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Enrolling in 4-H

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Club Listing

 Club  General Leader  Meeting Date  Club Interest
Country Clovers  Peggy Brandenburg
Tammy Hedrick
2nd Monday, 7 pm
Koshkonong Town Hall
Large Animal (swine, beef, dairy) and variety of other projects such as arts & photography
Country Roamers  Pam Drewek 2nd Sunday, 4 pm
Drewek Home, Jefferson
Large horse and photography enrollment but does other wide variety of other projects.
Country Roots  Jenny Statz
Cream of the Crop  Megan Lundy 3rd Sunday, 1 pm
Lundy Home, Jefferson
Large enrollments in dairy and beef. Great for a family that wants to get involved with animals.
Defenders of the Clover  Sheri Bergum 1st Thursday, 7 pm
Bank of Lake Mills, Watertown
Main enrollments in non-animal projects with focus on arts, photography, & shooting sports
Duck Creek  Brett Hart 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
St. Coletta Cabin, Jefferson
Main projects: animals, foods, photography, robotics and more. Great for new families because there is a large variety.
Farming Around 4-H  Cheryl Mierendorf
Annette Jaeckel
3rd Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Jaeckel Home, Jefferson
Wide variety of different projects.
Farmington All Stars  Nicole Wagner
Jessica Olson
1st Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Farmington Town Hall
VERY large club. Main projects are animals, woodworking, shooting sports and photography.
Hebron Helping Hands  Cindy Hamre Incha 1st Monday, 7 pm
Hebron Town Hall
Main projects are cultural arts, dairy, rabbits, photography, & woodworking.
Hubbleton Hustlers  Kim Degner 1st Sunday, 4 pm
River Bend Activity Center, Watertown
Main projects are cultural arts, goats, dairy, poultry, photography, & woodworking.
Ideal Clever Clovers  Courtney Kreger
Kim Kreger
3rd Saturday, 10:30 am
Fort Public Library
(No meeting in December or July)
Small club looking to grow! Club has a large variety of different projects.
 Ixonia Victory  Lisa Small 1st Monday, 6:30 pm
Ixonia Town Hall
Offers great options for younger members, families. Main projects are shooting sports, sheep, foods & Cloverbuds. Has a large variety.
 Jefferson Boosters  Sue van Zanten 2nd Sunday, 6 pm
Immanuel United Methodist Church, Jefferson
Club welcomes new members. Popular projects are cultural arts, foods, shooting sports, gardening and woodworking.
 Lake Mills Legendaries  Rachael Davies
Melissa Roglitz-Walker
1st Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Methodist Church, Lake Mills
Small club with main projects in cultural arts, legos, photography, shooting sports, and Cloverbuds.
 Lake Ripley  Joy Brattlie 3rd Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Oakland Town Hall, Cambridge
Large club with a wide variety. Popular projects are cultural arts, beef, dairy, foods, photography, poultry, rabbits, & shooting sports.
 Lovely Llama

 

Barb Parsons
Michele Mattrisch

 

2nd Saturday, 10 am
Jefferson County Fair Park
This club focuses on all aspects of the llama and alpaca project.
 Lucky Clovers  Jeff West 2nd Monday, 7 pm
Cloverbuds, 6 pm
Watertown Senior Center, Watertown
Club offers a wide variety of projects for every interest.
 Maple Street Hustlers  Lisa Griebenow

2nd Thursday, 6:30 pm

Ixonia Town Hall (downstairs)

Club offers a wide variety of different project enrollments.
 Palmyra Oak Hill Hustlers  Peggy Lean 1st Sunday, 6:30 pm
Palmyra Village Hall
Main projects are beef, horse, swine and poultry. Mostly youth interested in animals.
 Rock Lake Troopers  Nancy & Scott Schultz 1st Monday, 6:30 pm
Lake Mills Legion
Large club with lots of variety to fit kinds of different interests.
 Rock River Clovers  Terri Besch
Amber Burke
Jenny Bos
1st Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Rockwell Elementary
Popular projects include cultural arts, dairy, foods, photography, swine, shooting sports & woodworking.
 Rock River Rebels  Jean Doherty
Kevin Doherty
Varies Main focus of the club is showing animals especially beef and swine.
 South Side Eagles  Carol Eck 2nd Monday, 7 pm
Lake Mills Methodist Church
Club is large with a variety of different interests.
 Stable Stompers  Jessica Pfeifer
LeAnn Kissner
2nd Saturday, 9 am
Acclaim Performance Horses, Jefferson
This clubs main focus is the horse projects and they have meetings at a stable.
 Stone School

 

Crystal Hoffmann

 

1st Tuesday, 7 pm
Cold Spring Town Hall
This club is large with a variety of different projects. There is something for everyone’s interests.
 Sullivan Stars  Tammy Price 1st Thursday, 6:30 pm
VFW Building, Sullivan
Members have a wide variety of interests.
 Twin Rivers  Will Jacobson
Brian Schroeder
2nd Wednesday, 6:30 pm
EXT Building, Jefferson
Club is always looking to explore new projects but popular projects include cultural arts, foods, photography & swine.
Waterloo Wonder Stars

 

Tammy Renforth

 

1st or 2nd Sunday, 6 pm
KJ Memorial Library, Waterloo
Relaxed club atmosphere. Club members have a wide variety of interests.

