4-H in McLean 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!

Current Events

2023 Learn and Fun Day

When: Monday, February 20th, 2023. 

Learning something new is exciting and challenging! Youth can experience workshops like Geology, Cake Decorating, Floriculture and so many more. There is something for everyone! Learn and Fun Day is open to all youth ages 5-18 in Livingston, McLean, and Woodford counties. You don't have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate!

Would you like to lead a workshop? Complete and return the workshop presenter form to the McLean County Office by December 9th, 2022.

Beef Cattle Weigh-in and Tattooing

When: Saturday, January 28th, 2023 after 9 a.m.

All 4-H members wanting to show any steer or market heifer in the county or state MUST have their animals weighed and tattooed by the beef superintendents. A postcard will be mailed to all youth enrolled in Beef.
Please RSVP the number of animals you plan to bring by contacting Sky Holland by phone OR email by January 26!

Enrollments & Clubs

How Do I enroll in McLean County 4-H?

New Family Resources:

Additional Member and Leader Resources


Forms for Clubs

Fairs & Shows

Need Project Books?

Project books can be ordered on the Illinois Virtual Pop Up Shop on shop4-H.org. The Pop Up Shop is linked here!
Want to review the Spark Sheets instead? View them here!

2022 McLean County 4-H Show

View the 2022 McLean County 4-H Show Book
View the 2022 McLean County 4-H Show Schedule


Projects need to be entered in FairEntry by June 30
Need Help selecting your projects? Click here!




Lamb and Goat



If you are interested in sponsoring awards at the McLean County 4-H Show, you can fill out the Sponsorship form here and return it to the McLean County Extension Office at 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704.

Interested in volunteering at the McLean County 4-H Show?

Contact Katie Buckley

Records & Scholarships

Click here to view timelines, application links, and responsibilities for leaders and youth for records and award applications!

McLean County Project Records: Due to the office after being reviewed from the club leader on September 15.

  • Need help filling out records? Check out our project guidance info here.

Illinois State 4-H Awards

McLean County Livestock Records


Leader of the Year Nomination Form: Applications CLOSED, check back fall 2023

Recognition of Excellence

View our annual Recognition of Excellence tabloid, where we get to show appreciation to our members and volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication to McLean  4-H throughout the year!