Serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

All in-person activities are canceled through May 31 due to COVID-19.

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2020 Fairbooks are coming soon!

You will be able to find these on the individual county 4-H pages when they are available. In the meantime, here are dates for each county:

Ford County Fair: June 14-20
Vermilion County Fair: June 24-28
Iroquois County Fair: July 14-20
Champaign County Fair: July 22-August 1

Animal Care class other forms Who is this done by?  signature date
Cat QAEC once Vet records - upload yourself to 4-H Online Exhibitor and Family    
Beef YQCA yearly Beef Weigh-In/Tattooing Nomination Form Beef Super and Extension Staff Done at Weigh-In Beginning of February 
Dairy YQCA yearly        
Dog QAEC once Ownership/leasing papers, vet records upload yourself to 4-H Online Exhibitor and Family not required ASAP
Goat (Dairy and Meat) YQCA yearly Self Nominating, by mail to State and Local Extension Offices Exhibitor and Family Waived in 2020 By May 15, Weigh-in postponed
Horse QAEC once Ownership/leasing papers, by mail to State and Local Extension Offices Exhibitor and Family   June 20 for Illinois State Fair Junior Show
Poultry QAEC once        
Rabbit QAEC once        
Sheep YQCA yearly Self Nominating Exhibitor and Family Waived in 2020  By May 15, Weigh-in postponed
Small Pets (including guinea pigs) QAEC once Vet records - upload yourself to 4-H Online Exhibitor and Family    
Swine YQCA yearly Self Nominating, by mail to State and Local Extension Offices Exhibitor and Family   Weigh-in postponed

2020 Fairbooks are coming soon!

You will be able to find these on the individual county 4-H pages when they are available. In the meantime, here are dates for each county:

Ford County Fair: June 14-20
Vermilion County Fair: June 24-28
Iroquois County Fair: July 14-20
Champaign County Fair: July 22-August 1

 

In 4-H, you learn by doing and you usually have a pretty great time while you're doing it! Want to know more about what your 4-H experience might look like?

  • Create and build things. Whether you're inspired by robots and drones or photography and recipe cards, our programs give you the tools and the opportunities to create, imagine, and build. 
  • Travel and see the world around you. In 4-H, you can travel across the state and around the world if that's what you're in to. Dream big and discover the world through our programs. 
  • Explore careers that interest you. In 4-H, career exploration is more than just reading about possible jobs, it involves rolling up your sleeves and trying it on for size. 
  • Make new friends. From clubs to camps to field trips, in 4-H you'll meet new people and experience new social and cultural events. It's pretty easy to form lasting friendships when they're based on shared interests and experiences. 
  • Teach and inspire kids. 4-H helps prepare youth for roles as leaders in their classrooms, communities, and future careers. We'll help you develop the skills you need to work with youth in your community and help them launch their own 4-H journey. 
  • Help others. A core aspect of 4-H is learning to serve with and for those around us. 4-H clubs create opportunities for members to find meaningful ways to impact the people and neighborhoods they live in. 
  • Meet cool people and earn cool prizes. Who wouldn't love the chance to meet and learn from some of the best athletes, actors, scientists, and artists in their fields? Our network of professional contacts is deep and wide - you never know who might show up at a 4-H event!

4-H is a place where you can find where you belong. It's where you decide what matters to you and learn about things that interest you. And, it's the place where you serve in the community where you live.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Interested in learning more about 4-H but not sure where to start? Complete this interest survey to find the 4-H group that's just right for you. If you're already a member, you'll find everything you're looking for in the links below.

County 4-H Programs