What is 4-H?

4-H flag with American flag on table

4-H is a learn-by-doing youth development program delivered throughout Wisconsin. In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique, learn-by-doing model teaches kids essential, transferable skills that they’ll use throughout their lives, such as problem solving, decision making, coping, communicating and responding to the needs of others.

What do you do in 4-H?

Youth who belong to a 4-H club plan, lead, and participate in activities, events, and gatherings. These can be through the local county 4-H, state-wide, or nationally.

Youth are encouraged to participate as much, or as little, as they are able to; however, the higher the participation, the better the experience, and the more youth will learn.

Youth in grades K-2 will be registered in our Cloverbud program.

Youth in grades 3-12 will be registered as Club Members.

Who operates 4-H?

In Wisconsin, 4-H is the Youth Development Program of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension.

Most counties have an Extension office that runs the 4-H program. Extension offices also provide partnering support through local tax dollars.

At the national level, 4-H is a part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the federal partner of the state land-grant University.

4-H Projects:



LEGO Robotics

Small Animals

Theater Arts

Youth Leadership


Cake Decorating




4-H gives youth the opportunity to experience a variety of topics, which may help in deciding on a life-long career or hobby as youth get older.

With more to choose from!

Learn More About 4-H!


 Questions? Need clarification? Contact Oneida County 4-H Staff:

Anne Williams, Oneida County UW-Extension 4-H Program Educator

Phone: 715-365-2750     Email: apwilliams@wisc.edu

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