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. 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.
Interested in joining 4-H? Just fill out this online 4-H interest form and we'll get back to you!
Check out this flyer to see the Henry County 4-H Clubs you can join!
4-H Insight 4-H Newsletter
Check out the 4-H Insight monthly newsletter - keeping our members, leaders and families up to date on the news, events, activities, deadlines and opportunities happening each month.
Local Events, Workshops, and Deadlines
Illinois 4-H offers a wide range of recognition opportunities for every type of 4-H involvement. DOWNLOAD THE OVERVIEW and learn about all the award opportunities. Deadline for individual awards for the 2019-20 4-H year is November 1, 2020. Club Award and Experience Award applications must be submitted from your local Extension office, so check with your office for their deadline! The Illinois 4-H Sustaining the Future of Agriculture Award application and Illinois 4-H Scholarships are submitted electronically directly to the State 4-H office. This deadline is for the following: 4-H Experience Awards (Diamond and Emerald levels only), Illinois 4-H Sustaining the Future of Agriculture Award Award, and Illinois 4-H Scholarships. Deadline for the club awards is October 1, 2020.
- ENGAGE...is the basic recognition a member receives just by being part of the program. There isn't any application process to win... you simply get it for being you! This recognition happens at your club and county program and might include things such as a welcoming message in the newsletter, a shout out on social media, a 4-H membership card, t-shirt, or other special treat.
- EXPERIENCE...offers recognition for members who participate in activities and events. There is always lots you can do as a 4-H member ranging from club activities to national events. There is no limit to the number of members who can achieve each level... if you do the work, you get the award.
- EXCEL...is where competition kicks in. At this level, you will be competing against other 4-H members for a very limited number of top awards. There is a chance you may win, and there is a chance you may not win. Be sure you understand that before you apply.
Click on the link below to apply:
The fair and judging of projects is complete! Great job to all of our youth who exhibited. You can see the results from this year's Henry County 4-H Virtual Fair Results Here