Jo Daviess County 4-H

Jo Daviess County 4-H


The Cloverbud program is open to all children ages five to seven years old as of September 1 of the current 4-H year.

Yes, now you can join 4-H along with your older brothers and sisters. Just like them, you can decide which project you want to take and participate in activities that will help you learn more about what interests you.

The 4-H Cloverbud project is designed specifically for children 5 years old through 2nd grade. 4-H Cloverbud programs are developmentally appropriate, activity-focused and build on cooperative learning. The primary difference between a 4-H Cloverbud activity and a 4-H Project area is that the member engages in varied activities with focus on developing a specific skill or concept utilized in completing the activity, rather than focusing on a long-term planned course of study in a specific subject area.

Cloverbuds are eligible to participate in many local and county activities designed for 4-H members. Cloverbud members will exhibit their projects as part of the County Fair. Exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, but not premium money. Competition is not a factor for Cloverbud members. They are encouraged to enroll in only one project per year, especially their first year.