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Sep 102013

Learning to develop marketing plans, establishing relationships with prospective buyers, and cultivating those connections are all important components of 4-H market animal projects. Through this process, youth gain self-confidence and build their communication skills.

The following resources can help guide members and leaders:

 September 10, 2013

Encompassing everything from beef, sheep and swine to goats, poultry and rabbits, youth gain knowledge and responsibility as they care for and raise their project animals. Not only do they learn essential life skills, but the proceeds from most member projects are often invested in savings accounts that enable them to attend post-secondary schools or colleges.

Base Resources

Breeding & Non-Market Animal Projects

Market Animal Projects

Fair & Entry Forms
Post Fair Harvest Data
Project Planning Resources
 September 3, 2013


youthWhether you are a new or returning member, parent or leader, there is basic information related to the 4-H program that you should be familiar with.

The following materials provide answers to many of the most frequently asked questions, along with tools to help plan schedules and ensure everyone knows what is required to have a successful 4-H experience.

Explore these resources for more information:


County Oral Presentations Contest

This contest is open to all 4-H members ages 8-18, and all project areas.  This is a great way to show off you presentation polish and get a judges feedback on what you do well and areas you may be able to improve in.


Fair Related Materials

Fair is a big time for most 4-Her’s as it marks the completion and evaluation of most 4-H projects.  The North Idaho Fair is held in the later part of August with several aspects of project evaluation beginning in mid-August.  Below is information and forms that may assist 4-Her’s in successfully preparing for the fair experience.

Interview judging provides opportunities for youth to interact with the judges regarding their project work.  Listed below are several items that members and volunteer leaders will need to be well prepared for the interview judging experience.

Those members who will be exhibiting animals during the annual North Idaho Fair will need to complete and submit a 4-H Livestock Entry Form.  Families wishing to stay in the Camper Village area or to purchase additional Fair passes can utilize the second form below to do so.

 September 3, 2013