4-H in Woodford 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!

Upcoming Woodford County Events

Public Speaking and Food Demonstration Event

When: Saturday March 4 beginning at 9 a.m.
Where: McLean County Extension Office, 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington

For information about the categories for Public Speaking and Food Demonstration, check out the Information Sheet.

To register and select a presentation time, visit Event Signup  
 

2023 Learn and Fun Day

When: Monday, February 20th, 2023 at 8:15am
Where: Trinity Lutheran School, Bloomington

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! Cost is $25 for 4-H members and $30 for non-4-H members.

Registration includes: morning workshops, lunch, afternoon workshops, and workshop supplies!

Register closes on January 25 

 

Cloverbud Workshop - All About Pets

All About Pets includes four simple introductory activities for our youngest 4-H members. Youth learn about different types of pets, how to choose a pet, and how to care for a pet. This activity is designed to be completed with the assistance of a caring adult. While this activity is perfect for groups, we recommend that each youth have his or her own activity booklet.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E Eureka Ave, Eureka, IL 61530
Age: 5 to 7
Cost: $5

Register

 

Cloverbud Workshop - Exploring 4-H

Exploring 4-H includes three simple introductory activities for your youngest 4-H members. Youth gain an understanding of 4-H and the types of projects they can do as a 4-H member. This activity is designed to be completed with the assistance of a caring adult. While this activity is perfect for groups, we recommend that each you have his or her own activity booklet.

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E Eureka, IL 61530
Ages: 5 to 7
Cost: $5.00

Register


Cloverbud Workshop - Build your own marshmallow rocket

Create  Your Own Marshmallow Rocket includes four introductory activities for our Cloverbud 4-H members (ages 5-8) in an 8-page activity booklet. Youth learn the basics of rockets, astronauts, and space exploration, and will even build a model rocket out of marshmallows (marshmallows not included). This activity is designed to be completed with the assistance of a caring adult. These guides are perfect for group completion, but we recommend each youth has his or her own activity book.

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E Eureka, IL 61530
Ages: 5 to 7
Cost: $5.00

Register

 

Cloverbud Workshop - Little Roots

Learn about the exciting world of gardening and kick-off the growing season with us!

Little Roots is a gardening program for all area youth ages 5-7 years old. This program encourages and inspires youth to grow their own food and flowers, increase interest in gardening, and provide an opportunity for family engagement this summer through 4-H programming.

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E Eureka, IL 61530
Ages: 5 to 7
Cost: $5.00

Register

2023

2023 Woodford County 4-H Show Book - COMING SOON

Woodford County 4-H Exhibit Report

 

Livestock:

 

Livestock Certifications

  • Access the YQCA workshop signups. This is an annual training for those with projects in beef, dairy, goat, sheep, and swine. 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)

Beef

Horse

Lamb and Goat

Swine


2022

2022  Woodford County 4-H Show Book

2022 Woodford County 4-H Show Schedule

How do I enroll in Woodford County 4-H?

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

Complete your enrollment and be approved in the 4-H system by October 31 to have the $20 program fee waived for 2022-2023.

 

Fee Waiver Form

Photo Release Form

Woodford County 4-H Clubs

Club Directory

4-H Club Map

 

Leader Resources

Treasurers Book

Secretary Book

Reporter Form

Indication of Financial Activity Statement

Long Term Spending Plan

Fundraising Approval Form

Donation Approval Form

 

 

Member Awards

 

Important Note: Applying fir 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
     

Woodford County 4-H Scholarship
We are pleased to introduce a new Woodford County 4-H Scholarship! This scholarship serves to reward Woodford County 4-H members/recent alum who have exhibited outstanding leadership, citizenship, and community service during their 4-H career. Deadline for submission to the offs is September 15, 2022. This scholarship is generously funded by the Woodford County 4-H and Extension Foundation and the University of Illinois Extension.

Club and Community Awards

 

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