A 4-H project is an area that you want to learn more about during the year. There are projects on just about any topic you would like to study and explore, from art to woodworking,  computers to rabbits, or clothing to small engines.

You will learn more than “subject matter” as you complete your projects. You will learn many “life” skills that you will use every day of your life, such as, understanding yourself, communicating, problem solving, decision making, and working with others.

What are possible 4-H Projects?        4H Project Guide  

YQCA 2022-2023:

Youth who show animals at the Lafayette County Fair need to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification.  This includes dairy, beef, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and rabbits.  Certification classes are open to all youth ages 8-18.  Youth over 19 years old must complete YQCA certification online at

YQCA training is scheduled for:

Tuesday, May 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lafayette County Multi-purpose Building located at 11974 Ames Rd. Darlington, WI 53530.  Youth MUST COMPLETE the Pre-Test PRIOR to attending class on May 23rd.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.; Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.  

Please register and pay for the course at  Select the age of youth as of January 1, 2023. Youth who are 19 years old on January 1st, must take the on-line class. Cost of the in-person training is $3.00/per youth, on-line training is an option for $12.00/per youth. Parents can register their children and pay ahead of time at this site with a credit card.  Extension cannot accept payment or login for families.

After your child is marked complete, use instructions on the attached guide to download the YQCA certificate.

YQCA Registration Help Document

Previously Recorded Project Talks (from County Ambassadors)

4-H Ambassador Project Talks