4-H Programs

When can I join?

The 4-H year starts in September.  New and re-enrolling members should enroll online at https://wi.4honline.com as soon as they have decided to become members of a club.  4-H projects can be added on this online program also.

Who can join 4-H?

4-H grade is determined as of October 1st.  1st & 2nd graders enroll as Cloverbuds. 2nd graders may also sign up as regular members (but may not take a live animal to the fair per state regulations).  3rd graders enroll as Explorers or regular members.   Youth continue to be eligible for membership one (1) year beyond high school.  Graduation from 4-H may be following high school graduation -or- one (1) year after high school graduation.

Where can I join?

Enrollment is done through the local club.  Look below for a listing of individual clubs and contacts in Pepin County.  New and re-enrolling members should enroll online at https://wi.4honline.com as soon as they have decided to become members of a club.

What do I need to join?

Contact your local club general leader for specifics.  There may be an annual individual club enrollment fee.     For more information on how to join Pepin County 4H  see our brochure: Pepin County 4-H Brochure

YOUTH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

County to County (Intrastate) Exchange is a trip where youth travel to another Wisconsin County and then that same summer their host will travel to Pepin County.  This program is for members 7-8 grades.  Do not need M.E. form for application.  If interested contact the Extension Office.

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is held in Madison the 3rd week of June, 2011.  This is a great beginning trip for members in the 8th-10th grades.  M.E. form and recordbook needed for application.

Community Service Trip

This trip is in conjunction with the Pierce and Buffalo 4-H program.  Teens (9th-12th  grade) travel to another state to help those in need.  This takes place for a week in the summer.  Dates to be announced.  ME form and recordbook is needed for application.

Citizenship Washington Focus is for members in the 9th grade and over.  Delegates participate in seminars on citizenship, leadership, government, tour D.C. and meet with U.S. Congress and Senate.  This takes place for 10 days in the summer.  Delegates stay at the National 4-H Center, near D.C.  M.E. form and recordbook needed for application.

National 4-H Congress includes a wide selection

of self-development seminars, tours, and a service project while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.  Delegates selected this fall will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, in November of 2010 (during Thanksgiving vacation but not on Thanksgiving Day – allow a couple of days for travel).  Members must be 14-18 years of age as of 1-1-2009 at the time of application.  Do not need M.E. form for application.  State selection.  Ask Marie for details.

National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. will be held April (allow a couple of days for travel).  Participants will work in task-groups with other youth from across the country to develop plans around specific issues (education, promotion, environment, youth partnerships, etc.)  They will help direct future 4-H programming.  They will also spend a day meeting with legislators and touring.  Members must be 14-18 years of age as of January.  Do not need M.E. form for application.  State selection.  Ask Marie for details.

International Travel Opportunities are also available.  Contact the 4-H Youth Development Agent (Marie) for more information.