4-H Open House: September 20, 2022

Come join us at our September 20th 4-H Open House, and learn about our 4-H program in Washington County for youth ages 5 to 19. Meet our youth leaders and adult volunteers, and discover:
  • What is 4-H?
  • How can I join?
  • When do clubs meet?
  • What projects are offered?
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2021
TIME: Come anytime between 5:30 — 7:30pm
WHERE: Washington County Fair Park, Small Animal Barn, 3000 County Hwy PV, West Bend, WI 53095

Club & Project Leaders: Sign up here to reserve a table for your Club/Project:  https://forms.gle/ckicPSVDtBVQZasm6

Tuesday Sept 20 Small Animal Barn Wash. County Fair Park 3000 County Hwy PV, 5:30-7:30pm West Bend, WI 53095 4-H Open House H4 Questions? Call (262) 335-4478 Are you interested in learning shooting sports, photography, rabbits, robotics, cake decorating, and more? Sign up as a member of Washington County 4-H this year! All Washington County youth from kindergarten to 13th grade are invited to join 4-H. W Extension HIS Come and check out all the 4-H activities we'll be offering this year, and learn how you can join Washington County 4-H! 18 U.S.C. 707 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON WASHINGTON COUNTY An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

Martes El 20 de Septiembre Desde las 5:30pm hasta las 7:00pm Establo de animales pequeños Ubicado en el Washington County Fair Park 3000 County Hwy PV, West Bend, WI 53095 ¡Invitación publica de puerta abierta de 4-H! W Extension. ¿Está interesada(o) en aprender deportes de tiro, la fotografía, conejos, la robótica, la decoración de pasteles, y más? ¡Inscríbase este año como miembro de 4-H del condado de Washington! Todos los jóvenes del condado de Washington desde kínder a 13 grado son invitados a unirse a 4-H. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISOn ¡Venga a mirar a todas las actividades que estaremos ofreciendo este año y aprenda como se puede ser parte de 4-H!

Now Hiring: 4-H Educator for Washington County

UW-Madison Division of Extension is now hiring a 4-H Program Educator for Washington County to lead and manage the full range of the 4-H program including clubs, after school programs, educational experiences, and camps.

Join our UW-Madison Division of Extension team in Washington County as the 4-H Program Educator!! This dynamic position focuses on:

  • Recruiting, training, developing, and managing volunteers focused on helping youth develop life skills that promote ongoing community involvement and strengthen youth leadership development
  • Expanding 4-H membership and volunteer opportunities to underserved youth and adults
  • Overseeing 4-H Clubs, 4-H Groups, 4-H Leaders Associations and committees and coordinating the process for youth and adult volunteer enrollment
  • Strengthening the 4-H program by providing leadership for marketing, communications, member recruitment and member retention
  • Cultivating collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations to expand 4-H programming opportunities.

Apply today: 4-H Extension Educator (Washington County)

Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Department are met. If you have any questions, please contact:

Cindy Sarkady, Area Extension Director

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Attn: 4-H Members Planning to Exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair

Are you planning to exhibit at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair? If so, Rachel Demmon has generously offered to transport youth exhibits to the Wisconsin State Fair, and asks that your exhibit(s) be dropped off at the Washington County Extension office by FRIDAY, JULY 22.

***If you plan to drop off your exhibit at the Extension office, please let us know by filling out the State Fair Exhibit 2022 form by FRIDAY JULY 15***

Note: it is the responsibility of the youth exhibitor to complete the Wisconsin State Fair entry form by the WI State Fair’s entry deadline. For entry information including deadlines, please see: wistatefair.com/competitions/youth-expo
Enter Online: entry.wistatefair.com

***New for 2022*** Judge’s Favorite/State Fair Selection award winners from 2021 are eligible to advance to the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair with no entry fees. See this list of 2021 Washington County State Fair Selection award winners  To enter, please see Judges Favorite/State Fair Selection instructions and entry form

Questions about exhibiting at the Wisconsin State Fair?
entryoffice@wistatefair.com or 414.313.2767

Questions about transport of your exhibit from the Extension Office to State Fair Park?

Thank you, Shannon Stege, for offering to bring the exhibits back to the Extension Office from State Fair Park on August 17!!!

Memories of 4-H Summer Camp June 19-22, 2022

Such a wonderful time for everyone at this year’s 4-H Summer Camp at Uphams Woods!!  A huge THANK YOU to all the adult and youth volunteers who served at camp, and made it a great learning experience for all our youth campers.


It’s Never too Early for Planning AHEAD – Important Steps in End-of-Life Planning

Planning AHEAD Topics

Join us for Planning AHEAD, a FREE series that addresses aspects of End-of-Life Planning. Planning AHEAD takes place over seven sessions that will explore setting health care wishes, financial responsibilities, estate planning, legal requirements and documentation, distribution of personal property, end-of-life decisions, and understanding of grief and emotional ramifications. Participants will receive a packet that will be mailed to them prior to the start of the series to help guide them through a manageable step-by-step plan.

 Wednesday Evenings, August 3rd – September 14th
 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
West Bend Library  I  630 Poplar St., West Bend, WI


Register for Planning AHEAD Today!


End-of-Life Planning is a necessary process that every person should consider as they age. Many times, end-of-life planning is viewed as something that happens as one reaches retirement age. However, planning and decision-making as early as one’s 30s, 40s, and 50s can significantly reduce stress, time, and cost in the end-of-life planning process for both you and your loved ones.

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If you would like more information or have questions about the Planning AHEAD program, please contact:

Carol Bralich, Human Development & Relationships Educator
Washington County Extension

Attn: 12th & 13th Grade 4-H Members

4-H members may choose to graduate from 4-H at either the end of high school (grade 12) or one year beyond high school. If you intend to graduate from 4-H at this time, Washington County 4-H wants to recognize you in the 2022 Graduate Spotlight! Please let us know your plans by completing this form: https://forms.gle/yHHbyy39uoLjB8wJ9

If you don’t have a Google account, you can print off the Graduation Form, complete it, and mail it with a photo of yourself to (or drop off at):

Extension Washington County
333 E Washington St, Suite 1200
West Bend WI 53095


Reminder: Tonight is Orientation for 4-H Summer Camp

Orientation for all campers is Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30pm at Fair Park Pavilion, Room 120

This is for both new and returning campers and their parent(s).

Event Location

Pavilion, Room 120
Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center
3000 County Hwy PV
West Bend, WI 53095