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.

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

Livingston Workshop Series

Summer Workshops

June 16: Resin (Geode Magnet) Art Workshop

June 16: Wood Burning Workshop


2022 Livingston County 4-H Show Book


Livingston County 4-H Exhibit Report


Required Certifications:

  • Access the YQCA workshop signups. This is an annual training for those with projects in beef, dairy, goat, sheep, and swine. Information about in-person trainings will be announced this spring. Need help signing up? Here's a helpful instruction sheet to walk you through the process.
  • Earn your QAEC Certification here. This free training is for those with projects in cat, dog, horse, poultry. This certification is to be completed only once in a 4-H member's career. (This page asks for a token, however, you can simply hit 'next' to continue)

2022 Livestock Ownership Deadlines


Horse and Pony Information

Local 4-H Show - To participate in the Livingston County 4-H Show and Jr Ag Fair Horse Show, ownership, lease papers and photos are to be sent in to the Livingston County Extension Office by June 1.

State Fair - On or before June 1 - Copies of the ownership and/or lease papers, State Fair Entries, and one set of photos must be sent together by the exhibitor directly to: Stephanie Hardy at: Illinois State Fair Entry Department, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, IL 62794-9427. PH: 217-782-0786.

Lamb and Goat


How do I enroll in Livingston County 4-H?

  • Log on to 4HOnline to create a profile, select a 4-H Club (see below for the list of local clubs) and choose at least one project that you'd like to learn about this year.
  • Submit the Assumption of Risks Form to ckinate@illinois.edu
  • Program fee - Payment of $20 submitted by credit or debit on 4HOnline or by cash or check sent to the Livingston Extension Office 1412 S. Locust St., Pontiac, IL 61764.

Fee Waiver Form - Cost should never be a barrier to participation in 4-H. If you need a fee waiver, please complete this form and submit to the Livingston County Extension Office at 1412 S. Locust St., Ponitac

Photo Release Form

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.

Ready to order project books?

Visit the Illinois 4-H Virtual Pop-up Shop

Livingston County 4-H Clubs

Club Directory

Map of 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


Leader Resources

Officer Training Resources

Treasurer Book

Secretary Book

Fundraising Approval Form

Long Term Spending Plan

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