The Taylor County 4-H Program is a great place for young people to build self-confidence, learn leadership skills, and responsibility….and have a GREAT time doing it! We have many resources on our website for youth and adults interested in participating in the Taylor County 4-H Program, but if you don’t see something and you’d like more information about it, don’t hesitate to contact us at the Taylor County Extension Office.

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According to the 4‑H Study of Positive Youth Development by Tufts University, 4‑H youth are:

  • 6 times more likely to be at the highest levels of positive development
  • More likely to see themselves going to college compared to other youth
  • 25% more likely to contribute to themselves, their families, and communities
  • 41% less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors

The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development is a longitudinal study that began in 2002 and was repeated annually for eight years, surveying more than 7,000 adolescents from diverse backgrounds across 42 U.S. states. Check out the Full Report | Fact Sheet


If you have any questions regarding Taylor County 4-H, please contact:

Julie Diepenbrock, 4-H Program Educator

Extension Taylor County
Room 103 County-USDA Service Center
925 Donald Street
Medford, WI 54451-2095
Work Cell #: (608) 381-2435
Office #: (715) 748-3327 x4
Email: julie.diepenbrock@wisc.edu

Kelly Phillips, Program Assistant
Office #: (715) 748-3327 x3
Email: phillips32@wisc.edu

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