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.

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

Cloverbud Workshop Series

Join us for the exciting Tales of Tails 4-H STEM Reading Connections workshop series for 5 to 7 year-olds. Each month from September through April, we're hosing a different themed event full of hands-on activities and learning created especially for Cloverbud aged youth. The workshops are open to all area youth! Below is the schedule of events for this year. Contact the Livingston County Extension Office for questions or click on the event and head over for more information about each workshop.

Flocks of Fun - October 9, 2021
Down on the Farm - November 20, 2021
Plenty of Pets - December 11, 2021
Traveling to the Desert - January 15, 2022
Arctic Animals - February 12, 2022
Froggy Friends - March 12, 2022
Oceans of Wonder - April 9, 2022


How do I enroll in Livingston County 4-H?

The new 4-H year begins September 1 and we have BIG news!

We're waiving the enrollment fees for new and existing members who enroll in 4-H during the period of September 1 - October 31. Youth are able to join 4-H at any time of the year, but why not now? This is a great time to start your 4-H adventure and take advantage of this special enrollment fee waiver.

After Oct. 31, 2021, payment of $20 submitted on 4HOnline or by cash or check sent to the Livingston Extension Office 1412 S. Locust St., Pontiac, IL 61764.


Questions about enrolling in 4-H, selecting projects, ordering project books, and volunteering?
Check out our FAQ sheet or contact the Livingston County Extension Office for assistance at 815-842-1776.

4-H Fun Night - October 4

Want to find out what 4-H is all about? Youth and families who are interested in seeing what 4-H has to offer or are new to the program are invited to a special open house event scheduled for Oct. 4. Stop by the Livingston County Extension Office (1412 S. Locust St., Pontiac) between 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. We'll have fun, hands-on activities for the youth as well as current members and 4-H staff available to answer your questions about becoming a part of 4-H. Clubs are located throughout Livingston County as well as workshops and programs going on throughout the year. Come by for some fun and start your 4-H adventure! Registration is requested but not required.

Livingston County 4-H Clubs

Community Clubs

Cornell Classic Clovers* - Cornell
Cullom Co-Ed
Emington Hot Shots* - Saunemin
Fairbury Prairie Farmers* - Fairbury
Flanagan Ever Ready - Minonk
Flanagan Town & Country* - Flanagan
Forrest Fireflies* - Forrest
Graymont Achievers* - Graymont
Odell Tip Top - Odell
Pontiac Country Clovers* - Pontiac
Pontiac Power Rockets* - Pontiac
Rooks Creek Piorneers - Graymont
Tractor Wheels* - Dwight
Waldo Peppy - Gridley
Wide Awake Timberline - Long Point

* indicates a Cloverbud Club is available for 5 to 7 year olds


SPIN (SPecial INterest) Clubs

Livestock Judging Team
Nature Club
PAWesome Pals - Dog club
Sharp Shooters - Shooting Sports club

School Based Clubs

Livingston Skill Builders


Livingston County 4-H Handbook - Coming Soon!

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
  • Treasurer
  • Reporter
  • Historian

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