 4-H exhibit opportunity. While we believe completing all of these experiences still provides the best educational experience for the 4-H member, with the transition to a virtual 4-H exhibition experience, members are only required to upload the elements listed in the Virtual 2020 Fair Entry Exhibit Requirements for a judge to review. Please continue to use your show book as a starting place but refer to the Virtual Exhibit Requirements spreadsheet for guidance on the new exhibit requirements.