4-H and Youth Development

Current Events: 


  • March 5th – Speaking Demonstration Contest – Wauzeka Century Hall – 6:00pm
  • March 9th – Music Festival – Wauzeka Steuben School (Doll Gym) – 9:00am
  • March 29th – YQCA – Cty Hwy Dept – Seneca, 9:00 – 10:30am
  • April 6th – Project Discovery Day – Seneca School – 9:00am
  • April 7th – Shooting Sports practice – Lonnie Achenbach Farm – 5:30pm
  • April 8th – Leaders Meeting – County Highway Department – Seneca – 7:00pm
  • April 14th – Shooting Sports practice – Lonnie Achenbach Farm – 5:30pm
  • April 21st – Shooting Sports practice – Lonnie Achenbach Farm – 5:30pm
  • April 27th – YQCA – Solar Town Farm & Home – Soldiers Grove, 2:00pm
  • April 28th – Drama Festival – Prairie du Chien School – 2:00pm
  • May 5th – Shooting Sports practice – Lonnie Achenbach Farm – 5:30pm
  • May 13th – Leaders Meeting – County Highway Department – Seneca – 7:00pm
  • May 19th – Shooting Sports practice – Lonnie Achenbach Farm – 5:30pm
  • June 2nd – Shooting Sports practice – Lonnie Achenbach Farm – 5:30pm
  • June 9th – Shooting Sports Tournament
  • July 15th – Chopped – Century Hall – 6:00pm
  • July 16th – Cake and Clothing Revue – Seneca Town Hall – 6:00pm
  • July 31st-August 2nd – 4-H Summer Camp at Upham Woods in the Wisconsin Dells.
    Parent chaperones and high school counselors are needed. Contact Amy if interested.
  • August 22nd-25th – Crawford County Fair – Gays Mills

Other Ongoing Events:

Sewing Project– Meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month, 9:00am-11:00am, unless otherwise noted.
Sign up for one, a few, or all! Register Here: https://forms.gle/MgfGhMteSnqH7v3M6
March 23rd– Quilts of Valor (all day- bring a dish to pass)
April 13th– Bags
June 8th– Clothing Revue Preparations

Gardening Project Series– Open to members in 3rd grade and up. Meetings will be held at the Gays Mills community building from 5:30-7:30pm on the following dates. Register Here: https://forms.gle/49jS3j1tmmi4a3mE7
April 11th
May 2nd
May 16th

Crocheting Project– Meetings will be held at the County Highway Department Building unless otherwise noted. Register Here: https://forms.gle/49jS3j1tmmi4a3mE7
April 7th- 2-4pm

Wildlife & Woods careers and competition statewide virtual series – new virtual series is open to youth in grades 6-12 and adult leaders. Learn about what’s available for older youth in these 4-H projects! Sessions are virtually on Nov. 27, Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 25, April 22, May 27.  Register through your 4-H online account: https://v2.4honline.com/

4-H project curriculum – Check out the fantastic 4-H project books! Project books are available for families to purchase at: https://shop4-h.org/pages/curriculum.  If you would like to save on shipping and tax, I will be placing an order on December 1st.  Let me know what you would like, I’ll place the order, and have it shipped to our office, where you can pick it up and pay for it.  Feel free to order on your own too.

How to Join and Enroll in 4-H:

  • To join Crawford County 4-H contact a General Leader from the table below and let them know you are interested in joining their club. The leader will give you the specific details on when club meetings occur and other events in the club.
ClubLocationGeneral LeaderPhone NumberEmail
Country CuzzMt. Zion AreaGale
Eastman CloverleafEastman AreaJane608-874-4420janeachenbach@hotmail.com
Happy Hi-LitersSeneca AreaCindy608-412-0214cindypayne1026@gmail.com
Nifty NeighborsGays Mills AreaSarah608-624-5428shdipadova@gmail.com
North Clayton CardinalsSoldiers Grove AreaMargaret608-624-5235davidsonmargaret2@gmail.com
Steuben River RunnersSteuben AreaAmy608-732-5334amy.mitchell@wisc.edu
Wonder WorkersPrairie du Chien AreaSteph920-838-2990wonderworkers4hclubpdc@gmail.com
  • After you talk to the general leader, enroll your family in 4-H Online, by going to https://wi.4honline.com
  • New enrollments are accepted all year. Previous members need to be enrolled by October 15 of the previous year.

There are two deadlines – the enrollment deadline and the project selection deadline. In order to exhibit at the 2024 Crawford County Fair, previous members need to complete the enrollment process by October 15, 2023. This year, project selection needs to be finalized by June 1, 2024. This means you have from the time you enroll until June 1, 2024 to add switch, or delete projects. Remember that you need to be enrolled in a project in 4-H in order to exhibit in that department at the Crawford County Fair.

Here are some important tips and reminders to help ensure your 4-H Online enrollment is completed correctly:

  • Contact Information: Review your family and individual profile and make sure that all contact information is accurate.
  • Code of Conduct: Read through the 4-H code of conduct with your child. Remember you are signing that you have read, understand, and agree to uphold this code.

Once your enrollment is complete, the Extension-Crawford County staff will approve your enrollment.

Crawford County 4-H Policies:

  • Youth in grades 5K-2nd grade are Cloverbuds, Kindergarten members must be 5 years old. 
  • Individual 4-H Clubs can develop their own rules and requirements for members at the beginning of the 4-H year and on file at the Crawford County Extension office by December 31st of the current year. All new 4-H members must be informed of these rules and requirements prior to joining the club.
  • Active members – should participate in more that 25% of the clubs activities attend at least 50% of the meetings, participate in at least 2 county events, and hand in a record book. They will be considered for awards for the Awards Program. Active members will have priority for trips, and only active members are eligible for trip reimbursements, financial support and/or scholarships from the 4-H Leaders’ Association.
  • Passive member – are members who do not meet the requirements of an Active member. For instance, they may participate in less than 25% of the clubs activities (example: only participates in the fair or shooting sports, etc.) Passive members are ineligible for trip reimbursement, financial support and/or scholarships from the 4-H Leaders’ Association.

If you have any questions about 4HOnline, please contact Amy Mitchell (amy.mitchell@wisc.edu)

4-H Club Projects:

There are many projects that you can choose from. The state 4-H website has great information for you to learn more about your projects.

If you have any questions about Crawford County 4-H, please contact:

Amy Mitchell, 4-H Youth Development Educator
Extension Crawford County
225 N. Beaumont Rd, Suite 240
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 608-326-0224

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