Adult Leadership

Interested in Joining the Shawano County 4-H Leader ranks?

Click on the links below to learn the different ways you can volunteer.

County Project Committees and How to Become Involved

Ready to enroll as a 4-H Leader? click on  to walk you through the process.

Installation Ceremonies

Leaders looking for some new ideas for installation of officers should check out Installation Of Officers for some great ideas. They also have an initiation ceremony as a welcome for new members available here Installation Of Officers.


Leaders, Parents and Guardians:  Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc. have developed and adopted a policy on Alcohol, Tobacco and any illegal substances.  This was in response to a few instances where adults should have used some restraint in their actions.  Please read the policy below and just keep in mind that alcohol, tobacco and any illegal substances are not to be consumed by 4-H leaders, parents or guardians at 4-H events.  If anyone has any questions please contact the 4-H Educator at 715-526-6136.  Leaders, please make sure that all adults connected with your club are aware of our policy.

Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc. policy on alcohol, tobacco and any illegal substances: The Shawano County 4-H Program is designed to support the positive and successful development of all youth.  4-H leaders, parents and all other cooperating adults are essential partners in creating a positive environment by focusing on the strengths of youth and providing positive ways for youth to meet their four basic needs:  Caring Relationships (Belonging), Constructive Learning Experiences (Mastery), Leadership Opportunities (Independence) and Service to Communities (Generosity).  In Addition, 4-H strives to promote healthy lifestyles.

To facilitate positive youth development and encourage youth to engage in positive, healthy activities and social events, it is the policy of Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc. that alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances are not allowed at any 4-H sponsored events on the club, county, state or national level.  All adults and 4-H members attending 4-H events are expected to refrain from consuming alcohol, smoking, using smokeless tobacco products and consuming any illegal substances at 4-H events.  This includes 4-H softball games, dances, club meetings, project meetings, club achievement banquets, field trips, county fair activities, state fair activities, camping trips, etc.

Exceptions to this policy could include:

  • Legal use in designated areas separate from 4-H Activities and separate from direct supervision or observation of 4-H members attending such activities. (Example:  On midway during County or State Fair, in private vehicle, in separate public bar areas or private hotel rooms.)
  • Legal use while in the presence of your own children who are 4-H members, in areas separate from 4-H activities.

It is further expected that adults will not supervise 4H Activities while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.

Any questions on this policy should be directed to the UW-Madison Division of Extension, Shawano County Office in Room 109, at 311 North Main St,  Shawano, WI, 54166.  Phone 715-526-6136


Forms & Applications

Enrollment information for Leaders go to: https://wi/

4- H Online Mandated Reporter Training For 4-H Volunteers  instructions (pdf)

Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc.


By-Laws of 4-H Leaders Inc.word doc, 41.5KB)



Shawano County 4H Program is on Facebook!


If you have any questions regarding 4-H Positive Youth Development in Shawano County, please contact:
​Megan Suehring, 4-H Positive Youth Development Educator Shawano County Courthouse 311 North Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166-2198 Phone: 715-526-4869 Fax: 715-526-4875 Email:
Vacant, 4-H & Extension Coordinator Shawano County Courthouse 311 N Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166-2198 Phone: 715-526-6136 Fax: 715-526-4875 Email:
Tami Goers,  Office Assistant Shawano County Courthouse 311 N Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166-2198 Phone: 715-526-6136 Fax: 715-526-4875 Email: