4-H in Crawford County


In Crawford County, we offer nearly a dozen 4-H clubs and 80 projects for youth to choose from.

Ready to learn more about joining a 4-H club where you live? Complete this survey.

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QAEC Online Training - Must be completed by first-year members exhibiting in dogs, cats, poultry, rabbits & horses

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. As of March 2022, the new website is yqcaprogram.org. All families need to create a new account on the new website. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to create a new account. 4-H'ers can choose to complete the online training ($12) or attend the in-person training ($3) on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 PM at the Extension Office. All registrations and payments are handled through the YQCA website, not the Extension Office. 

Record-keeping is an important part of 4-H!  It is a way to keep notes about what you have learned and accomplished during the past year and helps you to set goals for the upcoming year.  It also is a way to let others know what you have accomplished and assist you in the award-selection process as well as have a complete record of your activity for future use on award applications, scholarship and college applications. 


 My Illinois 4-H Experiences Recognition Application

Based on your number of experiences in participation, community service, leadership and project learning, achieve one of these five levels:

  1. Bronze Clover – 1 experience in each dimension
  2. Silver Clover – 2 experiences in each dimension, at least 2 at the county level or beyond
  3. Gold Clover – 4 experiences in each dimension, at least 2 beyond the county level
  4. Diamond Clover – 6 or more experiences in one dimension, at least 4 beyond the county level
  5. Emerald Clover – 8 or more experiences in one dimension, at least 4 beyond the county level, plus at least 2 at the state or national level (will not be available for recognition in the Participation dimension. 

Click here 4-H Experience Application for a PDF fillable form.  The Experiences Recognition Awards will be presented at a county recognition event. 

Other Awards


4-H and Extension Foundation Scholarship
The award of up to $500 may be used for educational expenses during the first or second year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. The number of awards to be given out will be of the Foundation’s discretion. The award is given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, or disability. While academics are important, the scholarship is based more on overall 4-H achievements and 4-H participation. The Selection Committee judges applications based on the above values. There will be no further investigation of the prospective students or their parents with respect to financial need or other personal matters. Students must complete the entire application and must sign the application. The Crawford County 4-H & Extension Foundation must receive the application by the due date.

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