Macon County 4-H

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1 in 14 kids in Illinois is in 4-H. Through 4-H, youth can travel, have fun, build leadership skills and connect with new friends, mentors and future employers. Get ready to make the best better!

Learn more about existing  Macon County 4-H clubs below. Don't see one in your area? Start your own club! All you need is an adult volunteer and five youth who will meet at least six times a year and explore one or many project areas. 

Clubs not your style? Sign up for an afterschool program or attend 4-H summer camp in Monticello. Teachers, add a 4-H curriculum to your classroom. Teenagers, share your skills and become a 4-H Teen Teacher.

 

Interested? Ready to take the plunge? 

Complete this state interest survey to find the 4-H group that's right for you. If you're ready to start a club or get 4-H in your classroom, please fill out this contact form and a 4-H staff member will be in touch. 

Membership Enrollment

The 4-H new year begins September 1. Enroll or re-enroll as a member, family, club or volunteer through ZSuite. Need help? Check out the How to Enroll page. Find all the materials you need for project guides and selection, releases and medical forms, club position books, financial statements, fundraiser and donation documents and more on the Club Resources page.

Cloverbud programs are open to 5 to 7-year-olds. 4-H is open to 8 to 18-year-olds. If you're already a member, explore the links below for more resources.

Local Clubs

Decatur

  • Crossfire Shooting Sports: Air Rifle, Archery or Shotgun, character building, and safety. Additional club fees apply. 
    Beginning Archery: October-December | Air Rifle: January-March | Shotgun: May-July
  • Old King's Orchard: Leadership and club projects, Cloverbuds welcome
  • 4-H SCREAM: Traditional 4-H Club, First Lego League & First Tech Challenge Robotics Team

Argenta

  • A&O Producers: Traditional community club

Blue Mound

  • The Green Machines: Individual interests, leadership experiences, community-driven, Cloverbuds welcome

Long Creek

  • Long Creek Critters: Individual projects, community service focus

Maroa/Forsyth

  • Maroa Livestock: Large & small animals, general projects, Cloverbuds welcome

Mt. Zion

  • Mt. Zion Blues: Individual development, community service, Cloverbuds welcome

Fairs & Shows

Horse Show

July 2 and 3, 2022 | DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds
*rain dates August 6 and 7

Archery Competition

July 6, 2022 at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. | DeWitt County Fairgrounds

DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties Livestock Show and General Project Show

July 8 to 11, 2022 | DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds

Illinois State Fair

August 11 to 21, 2022 | Springfield

Fairs & Shows Documents and Forms