Columbia County 4-H Clubs

(last updated 6/11/24)

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 if there is a 4-H club close to your area, Click on the Columbia County 4-H Clubs Map link to see where in the County the clubs are located. (Please note: there is no longer a Dekorra Rocketeers club as shown on the map.)

Columbia County 4-H Clubs Map (MAP)

The 2023-2024 Clubs, Leaders & Schedule below will give you a quick reference on the clubs, meeting schedule & location, and leader contact information.  As always, you can contact the Columbia County Extension office for more information & assistance.

2023-2024 Clubs.Schedule.Leaders (PDF file, 2 pages)

Click on the club name below to read more information about the club in the club brochure.

Columbia County 4-H CLUBS

Meeting Schedule
Meeting Place
Arlington Prairie Producers (Arlington, Hampden, Leeds, Lowville, Otsego, Poynette) 2nd Sunday – 4:30 pm Lowville Town Hall, Poynette
Cornerstone Badgers (Cambria, Courtland, Friesland, Randolph, Springvale) 2nd Monday – 7 pm Randolph Town Hall in Friesland
Durwards Glen 2nd Sunday – 6:30 pm Caledonia Town Hall, Portage
Lodi Challengers (Lodi, West Point) 2nd Sunday – 6:30 pm Reach Out Lodi
New Directions (Caledonia, Fort Winnebago, Lewiston, Newport, Pacific, Pardeeville, Portage) 3rd Sunday – 4 pm Portage Presbyterian Church, Portage
North Scott (Marcellon, Pacific, Pardeeville, Scott, Wyocena) 2nd Sunday – 4 pm Marcellon Town Hall, rural Pardeeville
Rio Go-Getters (Columbus, Otsego, Pardeeville, Rio, Springvale, Wyocena) 2nd Sunday – 6:00 pm Rio Middle/High School
S. Columbus Willing Workers (Columbus, Fall River, Fountain Prairie, Otsego) 1st Monday – 7 pm Columbus Town Hall, Columbus
Welsh Prairie Livewires
(Cambria, Courtland, Friesland, Randolph, Springvale) 2nd Sunday – 5:30 pm Community Room, 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 Extension Office at 608-742-9680.