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In 4-H, you learn by doing.  You’ll follow your interests, gain new skills, and show off your achievements.  With over 100 4-H projects in eight subject areas, there’s something for almost everyone. For more information on 4-H please visit the links below, or the 4-H Quick Links at right.  Follow Latah County 4-H  on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/LatahCounty4H.

Getting Started

About 4-H

Membership and age requirements

4-H Online Registration

Latah County uses 4-H online for enrollment.  Visit this site to register for clubs and projects.

Cloverbud Program

4-H program for children 5 – 7.  The Cloverbuds programs focuses on age appropriate skills, abilites and involvement.

Enrolled?  Here is the information you need.

4-H Events

Need to know that latest information.  Registration forms and flyers available here for events throughout the year.

4-H Documents and Forms

All forms needed to complete projects, awards, scholarships, newsletters and lots more.

4-H Livestock

Need to know about weigh-ins or other livestock issues.  This is the place.

4-H Horse

Just horse information here, 4-H horse projects, shows, clinics and forms.

Leader & Volunteer Information

Leaders Council

Afterschool Program

4-H Afterschool

Latah County 4-H Historical Photos

Courtesy of the Latah County Historical Society
 February 14, 2013
 
Teen Helping younger member

Kristina Davenport helps Victoria Fraizer with their community service project

Online List of Projects and Forms

Find an online list of 4-H projects and forms here.

What are 4-H Programs?

4-H programs are underneath the three mission mandate areas of: science, engineering and technology, and healthy living and citizenship. They differ from 4-H projects because they include a variety of knowledge areas and are inclusive of many projects and events. Programs can target specific audiences, seek out community partnerships and have funding sources that provide resources. The identified 4-H program areas in Idaho are: 4-H Afterschool, Ambassadors, Collegiate 4-H, Cloverbuds, Healthy Living, Operation Military Kids, Shooting Sports, Science and Engineering/Technology.

What is a 4-H project?

A “project” is a topic that you can explore. You’ll learn life skills like understanding yourself, communicating and working with others, and problem solving and decision making skills that you will use for the rest of your life.

How do I choose a 4-H project?

Think about what you like to do or what you are interested in, then look at the list of projects. Some of the project manuals are available in your local extension office and some are on the Web. Click on one that looks interesting, and find out more about it. Your 4-H leader and your parent can also help you decide. Check with your 4-H leader to find out if there are requirements for the project.

Do I have to do all the activities in the project guide or manual?

Of course not. The member, parents and leader choose the activities. Members may plan to do a little or a lot based on their interests and abilities. Project plans (goals) change as a member’s interests change.

How much time is spent on a 4-H project?

It depends on the size and scope of a member’s plan and goals. Some projects take a few days, weeks or even months. Some projects are repeated or undertaken again the following year to learn more and accomplish more goals.

Are there rewards for completing 4-H projects?

There are several ways to receive awards and recognition for completing projects. Check with your county 4-H staff member or 4-H leader to find out if there are special requirements.

How do I get 4-H project manuals or guides?

Your 4-H leader or county 4-H staff member will have a list of project manuals or guides. Some project activities are on the Web. Your 4-H staff member may have extra copies in his or her office; otherwise, the manuals can be ordered. Your 4-H leader or 4-H staff member can help you, so just ask!

Is there a list of projects?

4-H can be anything you want it to be. 4-H projects are based on research, so you can have up-to-date and accurate information about the things you’re interested in. 4-H project manuals and guides give you ideas for activities to do and ways to learn more. Not all of these projects may be offered by your club or county 4-H program, but this is a great place to explore! If there is something that you are interested in and it’s not on the list, talk with your county 4-H staff member.

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Documents not available for download may be obtained by contacting your county extension office (contact info below right).

Statewide

Latah County

Awards Handbook
2013 Latah County 4-H Awards Handbook

Commonly used forms and document

Financial Forms

Newsletters

4-H Newsletters

Scholarship Forms

The scholarships below are offered by Latah County Leaders’ Council.  If you are looking for state scholarships, see the link above titled Statewide.

Need help to attend camp, trainings or a clinic?  Both adult and youth members should use this form.

