4-H in Christian County

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.

Kids planting seeds inside soil placed in seed containers.

Salsa Gardening for Kids

Extension Horticulture Educator, Andrew Holsinger will be on hand to discuss starting seeds, planting a salsa garden, and basic care requirements.
A sirloin steak being held with tongs cooking on a grill with flames around the steak.

Meat Science Workshop

Join University of Illinois instructor and meat judging coach, Caroline Downey, to learn about meat science, discuss carcass evaluation, complete a meat fabrication, and cooking demonstration.
A person using string to tie together a flower bouquet.

Flower Arranging

Join Joanna Buesinger of Southern Belle Florist to create a beautiful floral arrangement together and learn some basic care requirements.
An image of pink tulips in bloom, a cherry blossom tree in fill bloom, and a camera.

4-H Spring Photo Contest

Spring has sprung! Capture the beauty of the season with our 4-H Spring Photo Contest! The photo MUST be taken by the 4-H member.

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Fairs and Shows

Awards & Scholarships

2024 Christian County 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Required Trainings to Show Livestock

  • YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (required for beef, dairy, goats, sheep, and swine)
  • QAEC – Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification (required for dog, cat, poultry, rabbit, small pet, and horse)
  • Due May 1 in order for you to show livestock at your local county 4-H fair.

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