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Welcome to UI Extension, Kootenai County 4-H

child and 4-H adult launch toy rocketWith 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.
  • Newsletters
    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.
 August 30, 2013