Projects and Activities

What are projects?

A 4-H project is an area that you want to learn more about during the 4-H year (similar to a hobby). This is what you sign-up for during enrollment in 4HOnline. There are projects on just about any topic, from art to woodworking, from computers to rabbits, from sewing to small engines. After you sign-up for your project(s), you will explore, study, and learn skills related to you project by using 4-H curriculum, attending project meetings, or participating in project events like 4-H Fun Day. Another tool to help you with your project learning is the 4-H Record Book which helps you reflect on the overall value of your project experience. The Record Book by setting goals, keeping track of your progress, and recording financial information. In August (the end of the 4-H calendar year), you also have the opportunity to take work from your project(s) to the Winnebago County Fair to show off what you have learned throughout the year. What you TAKE to the fair is an “exhibit”. You do not need to exhibit everything you did in your project(s) but are encouraged to pick some of your best accomplishments!

For a complete list of 4-H projects in Winnebago County, please see the 2017-2018 Project Guide.


4-H Project Resources

  • To order 4-H Project Curriculum, visit:  Shop 4-H (formerly 4-H Mall). You can either purchase project curriculum from  the Shop 4-H website or the UW-Extension Office also has project curriculum that can be checked out. Please contact the office for more information
  • Visit the Wisconsin 4-H website for project resources:  Wisconsin 4-H Project Resource 
  • UW-Extension Publications are available at: The Learning Store

4-H Fun Day

Winnebago County 4-H Fun Day is an excellent example of youth and adults working together in the 4-H spirit. The mission of 4-H Fun Day is to promote all of the opportunities 4-H has to offer, provide experiences to try new projects, and offer the chance for adults and teen leaders to share their knowledge. 4-H members of all ages, friends, parents and 4-H leaders are welcome to attend!

4-H Fun Day Registration Form 2018

4-H Project Committees

Winnebago County 4-H has several committees that provide countywide project learning. These groups plan and conduct county-level educational events, activities, and meetings. PLEASE NOTE: The Winnebago County Fair and the Meat Animal Board not overseen by Winnebago County 4-H. Information about these groups and their events can be found on their website or Facebook page. See below for more information.



For information on the Winnebago County 4-H Dairy project, please contact Linda Derber at:

NEW! 4-H members who are exhibiting at the County Fair are encouraged to apply for an Outstanding Exhibitor Award. There is a new process for applying in 2018 (applications must be postmarked by July 9). See our Agriculture Website (below) for more details.

For information on community dairy-related events (not sponsored by 4-H), see our Agriculture section at:



Dog Training Book


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2018 Winnebago County 4-H Horse & Pony Project  Tack/Craft Sale

Saturday, March 10th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunnyview Expo Center (Fairgrounds), 500 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901

2018 Winnebago 4-H H&PP Tack Sale Flyer

2018 Winnebago 4-H H&PP Tack Sale Vendor Agreement

2018 Winnebago 4-H H&PP Tack Sale Vendor Reservation Form

Jon Richey
Tack Sale Chairman

Winnebago County Mentor Application *Updated 11/2015

2017-18 Winnebago Cty Horse and Pony Handbook *Updated 12/2017

4-H Horse & Pony Operational Guidelines

H & P Scholarship

Information and applications for the 2018 Horse & Pony Project Scholarship is listed below. Please note the due date for all applications is June 1, 2018.

2018 4-H Horse & Pony Project Scholarship


2018 Winnebago County Rabbit Fun Show Flyer

Shooting Sports

Would you like to become a volunteer for the Shoot Sports Project? Please click below for current opportunities and what those positions entail.

Alert: We have a severe Peanut Allergy within our Shooting Sports participants. We are asking all parents and shooters to refrain from bringing ANYTHING containing peanuts/nuts or peanut butter for snacks. As a leadership group we will make certain that our treats / bullseye prizes and raffle snacks are free from peanuts but I need to have all parents make sure nothing comes in from home as it can transfer from the child to a bow or a table. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your cooperation.

Coordinator Volunteer
Archery Volunteer
Fair Coordinator Volunteer
Gamefeed Volunteer
Hunting Ecology Volunteer
Project Instructor Rifle Volunteer

Forms for shooting sports:

Shooting-Sports-Packet 2018(PDF)

Swine Project – Financial Support





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