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4-H Youth Development


New to 4-H?

If you are new to 4-H and want to learn what it is about, keep reading–

What is 4-H?

The Nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization reaches more than 7 million youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities.

4-H assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

Fueled by University-backed curriculum and research-based programming, the 4-H program allows youth to get the hands-on, real world experience they need to become leaders.

Who can belong to 4-H?

Today’s 4-H is for all youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years. Kids between the ages of 5 and 7 can participate in Cloverbuds, a non-competitive version of 4-H.

What projects are available?

Canyon County 4-H members can choose from over 200 projects. These projects can be found in many different areas such as livestock, small animals, family & consumer sciences, art and science.  Check out the 2014 Idaho 4-H Today publication that gives a description of every project available in Idaho!

4-H projects can create more interest in daily tasks, strengthen family and community ties, develop leadership skills, and explore vocational opportunities.

To Learn More-

Contact our 4-H Program Coordinator, Tina Holmquist, or fill out and submit this interest form.


Already a Canyon County 4-H member?

Find all of our Canyon County 4-H resources at our 4-H Resources page–

Visit our 4-H Resources page for important documents such as event and program flyers and brochures, registration forms and applications, general record books, various Canyon County 4-H Council meeting minutes and more.

View our 4-H Calendar for an extensive listing of 4-H events in Canyon County.

 November 25, 2013