Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Livingston & Woodford Counties
University of Illinois Extension
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
4-H in Woodford County
The Woodford County 4-H program is actually a part of University of Illinois Extension. Through U of I Extension, 4-H programs are conducted statewide. 4-H is an organization that is known all over the world, with clubs in every county of every state in the United States, and in more than 80 countries around the world.
4-H is organized into clubs throughout the county, based either on where members live, or projects they choose to take. Volunteer adult leaders help to lead the clubs, provide organization and adult supervision for the various club activities. They also help to provide educational opportunities for the members, and chances for leadership and citizenship development.
If you are looking to join a 4-H club, you may contact a 4-H leader or the Extension Office.
The 4-H year begins on September 1. Starting this year, enrollment must be done online at http://il.4honline.com Youth are invited to join 4-H at any time throughout the year; however, to be eligible to participate in the Woodford County 4-H Show, youth must meet the following 4-H enrollment deadlines:
December 1. This is the deadline for all RETURNING 4-H Members. In order to exhibit at the county 4-H show, youth must be enrolled and the $20 program fee taken care of by December 1. The 4-H member must enroll in at least one project by this deadline. The program fee may be paid by check, 4-H Club check, cash, credit card (online) or by completing a scholarship form available at the office.
April 15. In order to exhibit at the county 4-H show, enrollment and the $20 program fee is due for all NEW 4-H members by this date. The program fee may be paid by cash, check, credit card (online) or by completing a scholarship form.
April 15 Final changes (add or drop) in project enrollment for ALL 4-H members.
Please remember that a youth may join 4-H at any time during the year. The above deadlines are in order to exhibit at the county 4-H show.
As workshops, classes, steer tattooing, and other opportunities are planned, information will be sent to those who are enrolled in the corresponding projects. It would be to your advantage to select your projects sooner rather than later.
No child shall be turned away from 4-H for financial reasons. Leaders or 4-H families may receive a fee waiver application by calling their county extension office. The form is also be posted on our website.