General Info

Welcome to our Leelanau County 4-H site! Here you'll find the latest 4-H news and upcoming events.  Visit us regularly to see what we're up to and be sure to tell your friends!   Like us on Facebook.

Our mission is to create non-formal educational opportunities to help youth thrive in a complex and changing world.

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world!

Upcoming Local Events:

Farm to Market Webinar Series, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29:  Leelanau MSU Extension and Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBA ISD) are partnering to host a Farm to Market Webinar Series.  Typically, our teams would bring a farmers market to local school districts in Leelanau County this fall, but due to covid-19 restrictions, we are moving to an interactive virtual format. During these webinars, youth and participants of all ages will be guided through a fun, educational virtual farm tour.  Participants will see and learn first-hand from the farmer the ins and outs of their farming operation or production business. They may even see some farm animals!  The farmers will explain how they grow their product, harvest it, and take it to market.  After the virtual tour there will be a live Question & Answer session with the farmer in which participants can ask questions.   

Register online at: webinars are free.  They begin at 10 am, and each one will be about 35-45 minutes long.  And while they are geared towards youth, all ages are welcome to join!  When registering, participants will choose from three separate registration buttons - individual youth/families, individual adults, or teachers registering a classroom.    Once registered, participants will receive a Zoom link by email that gives access to all four sessions.  Teachers are encouraged to sign up their classroom and view together (either live or the recorded version).  And families and youth who are learning virtually this year or who home school are also encouraged to participate.  Please provide the email in which you want the Zoom link sent.  All are welcome!  For those that cannot attend the live webinar, please register so that you get a link to the recorded webinars to view later.  Lots to learn on the farm!

All begin at 10 am via Zoom
Thursday, October 8 :  Bakker's Acres, Growers Lynn & Al Bakker, Suttons Bay, MI - Apple growing and production.  It's also National Apple Crunch DayBring your apple to the webinar, and we will count down and celebrate by crunching an apple together!

Thursday, October 15 :  Still Point Market, Grower Dana Boomer, Empire, MI - Mushroom growing and production

Thursday, October 22 :  Hillside Homestead, Producer Susan Odom, Suttons Bay, MI  - Raising chickens and small poultry production

Thursday, October 29 : 9 Bean Rows, Grower Nic Welty, Suttons Bay, MI  - Pumpkin growing

For more information about the Farm to Market webinar series, please contact Leelanau MSU Extension/4-H at 231-256-9888 or

Types of 4-H Clubs offered in Leelanau County:

Livestock & Animal, Horse, Rabbit, Chicken, Swine, Lego, Robotics, Archery, Ski & Snowboard, Differently Abled and more! Download a complete Leelanau County 4-H Club listing here.



Annual Financial Summary Report (for 4-H Treasurers)

4-H Club Fundraising Application Form

How to Join 4-H:

4-H provides fun, educational opportunities through 4-H clubs, afterschool programs and local, state, national and international events for youth ages 5-19. The participation fee is $20 per year, per youth or $60 per family with three or more youth. 


Become a 4-H Volunteer!

Our Leelanau County 4-H volunteers are wonderful! The youth of Leelanau County grow through the great variety of experiences 4-H volunteers provide throughout the county. Our volunteers promote growth in responsibility, confidence and civic engagement, as they encourage young people to explore their interests in hands-on ways and become empowered leaders. Join us as a 4-H volunteer today!

Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) Application

4-H in Leelanau County

For more information:

Rosali Collier, 4-H Program Coordinator
MSU Extension - Leelanau County
8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 107
Suttons Bay, MI  49682
Phone: 231-256-9888
Fax: 231-256-8331

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Many scholarships and programming for youth are made possible through generous donations from local individuals and businesses. To donate to the Leelanau County 4-H Youth Association, visit their PayPal page.

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