Rock Island County 4-H

What's it like in 4-H?

You make 4-H what you want it to be. In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you. 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 with the help of adult 4-H volunteers who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want. Join our 4-H family today! 

We have 4-H Community Clubs you can join in cities and towns across our county: 4-H in the City, East Moline |  Buccaneers, Port Byron | Edgington Go-Getters, Edgington | Hayburners, Milan | Magical Muggles, Moline | Rockridge Royals, Milan | Rural Go-Getters,  Orion | Rural True Blues, Orion | Trail Blazers, Sherrard | Zuma Zippers, Port Byron

We have a variety of Special Interest clubs you can also join. Over six or more meetings you'll get to explore one subject area like fishing, cooking, sewing, robotics, goats, and more! Check out the current 4-H SPIN Clubs

4-H Special Workshops & Classes


4-H Goat Club

Learn important life skills in this "learn-by-doing" experience! Meetings held on Sundays, May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 30, and July 14, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds. Bring your goat, or leasing options are available. Learn how to judge and select goats, feed and manage goats, fit and show goats. Put your skills to the test at the Mercer or Rock Island County 4-H Goat Shows during fair! There's a limited number of goats available for lease, so don't delay, register today!

Livestock Fitting Clinic

Are you a youth eager to step into the world of livestock showing? Look no further! Sherrard FFA & 4-H proudly present the Livestock 101 Clinic, an unmissable opportunity for budding showmen and women to hone their skills and passion for livestock. Plan to join us April 13, 9 a.m., at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, Aledo, IL Cost: $15 early bird until April 5 and then $25 after and at the door. Dive into the fundamentals of showing cattle, sheep, market goats, and swine. This clinic is tailored for all skill levels.