Plant & Soil Science

4H members working in a garden.

Explore the basics of plants and plant science – plant growth, soils, plant varieties, pest control measures, equipment and gardening techniques – through 4-H plants, soils, and gardening projects. Learn about crop and soil sciences wherever you can grow plants, whether that’s in a basket, on a small garden plot or on an acre of land. Discover the magic of the earth and harvest a bushel full of knowledge and experience. Explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture and more. Learn about topics including weeds, crops, fruits, vegetables, gardening, horticulture and agronomy.

State 4-H Plant Science Day

A fun way to learn about Horticulture Science!!!

TBD 2022 Date – 2021 Event has been cancelledalt=

Waushara County Fairgrounds, Wautoma, WI

Plan now to participate in the State 4-H Plant Science Day event to be held date TBD 2022 at the Waushara County Fairgrounds in Wautoma. Youth in grades 3-13 can test their knowledge about plants while learning how to judge and identify a wide variety of plant specimens. Youth can also compete in photography, speaking, poster and floral arranging contests. For study guide information and to prepare for the contest see the National Junior Horticultural Association website at  For additional information contact Chuck Prissel at 715-485-8600 or

The contest for participants will be held in the morning, an educational workshop in the afternoon concluding with contest results.

The event begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Registration is $10.00, which includes all materials, handouts, and lunch.  Walk-ins are welcome but per-registration is preferred for lunch and material count. Send no money now, but fill out the registration form below and mail to:

State 4-H Plant Science Day, Polk County UW-Extension Office, 100 Polk Plaza, Suite 190, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Registration Deadline is TBD

If participants require special assistance or have special needs, please call 715-485-8600.

Thanks to Waushara County 4-H Leaders and Waushara County Parks Department for hosting the Day and our wonderful State 4-H Plant Science Committee for all their help and support!


  • 2022 Youth Plant Science Day Brochure
  • 2022 Youth Plant Science Day Registration



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  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Herbs
  • Home Grounds
  • Horticulture
  • House Plants
  • Rock Hound
  • Soil Science
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
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