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Kootenai/Shoshone Souper Saturday – February 22 at Lakeland Sr. High School – Begins at 8:00 am

This is a great way for leaders to get up to 3 hours of training on a variety of topics.  We will also have a Soup, Salad, Bread & Dessert contest for lunch.  It’s much like a potluck with an element of competition thrown in.  We are planning to be able to offer all of these classes, though the classes offered by the Panhandle Ambassadors may have to be canceled due to some of those youth having other obligations that day.  We hope that everyone attending will be able to find something to help them learn and grow though!  Souper Saturday 2014 schedule

Livestock Leaders meeting w/training – March 6 at the Kootenai Extension Office – Training begins at 7:30 pm

We will have a 1/2 hour Livestock Leaders meeting followed by a 2 hour training session.

Horse Leader Clinic – March 29 at Joy Richards Barn in Hayden – 2014 Horse Leaders Clinic Registration Form

This special training for Horse Leaders is a hands on clinic where they can learn new things to teach their members and how to teach them in a hands on environment.  There are a limited number of spaces, so preregistration is required.  Leaders can also audit this training if they don’t want to ride in it.

Shooting Sports Training

April 26-27, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H leaders seeking their initial Shooting Sports certification in archery, hunting, pistol, rifle and/or shotgun.  Participants can obtain certification for one discipline in a single day or certification for two disciplines over the entire weekend.  [2014 Shooting Sports Registration packet]

May 10-11, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H Shooting Sports leaders who have at least one year of experience since receiving their archery certification.  Participants will gain extensive knowledge and skills necessary to achieve USA Archery Level 2 certification.  [2014 – Advanced Archery Registration packet]


Those leaders just needing 1 hour of training still may want to do the online volunteer e-learning modules.  There are 4 modules to this training.  All must be completed to get credit for 1 hour of training.  Please print off the certificates of completion and submit those to the Extension Office for documentation of your training.  These are provided by Washington State University in partnership with the University of Idaho.  Please follow this link for further instructions Idaho 4-H Leader E-Learning

 January 14, 2014
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