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State 4-H Contact

State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: (208) 885-6321
Fax: (208) 885-4637

Cowboy Poetry

cowboy poetry“You’re pulling my leg, right? Cowboy poetry? Huh?"

To someone unfamiliar with cowboy culture, cowboys writing poetry may seem as weird as opera stars digging ditches. Cowboy poetry originally made use of the long hours in the saddle and lots of time for thinking to provide evening entertainment around the campfire. With Spurrin’ the Words, be part of the rich tradition of oral storytelling using rhyme by learning to write and recite cowboy poems.

Project requirements: | pdf |
Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member Materials
  • Spurrin’ the Words Member's Manual*
  • 4-H Project Record Book | docpdf
  • 4-H Involvement Report | docpdf |

Leader materials

  • Spurrin’ the Words Leader’s Guide*
*Available through your county extension office.