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4-H memories from a friend in Crawford County

4-H memories from a friend in Crawford County

This is an article shared by John Gibbs, originally published as an editorial in the Crawford County Independent in Gays Mills, WI. Happy 100th birthday to all present and past 4-H clubs, members, parents, leaders, and supporters that are or have been a part of this venerable organization. You’ve probably seen and heard about that […]

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Lincoln County 4-H’er Creates Mural to Honor 100 Years of Wisconsin 4-H

Lincoln County 4-H’er Creates Mural to Honor 100 Years of Wisconsin 4-H

Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development has been celebrating 100 years of positive youth development programming during the year. Recently, Jeza Kleinschmidt, a 4-H member in the Lincoln County Merrill Busy Bees 4-H Club, completed a mural to honor the centennial.

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The full range of 4-H experiences, in just one family

The full range of 4-H experiences, in just one family

Thank you to Sara Bredesen for sharing this awesome retrospective about her family’s experience in Rock County 4-H! This piece was written in 2011 to celebrate National 4-H Week.

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Celebrating the Centennial at the Walworth County Fair

Celebrating the Centennial at the Walworth County Fair

On August 27, the 165th Walworth County Fair kicked off with a ceremony recognizing the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial. It was a truly wonderful event, thank you to everyone who planned, participated and made it such a success!

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Centennial news updates

Check out all the great news coverage of the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial so far this year! There are wonderful stories from all corners of the state — you can learn more about Wisconsin 4-H Day at the State Fair, or read about the Seas Branch Smithies 4-H Club in Vernon County helping to save a local landmark. Maybe there’s an article about your club or group, too!

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Celebrating the Centennial at the Brown County Fair

Celebrating the Centennial at the Brown County Fair

At the Brown County Fair last week, Brown County 4-H celebrated the centennial in a few magical ways, including hosting an open house with interactive displays and donating nearly 3,000 cans of vegetables to food pantries around Green Bay.

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Tomahawk City Council passes Centennial Resolution

Thank you to members of the Tomahawk City Council for recognizing this important anniversary for Wisconsin 4-H and the contributions 4-H has had in your community. Lincoln County 4-H would also like to thank Caroline Lemke for her leadership in working with Mayor Clarann Stocker on the resolution, which was passed by the Tomahawk City Council at their July 1, 2014 meeting.

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4-H State Fair celebration

4-H State Fair celebration

Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development staff, volunteers, friends and supporters enjoyed a wonderful day at the Wisconsin State Fair on Tuesday, August 5. Thousands of Wisconsin State Fair guests visited the Central Park to experience hands-on 4-H and UW-Extension activities and celebrate 100 years of growing Wisconsin leaders!

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4-H Day at State Fair is right around the corner!

4-H Day at State Fair is right around the corner!

We hope you’re excited to join us for 4-H Day at the Wisconsin State Fair on Tuesday, August 5! We have many awesome activities to look forward to, including activity stations, stage performances, a graffiti wall and much more!

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Lincoln County 4-H members and alums invited to 4-H Centennial Fun Day August 23

A committee composed of youth and adults have planned a 4-H Centennial Fun Day and Reunion Celebration in Lincoln County! The celebration will be held Saturday, August 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Tug Lake Park. Check out fun games, chances to share 4-H memories and a meal! Main dishes provided; attendees invited […]

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Rock County’s 100

Rock County’s 100

Thanks to Rock County 4-H for sharing their fun way of celebrating the Centennial! If you’re planning or have already had a special celebration, send pictures and info to Jackie!

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Centennial Tree Planting at Douglas County Courthouse

Centennial Tree Planting at Douglas County Courthouse

Douglas County 4-H planted a commemorative Centennial tree outside the Douglas County Courthouse on June 19. They also displayed project work, had interactive STEM table displays and other displays and served more than 150 ice cream sundaes to county board members, Extension committee members, courthouse employees and the public. Just think about what that tree–and the 4-H program!–will look like in another 100 years!

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4-H Centennial featured in Wisconsin State Journal

4-H Centennial featured in Wisconsin State Journal

Read about the 4-H Centennial, how 4-H has evolved over the decades and some of the great 4-H experiences available around the state in this great article from the Wisconsin State Journal!

And take a look at the many other 4-H Centennial news items from the last few months on our News page!

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Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors passes Centennial resolution

Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors passes Centennial resolution

The Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors hereby commends and congratulates Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development for its leadership, cooperation and support, which allow youth and families to apply research and knowledge of the University of Wisconsin to their lives, homes and communities. Thank you to Fond du Lac County officials for their support!

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