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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  • Celebrate National 4-H Week with a Poster or Display! September 17, 2021
    National 4-H Week is October 3 – 9, 2021.  Celebrate Lincoln County 4-H by entering a poster in the 4-H Poster Contest or creating a display for the 4-H Display contest! Posters are due to the office by September 27, 2021 Displays must be up for the entirety of National 4-H Week (October 3 – […]
  • 4-H AmeriCorp Position Posted for 2021-2022 June 23, 2021
    Be an AmeriCorps Volunteer and work with Lincoln County 4-H Are you a college student, a retiree, or other adult looking for an experience that provides a service, gains leadership skills, networks with other UW Extension staff, and builds a resume? The Lincoln County UW Madison Division of Extension office is currently seeking a individual […]
  • Lincoln County 4-H T-Shirt Sale!!! June 14, 2021
    Let’s show our 4-H spirit! Lincoln County 4-H t-shirts will be on sale until June 30th. They are $12.25 each for sizes youth small-adult XXL, add $1 for XXXL. Shirts will be delivered mid-July. To order shirts for the family go to: https://bit.ly/LC4HTSHIRT21 Order Shirts by June 30th.  Families will be invoiced once the orders are […]
  • Lincoln County Jr. Dairy T-Shirt Fundraiser June 14, 2021
    LINCOLN COUNTY JR DAIRY T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER $9 /Shirt (XS- 2XL) ($11 3XL) The one where we got to show, grey shirts black lettering. Youth sizes available upon request. Otherwise standard adult sizes (XS-3XL) Cash, check or venmo is accepted. Must be paid by the time the shirts are picked up by Wednesday of the fair. […]
  • 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
  • 4-H and the Fair: A Winning Combination! May 10, 2021
    YES! 4-Hers can participate in the fair! As we continue to make strides toward reclaiming the activities that we all missed last year and the fair is at the top of the list!  4-Hers CAN participate in the fair, so start planning now! The following are common Fair questions, answered by the Extension: Can a […]
  • Plan Your Summer 4-H Events Now! May 10, 2021
    Let’s make this 4-H Summer a good one! The good news about this 4-H summer is that if you want to do it, we can make it happen!  Below are the COVID guidelines from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.  If you have specific questions regarding participating at the fair, click here. Current 4-H […]
  • 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, […]
  • Celebrate Lincoln County 4-H’s Centennial: 100 for 4-H! September 10, 2020
    A century is 100 years — so why not celebrate the Lincoln County centennial by doing 100 of  ANYTHING? Choose something you love to do and do it 100 times to celebrate the Lincoln County 4-H Centennial! Do 100 jumping jacks or sit-ups Walk 100 steps or yards or miles Do 100 acts of kindness […]
  • Lincoln County 4-H Express – August/September 2020 August 18, 2020
    The August/September Lincoln County 4-H Express is now out!  Look for it in the mail. If you don’t get a hard copy or would rather read it online, you can do so:  Lincoln County 4-H Express Aug/Sept 2020 (PDF, 12 pages).

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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