- About This Program
- 4-H Club Fundraiser and Financial Forms
- 4-H Club Officer Forms
- 4-H International Night
- 4-H Project Record Forms
- 4-H Project Resources
- Award Applications
- Cloverbud Information
- Enrollment Instructions & Required Forms
- Fair Judging Information and Videos
- Livestock and Ethics
- McHenry County Fair and State Fair Info.
- Public Presentations
- Scholarships and Award Opportunities
- SPIN (SPecial INterest) Clubs-Tech Team, Woodworking, Shooting Sports, Robotics, Rabbit, Dogs, Horse
- Teen Opportunities
- Sheep Fitting & Showmanship Clinic - June 2nd
Register by June 1, 2018
- 4-H Ambassador Meeting- June 6th - McH. Co
Register by June 5, 2018
- Beef Clinic - June 9th - McH Co
Register by June 8, 2018
- Beef Carcass - pre-fair fee
Register by June 11, 2018
- Horse Week Night Warm-up Clinics - May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 - McHenry
Register by June 18, 2018
- Rabbit Clinic 2 - Basics 6/23 McH Co
Register by June 21, 2018
- Poultry Pullorum-Typhoid Testing 6/24/18
Register by June 22, 2018
- 2018 McHenry County Fair 4-H Apparel for Sale! ENDS 6/24
Register by June 24, 2018
- Cloverbud Project Registration - McHenry County Fair
Register by July 15, 2018
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
100 South US Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1102 McConnell Road
PO Box 1430
Woodstock, IL 60098
McHenry County 4-H
For more than 100 years, 4-H has been providing "hands-on" learning experiences to youth in McHenry County. The philosophy that learning by doing teaches skills that will be used, transferred and remembered throughout life is still valid today. With today's rapidly changing world, this philosophy is still quite important as youths learn through specific projects skills that can be transferred, such as decision making, communicating with others, understanding why community involvement is important, and an appreciation of diversity.
The 4-H Program is the Youth Development Program sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. The four "H's" provide the focus for the 4-H Program, focusing on developing youth's head, heart, hands and health. 4-H provides a "learning by doing" philosophy to help our youth develop their whole being.
4-H Members are found in both rural and urban settings throughout McHenry County. Members must be 8 years of age as of September 1 and can remain in the program through age 19. The Cloverbud Program is offered to youth ages 5, 6 and 7 years and is a non-competition based pre 4-H program.
Leadership skills are developed through 4-H experiences such as serving on planning committees, becoming an officer, attending regional, state and national events.
Adults often express that they can always tell a 4-H member, because they are the youth that are capable of speaking in front of an audience, they have strong organizational skills, their work ethic is positive, and they are open-minded regarding others.
To become a member, call our local office at 815-338-3737. Or if you would like to volunteer as a leader, we would be happy to help you establish your own club.
- 2017/2018 4-H Clover is Here!
Be sure to check out this year's 4-H Clover filled with information on projects, and opportunities for the 2017/2018 4-H year! Please contact the University of Illinois-Extension Office at 815.338.3737 for more information on the McHenry Co. 4-H program. Posted 9.21.17
- 2017/2018 4-H Schedule of Events/Calendar
- 4-H Online
- McHenry County Face Book Page
- State 4-H Website
State wide information and downloads can be found here on the State 4-H website!