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What is 4-H?

4-H is the youth development part of University of Wisconsin-Extension. Dane County youth and adults learn together to think clearly and make decisions, to care about others, to develop skills for living, and to practice healthy lifestyles. Education happens through 4-H projects, group programs, fun activities, and in-depth learning experiences. 4-H youth and adult volunteers work […]


VIP (Youth Protection) Training

VIP (Youth Protection) Training will be held at the 4-H Office (5201 Fen Oak Drive). ALL new leaders need to attend this training before they can become active Dane County 4-H leaders. If you have any questions, contact Jackie at gehin@countyofdane.com September 29, October 27 (6-8pm) Please RSVP to ottem@countyofdane.com


Shooting Sports Committee Seeking Support!

The Dane County 4H Shooting Sports Committee is in need of archery equipment and is seeking your support. Every year the Shooting Sports Committee organizes youth archery lessons throughout Dane County for interested youth. Classes are run by state certified volunteer instructors and are open to youth of all ages. We are excited to report […]


Youth Livestock Safety

Welcome to Youth Livestock Safety Livestock represent a major source of injury to children, accounting for at least one in five non-fatal injuries to children every year. Youth who show livestock generally spend a great deal of time with their animals, and therefore may be at greater risk of injury. The information here is designed […]