What is 4-H and how do I get involved?
More than 6.5 million young people across America make friends and have fun while learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills each year through 4-H programs. Sponsored by land-grant universities, 4-H activities focus on healthy living, citizenship, and science, engineering and technology. Bannock County youth can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending Alpine 4-H camp, participating in a project camp, or in after-school 4-H programs. You might nurture an animal, hone cooking or sewing skills, learn photography, go on hikes, or build a robot to compete in local, state, or national events.
- What is 4-H?
- More information about 4-H projects and requirements
- If you are a new 4-H Family, we have a great informational handbook for you!
4-H Clubs – Each one is different!
Members and leaders decide what their 4-H club does. 4-H clubs usually focus on one or more topics. They conduct project-related activities. Examples include a gardening club that may maintain a year-round garden, or a horse club that may practice riding at meetings. Clubs also participation community service, both in their project area and where they are needed. Also, although most activities are free, some fees are required to pay for materials. If you have questions, contact our office.
4-H Clubs near you – Join the fun!
Want to check out some 4-H Clubs? 4-H Clubs are now building websites to help kids get active in 4-H. Clubs are listed below by name, area and projects. As the websites become available to us, we will update them for you. If you are already an established club and have a website, please call our UI Extension, Bannock County office and we will add you to our website.
- Cedars-N-Spice 4-H – McCammon & Arimo – Goats, Chickens, Rabbits
- Livewire Robotics – New to Bannock County 4-H – Visit the Livewire Robotics Website
Regulations on using the 4-H Clover
Are you advertising your club? Are your printing information for your members? Did you know that there are use and regulations when printing the 4-H emblem on your club forms? Please use the link below to help you understand the regulations in using our 4-H Clover. We are here to help you in all your club needs. If you have any questions, you can call your local extension office anytime! Thank you for supporting such a great program!
Remember How to Enroll?!
You will be able to enroll online for 4-H – no more paper copy enrollment forms to fill out.
Steps to completing online enrollment:
- Visit https://idaho.4honline.com
- Select “I Need to Setup a Profile”
- Select “Bannock County” (or the county you will be enrolling with)
- Enter your family information
- Create a password
- Select “Create Login”
- Enter your Profile
- Select “Continue”
- Select “Club and projects”
- Select “Submit Enrollment”
- If you do not have a club, select “I need a Club”
Please send your enrollment fees to your local 4-H Office:
- New Leader Fees: $10.00
- Re-enrolling Leaders: $5.00
- Horse Enrollment (8 yrs. old by January 1): $15.00
- Home Ec./Misc. & Livestock (8 yrs.old by January 1): $10.00
- Cloverbuds (5-7 years old): $10.00
If your Cloverbud would like to show a live animal at the fair, please remember that the animal must weigh less than your child.
Our office has some really fun 4-H Cloverbud Workbooks for $2.50 each. Stop buy and pick one up. We have something for everyone in 4-H!
- Other Important Forms (Remember to keep your portfolio up to date.)
There is more to 4-H than animals, animals and more animals! UI Extension, Bannock County 4-H offers Project Day Camps, After School Programing, Early Out School Project Camps and many over-night trips. See all that is happening in your area and sign up today! Classes fill up quickly. Call 208-236-7312 for an update on our Summer Project Camps, starting June 2, 2014. Watch your kids backpacks for the flyer that will be sent home in late May.
Alpine 4-H Camp
The Alpine 4-H Camp has served the youth of southeast Idaho for over sixty years, giving them the experience of going to camp and enjoying the beauties of the area. If you are interested in attending our 4-H Camp or the 4-H Horse Camp, we are now taking enrollments for Camp Counselors and Campers. For more information, visit the Alpine 4-H Camp website– here.
4-H Fair Information
Meet Me at The Fair
County Fairs are an opportunity for 4-H youth to show off their projects – what they’ve been doing this past year.
Deadlines are listed below. County fair winners are invited to regional and state fairs.
See what Bannock County has to offer and come and join the fun at our fairs:
- August 4-10, 2013 – South Bannock County Fair, Downey Fairgrounds
- August 11-16, 2013 – North Bannock County Fair, Bannock County Fairgrounds, Pocatello
- August 16-25, 2013 – Western Idaho State Fair, Boise and 4-H and FFA Exhibitors
- September 1-8, 2013 – Eastern Idaho State Fair, Blackfoot
- 2013 Fair Book now available! – Bannock County Fair Schedule
- To Be Announced: North Fair Consumer Decision Making Contest
UI Extension, Bannock County office
- To Be Announced: South Fair Consumer Decision Making Contest
Downey Fair Grounds
- July 17, 2014: County Demonstration Contest
McCammon Park, 6 – 8 p.m.
- August 11, 2014: Style Review and Potluck
Important Due Dates
- July 22, 2014: Records Books Due
4-H Office open until 7:00 p.m.
- July 22, 2014: Fair Class Registration Forms Due
Horse, Dogs, Rabbits, Chickens, etc.
- July 30, 2014: Style Review Practice
Horse & Livestock
4-H Horse and Livestock Projects teach youth the principals of animal science. With each project, youth can the learn up-to-date industry standards of sound breeding, feeding and management practices.
Participants not only gain knowledge of their project animals, but they develop public speaking skills, decision making skills, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership through participating in club activities, giving demonstrations and exhibiting their projects. Here are some fact sheets to help you with your 4-H animal project for the upcoming 2014 Bannock County Fairs.
Objectives of 4-H Market Animal Projects:
- Practice citizenship and leadership skills
- Develop integrity and sportsmanship, goal setting, decision-making, and public speaking skills
- Demonstrate a knowledge of and ability to practice sound husbandry in selection, feeding, marketing, and management of livestock as employed in the industry
- Demonstrate an understanding of the consumer aspects of the industry
- Explore career, job, and leisure opportunities
Winter 2014 4-H News 2014 February