4-H and Youth

4-H and Youth programming is more than just our traditional community clubs.  We have various methods of outreach in Eau Claire County, from programming in afterschool settings to working with community partners.  4-H is taken right to students in many school districts and classrooms, where it provides enrichment and life skill development to youth-even if they are not members of traditional 4-H.  Our programs also allow us to partner with community organizations, helping strengthen positive youth development in the county.


Our 4-H Program Coordinator is Miranda Nelson. If you are familiar with Eau Claire County 4-H, you may recognize her by her maiden name, Miranda Thesing-Ritter. She is an Eau Claire native and an Eau Claire County 4-H graduate.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Go-Getters 4-H Club for 15 years, an active Older Youth Council member, Camp Counselor, and Youth Leader in a variety of projects. She was active in Dairy, Horse & Pony, Livestock and Shooting Sports, but also enjoyed other projects, trips and leadership activities.

Miranda graduated from UW-River Falls in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Dairy Science and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at UW-River Falls in Agricultural Education Professional Development.

If you have any questions about 4-H, please contact Miranda at the email or phone number below.

Email: Miranda.Nelson@ces.uwex.edu
Phone: 715.839.4712


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Eau Claire County
227 First Street West
Altoona, WI 54720