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.

To learn more about joining a Clark County 4-H club, please call the Clark County Extension Office at 217-826-5422 or send an email to the program coordinator Cartha Gustafson.


  • Casey Achievers: Sara Hosfield and Teresa Winnett
  • Casey Achievers Cloverbuds for youth 5-7 years of age: Veronica Cornejo
  • Golden Star: Angie Vanatta and Justin Janney
  • Moriah Go-Getters: Bob & Angela Zellers or Eliza Smith
  • Moriah Cloverbuds for youth 5-7 years of age: Sarah Creech and Brandy Nash


  • Clarksville Co-eds: Mercedez Foley and Katie Titus
  • Clovers: Angela Wood or Dee Dee Morris
  • Hustlers: Hillary Deckard
  • Pikes Peak: Cindy Ewing
  • Triple T: Aimee Robinson or Christina Hollingsworth or Denise Pine Mattas
  • Clark County Cloverbuds for youth 5-7 years of age: Ashlee Crouch


  • Boosters: Brenda Gilbert and Dawn Gilbert
  • Willow Creek: Karie Cook and Scott Price
  • Willow Creek Cloverbuds for youth 5-7 years of age: Sheri Cooper


  • New Members Plug-in to 4-H (This online-only version of a 4-H club allows members to participate virtually as individuals rather than in a traditional 4-H club.) Contact Cartha Gustafson at the Extension Office for more information.


  • 4-H Shooting Sports: Archery, Shotgun, Air Pistol & Air Rifle
  • 4-H Jazz Band: Richard and Cartha Gustafson
  • 4-H Tractor Club: Jeremy Williams or Seth Gard
  • 4-H Horse Club: Karen Hutchens or Susan Shotts
  • 4-H Rabbit Club: Tresa Morris

Please review the 4-H Policies

2021 Clark County 4-H Show Schedule - Tentative!

2021 Clark County 4-H Handbook

2021 Excused Absence Form

2021 Swine Ownership Form

2021 Goat Ownership Form

2021 Sheep Ownership Form

2021 Horse Ownership/Lease Form

QAEC Online Training - Must be completed by first-year members exhibiting in dogs, cats, poultry, rabbits, horses, and livestock/vet science poster exhibits.

YQCA Online Training - Members enrolled in dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats must take the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals certification annually. Attend either a face-to-face class or certify on-line.  The estimated cost for the face-to-face training will be $3 and $12 for the online version. The local date for in-person training will be in June. Online registration will be required. Date and link will be provided when available.

Jr. & Open shows for the 2021 Illinois State Exhibition

2021 Illinois State Exhibit Health Requirements

2021 County Fair Exhibition Health Requirements