Are you a graduating senior?  Use the form below.    Grants up to $500 are awarded.

Comprehensive Awards

 February 14, 2013
 

4-H recognizes the age of the individual on January 1 of the current 4-H year. Eligibility established on January 1 will remain in effect for the entire 4-H year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

4-H members ages 8 to 18 years are eligible to participate in all programs offered by 4-H, including competitive activities/events. Individuals older than 18 years of age who have special needs are eligible to participate in 4-H, provided they are enrolled in high school.

 

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To view calendar items for specific 4-H districts or counties, select a district or county using the drop-down menus below. The default selection includes 4-H events in Latah County only.

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Cloverbuds is a noncompetitive educational program for younger youth ages 5 to 7 years designed to introduce young children to 4-H in a fun, noncompetitive way. Cloverbuds may not participate in large animal, ATV or shooting sports projects.

Cloverbuds attend club meetings/functions and use county or state publications. Children enrolled in the 4-H Cloverbud Program cannot display or sell animals at fair. They are not required to complete or exhibit their book. A club display of Cloverbud books at the fair is acceptable; however, the books are not judged.

Cloverbud documents

Cloverbud Memory Book

Rabbit project

Sewing project

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2014 State Leaders Forum

The annual, statewide educational conference for volunteer 4-H leaders provides leadership training, networking, and time to explore best practices. New and experienced leaders share information, knowledge, and skills informally and in workshops. The forum is hosted on a rotating basis by Idaho 4-H district leaders’ associations.

November 7-9, 2014
Red Lion Hotel
Lewiston, Idaho

For more information visit website

http://extension.uidaho.edu/kootenai/2014/03/06/state-4-h-leader-forum/

 

 4-H volunteer e-Learning Course

New to 4-H or an experienced leader or parent just wanting more information? Please begin learning about 4-H by taking an online course. Go to

http://4h.wsu.edu/volunteertraining/course.html 

·         The password to enter the training is:  volunteer.

·         Be sure to enter IDAHO as the state.

If you do not have access to a computer, the course can also be taken at a library or at our office.

Child Protection Training

New leader and need to fulfill your child protection requirement?  Go to the website below to complete the on-line class.

http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/riskmanagement/ProtectingMinorsTraining/player.html.

 


 February 4, 2014
 

Beef  Weigh-In

42 4-H and FFA beef projects were weighed in this year at the Latah County Beef Weigh-In.  2 more than last year!   Thanks to Buck Wright, Shelley O’Connell, Jim Kennedy, Shane Anderson and all the parents who helped make another successful weigh-in.    Follow the link below to check for any corrections.

2014 Beef Weigh In

 

Swine Weigh-In  

Initial swine weigh-in will NOT be held this year at Latah County Fairgrounds to prevent the further spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv).   More information about swine weigh-in and how your animal will be tagged will be provided to members  as soon as it it available.   Please check Latah County’s website  or talk to your leader.

To learn more about PEDv,  visit   http://www.pork.org/filelibrary/NPB%20A%20Champions%20Guide%20to%20Youth%20Swine%20Exhibition.pdf.

Good information  offered by the National Pork Board and targeted to youth.

Below is the pig tag information provided to me from leaders and members.  Please find your name and double check the spelling of your name, your club information, age division and most important the tag number of your animal.  Call the extension office with any errors.  There are several duplicate ear tags, so double check your animal’s tag.  Thanks, Latah County 4-H

2014 Swine Weigh-In

Sheep Weigh-In

Follow the link below for the 2014 sheep and goat weigh-in.  Please contact the extension office for any corrections.

2014 Sheep Goat Weigh-In

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Spring 2014

Sept – Oct 2013

Fair general newsletter – 2013

July – August 2013

May – June 2013

Mar – Apr 2013

Jan – Apr 2013

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The CYFAR 4-H Afterschool Program, located in Potlatch  is a quality enrichment program focused on building children’s lifeskills and knowledge in science and technology, healthy living, and cultural and visual arts.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture, through 4-H National.  It is dependent upon our community partners Potlatch School District, Let’s Get It Started, University of Idaho and Latah County Youth Advocacy Council.

 

 

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