4-H In Livingston 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.



2024 Livingston County 4-H Show Information

Information At-A-Glance

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How to enroll in Livingston County 4-H?

Exciting news! We're waiving 4-H Enrollment Fees for 2023-2024!


Reminder: 4-H is always open to join all year and anytime with waiver opportunities available upon request.
Fee Waiver Form - Cost should never be a barrier to participation in 4-H. If you need a fee waiver for a program or event, please complete this form and submit to the Livingston County Extension Office at 1412 S. Locust St., Pontiac

Questions about enrolling in 4-H, selecting projects, ordering project books, and volunteering?
Contact the Livingston County Extension Office at 815-842-1776.

Fairs and Shows


2024 Livingston County 4-H Show Schedule

Signup for General Project judging times

Livingston County 4-H Exhibit Report - If unable to attend conference judging, youth may complete this Exhibit Report and have their exhibits judged.

What Project Books Do I Need?

The 4-H Project Book Selection Guide lists all of the 4-H projects that require a project book for completion, the project book name, and a link to access or purchase your needed project book. 


Exhibits need to be entered in FairEntry by June 10. The FairEntry system will open in May 2024.


  • 2024 Livestock Ownership Deadlines
  • Access the virtual YQCA training. This training is required for those with beef, dairy, goat, sheep, and swine. YQCA certification needs to be completed annually.
  • Earn your QAEC Certification here. This training is for members in cat, dog, horse, poultry, rabbit, and small pets project areas and must be completed only once during a 4-H members time in 4-H. The training site page asks for a token, however, you can simply hit 'next' to continue.   


  • State Fair Beef Nomination Form


Lamb and Goat

  • State Fair Lamb and Goat Nomination Form (live show only)
  • State Fair Premiere Lamb (carcass) Nomination Form


  • State Fair Swine Nomination Form

Records and Awards

 Livingston County 4-H is pleased to announce the Awards and Recognition Program for 2023. A variety of awards are available for members and clubs to apply for this year. Below is a listing of the county and state level awards. Please make note of the different application deadlines.

Member Awards

Experience Awards - Deadline October 2, 2023

Record Book Award - Deadline October 2, 2023

Applying for the Record Book Award requires both of the following two items:

  1. My Activities Record Sheet
  2. At least one 4-H Project Record Sheet (see options below) or Livestock Record Book


Other Awards - Deadline October 2, 2023


  • Outstanding 1st Year Member
  • I Dare You Award - The award recognizes youth ages 15-18 years old who strive to be their personal best and make a positive difference in their schools, youth groups, 4-H clubs, and communities.


State 4-H Awards

Illinois 4-H Scholarship - Deadline  November 1, 2023
Electronic Submission by 4-H Member

Sustaining the Future Award - Deadline January 31, 2024
Electronic Submission by 4-H Member 
The purpose of this award is to recognize 4-H members who have exemplified outstanding leadership within the agricultural industry and a desire to remain engaged.


Officer Awards

Deadline October 2, 2023

  • Secretary - Submit Secretary Book
  • Treasurer - Submit Treasurer Book
  • Reporter - Submit the reporter forms for the club's meetings and news articles submitted to the local paper (if applicable)
  • Historian - Submit club scrapbook of the activities from the year


Club and Community Awards

Livingston County 4-H Club Awards - County Level - Deadline October 2

Livingston County Club of the Year

Club Community Service Award

4-H Alumni Award


State 4-H site for additional state awards can be found on the Illinois 4-H Website


4-H Clubs in Livingston County

Club Directory

Map of Clubs

Newsletters and Updates

2023-2024 Newsletters

Leader Resources

Officer Training Resources

Treasurer Book

Secretary Book

Reporter Form

Fundraising Approval Form

Long Term Spending Plan

Club Organization Sheet


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Opportunity For All
Livingston County 4-H is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and accessible environment for all members, past, present, and future.