Welcome to UI Extension, Kootenai County 4-H
With over 7 million participants (ages 5-18 years), 4-H is the largest youth organization worldwide and reaches all 50 states and 80 countries.
Members have fun and make new friends while gaining leadership, citizenship and essential life skills through a wide variety of project offerings. Competent, caring adult volunteer leaders provide guidance and ensure a safe learning environment.
The New 4-H Family Handbook is a tremendous resource for prospective members, parents and volunteers. We invite you to become a member of our UI Extension, Kootenai County 4-H family.
The following sections provide valuable information to promote a clearer understanding of program expectations and help ensure a positive experience for members, parents and leaders alike.
Basic 4-H Information
- Eligibility, Enrollment, and Fees
Discover specific age requirements, how to join 4-H, and any applicable fees.
- General 4-H Resources
Explore basic information each 4-H member, parent and volunteers needs to know – including county oral presentations and many Fair-related materials.
- Basic Project Records
Here we provide links to appropriate record books and resources to help members successfully complete them.
Browse our virtual library of past, current and emerging opportunities available to our 4-H families.
- Volunteer Leader and Club Officer Resources
Here we provide publications, forms and tools frequently needed by youth and adults serving in various leadership roles.
4-H Leadership Training, Awards & Scholarships
- Leadership Training/Citizenship/Travel
Discover county, state, regional, national and international opportunities available to youth and volunteers
- Awards/Recognition (Youth & Volunteer)
Explore options available to recognize youth and volunteers who have excelled within 4-H
- Scholarships (College)
Browse a variety of funding to help 4-H members to pursue a post-secondary education
4-H Animal Projects
While Kootenai County has project offerings in over 60 different subject matter areas (see the Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H Project Requirements handbook under the General 4-H Resource section above), several animal-related project areas have numerous events and extensive supplemental resources connected to them. The following sections contain quick links to those materials.
- 4-H Dog Program
Here you’ll find canine-related resources, entry forms, scorecards and training supplements.
- 4-H Horse Program
Here you’ll find equine-related resources, entry forms, equine retreat/horse camp information, along with state supplemental opportunities.
- 4-H Livestock Program
This section contains resources and entry forms related to beef, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine.
- 4-H Stock Sale
This section provides information useful to members and prospective buyers.