(last updated 8/16/21)
You can join 4-H if you are in grades 3 through one year beyond high school graduation and not to exceed beyond the age of 19 at the time of enrollment. Cloverbud enrollments are also accepted in grades 5K (not pre-K) through 2.
If you would like to join a 4-H club in your area, click on a 4-H club name from list below to see meeting times, locations, contact information and many more details.
2021-2022 Club List of Leaders (PDF file)
Columbia County 4-H Clubs Map (PDF file)
Columbia County 4-H CLUBS
|Arlington Prairie Producers||(Arlington, Hampden, Leeds, Lowville, Otsego, Poynette)||3rd Saturday||6:30 p.m||Spring Prairie Lutheran Church, Keyeser (can vary with special events)|
|Cornerstone Badgers||(Cambria, Courtland, Friesland, Randolph, Springvale)||2nd Monday||7:00 p.m.||Randolph Town Hall in Friesland|
|Dekorra Rocketeers||(Arlington, Dekorra, Poynette, Wyocena)||2nd Sunday||1:00 p.m.||Savich Residence, Poynette|
|Durwards Glen||(Caledonia, Lewiston, Portage)||2nd Monday||7:00 p.m.||Caledonia Town Hall, Portage|
|Lodi Challengers||(Lodi, West Point)||1st Sunday||6:30 p.m.||Contact leaders each month for location|
|New Directions||(Caledonia, Fort Winnebago, Lewiston, Newport, Pacific, Pardeeville, Portage)||3rd Sunday||4:00 p.m.||Portage Presbyterian Church, Portage|
|North Scott||(Marcellon, Pacific, Pardeeville, Scott, Wyocena)||1st Monday||Pardeeville, Contact Leader for location and time|
|Rio Go-Getters||(Columbus, Otsego, Pardeeville, Rio, Springvale, Wyocena)||2nd Sunday||3:30 p.m.||Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rio|
|S. Columbus Willing Workers||(Columbus, Fall River, Fountain Prairie, Otsego)||1st Monday||7:00 p.m.||Columbus Town Hall, Columbus|
|(Cambria, Courtland, Friesland, Randolph, Springvale)||2nd Sunday||5:30 p.m.||Community Room at Cambria Fire Station, Cambria|
Contact the club’s General Leader and find out more information about the club and its members. Most 4-H members join in the fall, but new members can join at any time. In order to show a project at the Columbia County Junior Fair through 4-H, you must join by November 30th of the current 4-H year, which begins October 1st.
Then attend the 4-H club meeting with your parents, select your project(s), fill out a 4-H Member/Cloverbud Enrollment Form, and get ready to discover what 4-H is all about!
Parents can also sign up to be leaders. In order to be eligible, they need to have filled out a 4-H Leader Enrollment Form, signed the Volunteer Behavior Expectation Agreement (on the enrollment form), completed the Volunteer Orientation Training, completed a background check and completed the online Mandated Reporter Training. To find out more about becoming a Columbia County 4-H Adult Leader, contact the Extension Office at 608-742-9680.
The Member/Cloverbud and Leader enrollment forms can be obtained by calling the Columbia County UW-Extension Office at 608-742-9687.