4-H and Youth

In Lincoln County 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us.

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Lincoln County 4-H  has been providing educational, leadership, and community service opportunities for youth for more than a hundred years!


As part of the National 4-H we are part of a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

We Believe in —

  • all young people’s potential;
  • developing young people who are empowered, confident, hard-working, determined, responsible, and compassionate—seeing a world beyond themselves so that they have the life-long skills to succeed in college and career,
  • ensuring access and equity for all,
  • the power of America’s leading public universities,
  • the practice of positive youth development (PYD)* by creating positive learning experiences,
  • caring and trusted adult mentors who cultivate positive relationships with youth,
  • creating safe, diverse, and inclusive environments, and
  • meeting young people wherever they are.

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  • A Perfect Rainy Day Project: Clover String Art! June 1, 2021
    String art is perfect for everyone! It has ART! It has MATH! It uses HAMMERS and NAILS! It uses COLORFUL STRING! You can make anything with it! Make a beautiful art project and learn more about the math that makes string art possible. Download the project here: String-Art-Fun
  • Support Lincoln County 4-H: Buy 4-H 2019 Lincoln County Plat Books September 29, 2020
    Several people have contacted the Extension Office inquiring about the “2020 Plat Books” that they have received a postcard about. Unfortunately, these plat books are not connected to the Lincoln County 4-H. We do not have these 2020 plat books, nor will any of the proceeds from their sales go to Lincoln County 4–H. HOWEVER, […]
  • Monarchs Matter – A Family Activity August 12, 2020
    Are you looking for one last family day trip before school starts? Join us at Copper Culture State Park in Oconto as we explore the world of Monarch butterflies through hands on learning. (A State Park sticker is not required to enter the park.) See flyer for more information including a registration. Use this link […]
  • Go on a Treasure Hunt August 7, 2020
    The August Project packs are now available! Be sure to pick up a FREE August “Summer Fun Project Pack” for your family. The packs are filled with youth-family educational activities including mental health, nutrition, STEM, craft, and reading activities along with supplies to complete the activities. This “treasure” pack is full of great ways to […]
  • Share Your Love of Lincoln County 4-H August 4, 2020
    Calling all 4-H Members & Volunteer Leaders, Parents, Alumni, and Community Members! We want to hear why you love Lincoln County 4-H! What can you say in just 2-3 sentences? Choose a photo of yourself and a favorite 4-H project, trip, or other memory. Maybe snap a new selfie in your favorite 4-H t-shirt. All responses […]
  • Now’s the Time: Building a Developmental Relationship with Youth during COVID July 21, 2020
    It’s easy to get frustrated with the continued uncertainty and social isolation that comes with the COVID pandemic.  As 4-H leaders and volunteers, we are all anxious to be able to resume our usual 4-H activities, to reconnect with the youth and to share our love of the 4-H life.  Even with the possibility of […]
  • Cabin Fever Friday Project Newsletter – July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020
    Cabin Fever Friday Project Newsletter  July 17, 2020   In this edition: Use the fresh veggies to make a Salsa Supreme, get creative with string art, and relax and write your thoughts in your very own journal.   Cabin Fever Fridays – July 16
  • Let’s Hear it for the Cloverbuds! July 16, 2020
    Do you have a Cloverbud (4-H members, Kindergarten – 2nd grade) in your home that’s looking for something to do? Well, stop by and pick up a Cloverbud activity book for them.  It’s full of fun activities and worksheets that help show how wonderful 4 H is and helps them learn about the many things […]
  • Cabin Fever Friday Project Newsletter – July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
    Cabin Fever Friday Project Newsletter July 10, 2020 Abracadabra!  Let’s take a look at a little magic in color, with coins, and a table cloth. Can you pull a rabbit out of a hat?  Share your magic photos with us.         Cabin Fever Fridays – July 10
  • Cabin Fever Friday – June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020
    In this edition of Cabin Fever Friday:  All Things Orange! Enjoy this project newsletter. Cabin Fever Fridays – June 26 pdf

If you have any questions regarding 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County, please contact:

Holly Luerssen, 4-H Program Coordinator for Lincoln and Langlade Counties.
U.W. Extension Lincoln County
801 N. Sales Street, Suite 101
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone – 715-539-1072
FAX – 715-539-8323
Email: holly.luerssen@wisc.edu 



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