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.

Check out these 4-H Clubs in Menard County

Check out these 4-H Clubs in Sangamon County

2021 Sangamon County Show Book – includes show schedules, rules, and exhibit requirements for all project areas

2021 Menard County Show Book – includes show schedules, rules, and exhibit requirements for all project areas

FairEntry Instructions – how to register which projects you want to exhibit

Quality Assurance & Ethics Certification (QAEC) training – must be completed one time by members exhibiting live animals in Horse, Poultry Rabbit, Dog, and Cat

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training – must be completed every year by members exhibiting Beef, Swine, Dairy, Goat, and Sheep; information was emailed to members enrolled in these projects

State Fair Lamb and Goat Nomination Form – for exhibitors to self-nominate non-premier lambs and goats for State Fair; forms and photos must be submitted by May 15, 2021 to be signed by Extension staff

Sangamon County Swine Nomination Form – all swine for exhibit at the Sangamon County 4-H Show must be nominated; form due June 1, 2021 

2021 Unit 16 4-H Cat Record Book – must be completed if participating in the Unit 4-H Cat Show; due July 16, 2021 to the Logan Extension Office

4-H Crops Record Form – must be completed by members exhibiting a Crops project

2021 4-H Public Speaking Contest Registration Form – only open to members enrolled in the Public Speaking project; registration due April 19, 2021