Get Involved in 4-H

Camp Experiences

  • Base Camp (3rd – 6th Grade)

Explore different aspects of 4-H and the outdoors at Upham Woods 4-H Camp, Wisconsin Dells. This camp will include swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires, songs, games and more. Base Camp will sleep in cabins with other campers their age and be led by 4-H youth counselors (9th – 12th grades) and adult staff.

Please watch your newsletter and Clover Connections for additional information for registration and pricing.

Educational Experiences

Jefferson County offers its members the opportunity to participate in educational experiences that are offered through the Wisconsin 4-H program. For more information on the educational opportunities, please refer to the website at: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hedopp/ . Reminder: this is the State website. Jefferson County may not offer scholarships for all experiences listed.

Jefferson County asks members interested in educational experiences to complete the “Jefferson County 4-H Trip Application” form be certain deadline. Please refer to the application plus detailed information at: https://jefferson.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/trip-awards/ . The Jefferson County 4-H Leaders Association offers scholarships for many of the educational experiences. Most scholarships offer cover half of the trip cost. Details are outlined in the Trip Application Form.

State Team Opportunities

Who: Youth in grades 10th – 12th
When: Year Long
Where: Around the State
Teams include: Arts, Communications and Drama.

Applications and more information at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4harts/

International Opportunities

Applications and more information at https://wi4hinternational.org/

  • Homestay Abroad – youth ages 15-18 (Japan 12 -18)

When: Summer, applications due November 20 (to State 4-H Office)
Where: Costa Rica, South Korea, Finland and Japan

  • Host an International Studentany 4-H family

When: Summer or All Year Long
Where: Students come from all over and stay in your home for a few weeks or an entire year.

Other Events – Watch Your Newsletter

  • Junior Leaders – youth in grades 6th – 12th
  • Horse Education
  • Horse Judging
  • Dairy Quiz Bowl
  • Meat Judging
  • Livestock Judging
  • Officer Training
  • Project Learning Day
  • Cloverbud Day Camp
  • Foods Revue
  • Clothing Revue
  • County Fair
  • State Fair

Award Opportunities

  • RECORD BOOK AWARDS (Cloverbud – 13 Grade)
    Each members is encouraged to complete a Record Book each year. All record books will be judged and receive ribbons. Outstanding Record Books will receive special awards at the awards banquet in October.
  • PROJECT AWARDS (Grades 3-13)
    4-H provides learning by doing. We know each of you learns through your project areas and we want to hear about it. Project Awards are offered in ANY project area. You can apply for awards in three project areas per year, but are only able to receive two awards per year. Project awards are presented to members who have reached their project goals, gained knowledge and skills, and shown leadership, growth and achievement within a project.
  • 4-H CLOVER AWARDS (Grades 3-13)
     The Clover Award Program recognizes 4-H members for their active participation in club and county activities and events. By participating in activities and events, members can earn points towards recognition steps. A step may take   more than one year to achieve. There are five recognition steps (Green, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Emerald). Each step has minimum requirements.
  • KEY AWARD (Grades 9-12)
    The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills and actively participated in the    functions of their 4-H club and community. You must be 9th grade or older and have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership. Selection should be based on an evaluation of the candidate’s total 4-H  record (membership, projects, activities, leadership, personal development and county 4-H and community involvement).
  • HANDS TO LARGER SERVICE AWARD (Club Award)
    The 2nd H is about pledging our hands to service. 4-H clubs (and members) who complete Community Service events in the name of 4-H should be honored for the things they do. Each club should complete the “My Hands to Larger Service” Log to record the things that club members and your club as a whole do throughout the year. The clubs with the highest percentage of involvement will receive a monetary award. Each club who completes the log will be honored for their service.

All award and record book information can be found online: https://jefferson.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-record-books/ . Check with your Club Leader for awards and scholarship information that is club specific.

4-H Communication

It is important to stay connected to the Jefferson County Program when you are enrolled. Below is the list of ways the county will communicate with you about countywide projects meetings and other events happening countywide in 4-H. Please make sure to stay connected with your local club on the latest updates as well.

4-H Family Newsletter

The 4-H Family Newsletter is a source of information for families to learn about opportunities, activities, workshops, deadlines and other information about Jefferson County 4-H.  Leaders and members may submit articles. The newsletter is assembled, printed and distributed through the Extension Jefferson County Office. The newsletter also serves as the essential source of information for Jefferson County Fair, Meat Animal Project Committee (MAP) and other important project and activities.

4-H Calendar

The Jefferson County Extension maintains a 4-H Google Calendar. All events for the upcoming year are posted on the calendar. When the Extension Office is notified of an event it is uploaded to the calendar. Please refer to this calendar for your 4-H activities, events and project meetings. The calendar can be found at this link or at jefferson.extension.wisc.edu/4h.

Weekly Clover Connection

The Clover Connection is sent via email through 4-H Online each week usually on Mondays. The Weekly Clover Connection includes important information for the upcoming week. Please watch for the Clover Connection each week to be informed of important changes.

Facebook and 4-H Minute

Search ‘Jefferson County 4-H’ and look for the EXT logo to find our county Facebook page for additional communication about countywide activities. Clubs are welcome to post on this page to share or promote their club activities. We hope you’ve been enjoying the 4-H Minute weekly videos. Make sure you’re following Jefferson County 4-H to have access!

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