4-H Youth Development
We are always ready for more members and volunteers. There are many opportunities for different projects. If you would like to become a member or a leader, please contact UI Extension, Adams County. We will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose an existing club or create a new club.
4-H in Adams County
- 35 youth
- 10 adult volunteer leaders
- Seven clubs
- Most popular projects: livestock, pets, horse
Adams County 4-H Requirements
In addition to abiding by the Idaho 4-H Youth Development Policies and Procedures (PDF), we also expect the following from our members, parents and volunteers.
Fall or Early Spring
- March 1: Enrollments are due. Some clubs require earlier deadlines.
- Members, leaders, parents and other volunteers must READ, sign and follow the UI Extension 4-H Policies and Procedures.
- Clubs must have at least six meetings. Members must attend 51 percent of total meetings, with a minimum of six meetings. Example: A club has 13 meetings total, so member must be at seven.
- Leaders and/or club secretary must track dates and meetings, agendas, minutes and attendance.
- Proper behavior and attire should be reviewed by members and parents each year.
- Turn in completed entry forms by deadline.
- Turn in completed record book portfolio by deadline. (Work on record books throughout the year. See the 4-H Portfolio Checklist for help.)
- Complete Portfolio Record Book Interview (15 min.)
- Log seven activities in member portfolios and have leaders sign off.
- Give a demonstration at a county contest, leaders meeting, club meeting (with four or more members) or joint club meeting. Example: If you have three members in your club and two are siblings, another group should join your club to do demos so there are more people involved, or come to the UI Extension, Adams County office to complete. This requirement can be done any time before record books are due.
- Work shift at food booth during Fair. Food booth committee will schedule.
- All clubs must decorate a booth in the Exhibit Hall and display record books and projects made for Fair (if applicable).
- Market Animal Clubs must have health certificate, bill of sale/COOL forms, feed and growth record all turned in at Fair. Animals receiving a white ribbon for record books or quality class will not be eligible for sale at the auction.
- If you do fundraising, or raise money in ANY way, you must have a bank account. See Policies and Procedures.
- A parent should plan to attend the club meeting with their child. 4-H leaders are not day care providers. Talk with the leader about club rules.
- Let your parents and kids know exactly what to expect. Write it down or have a group meeting on expectations.
- Club leaders should set a calendar of meetings to make it easier on members and families. Example: June 12, showmanship. March 14, record books. Example: Third Monday of each month.