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.


Information At-A-Glance

Looking for specific 4-H information?

Fairs and Shows


2023 Livingston County 4-H Show Book

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


Exhibits need to be entered in FairEntry by June 10. The FairEntry system is now open and may be accessed at fairentry.com or go directly to the Livingston County FairEntry Site.


  • 2023 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.



Lamb and Goat


How to enroll in Livingston County 4-H?

Exciting news! We're waiving 4-H Enrollment Fees for 2022-2023!


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.

4-H Clubs in Livingston County

Club Directory

Map of Clubs

Newsletters and Updates

5-26-2023 - Fair Information
5-15-2023 - Fair Information
5-1-2023 - Shooting Sports Calendar



Records and Awards

Member Awards

* Important Note: 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 above options) or Livestock Record Book


Officer Awards

  • Secretary - Submit Secretary Book
  • Treasurer - Submit Treasurer Book
  • Reporter - Submit club scrapbook
  • Historian - submit a notebook or folder of club meeting reports and/or news articles submitted to the local paper

See pages 4-5 in the Livingston Recognition Guidebook for details and application requirements of Officer Awards.


Club and Community Awards

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

Leader Resources

Officer Training Resources

Treasurer Book

Secretary Book

Reporter Form

Fundraising Approval Form

Long Term Spending Plan

Club Organization Sheet

Find the latest 4-H News on our Unit 4-H Page!

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