4-H Youth Development
4-H is a national youth development program for youth ages 8-18. This program helps members to learn, grow and work together while making new friends. Screened and certified caring adult volunteers serve as teachers and mentors.
There is a variety of projects to choose from. Bingham County projects are exhibited at the Bingham County 4-H Fair. Blue ribbon projects are then eligible to exhibit at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot.
There is also a 4-H Cloverbud program for youth ages 5-7. This program lets youth experience a 4-H project that fits their level of learning.
Other 4-H sponsored activities include overnight camps, fairs, project day camps, judging contests, skill-a-thons and community service opportunities.
The 4-H year runs from October 1 through September 30.
Fees must be turned in or mailed to the office at 412 W. Pacific St., Blackfoot ID 83221.
- Cloverbud Registration (for ages 5-7 years as of Jan. 1, 2018)
- $7 fee
- Traditional 4-H Registration (for ages 8-18 years as of Jan. 1, 2018)
- $7 fee (before Dec. 31)
- $11 fee (after Dec. 31)
- Horse 4-H Registration (for ages 8-18 years as of Jan. 1, 2018)
- $13.50 fee (before Dec. 31)
- $17.50 fee (after Dec. 31)
Enrollment Scholarship (4-H enrollment scholarship PDF)
If you feel that you would be unable to afford to enroll in 4-H, an enrollment scholarship is available. The scholarship form (PDF) must be turned into the office prior to Dec. 31.
Day camps are offered through the year during holiday breaks and summer vacation from school. More information can be found in our newsletters or by contacting the UI Extension, Bingham County office at 208-785-8060.
Day camp registration forms and fees must be paid at the UI Extension office. This is a first come first served opportunity. A paid registration holds your place in the class.
Food, Clothing and Miscellaneous Sheets
Animal Project Portfolio
- Animal Project Portfolio (PDF)
- Horse Project Portfolio (PDF)
- Dog Project Portfolio (PDF)
- Livestock Judging Sheet (PDF)
- Horse/Dog Judging Sheet (PDF)
- COOL Document (PDF)
The Sheep, Swine and Beef Showmanship DVD is intended for strengthening showmanship skills of 4-H, FFA and other youth livestock exhibitors. It is also targeted to prospective livestock judges. The DVD is produced by UI Extension educators from the eastern district.
View Sharpen Your Livestock Evaluation (PowerPoint) (PDF). This document helps adults and youth understand livestock selection priorities for selecting a market animal project. Information on how to evaluate market ready steers, hogs and lambs is also included. There is a class of livestock with placing and oral reasons for each species.
Ultrasound in Youth Livestock Education (YouTube video) explains the why and how of using ultrasound for judging animals.
Several college scholarship are available through UI Extension, Bingham County 4-H. Scholarships are due to the office by April 14, 2017. Applicants must be registered 4-H youth participants. Applications must be typed. Contact the UI Extension, Bingham County office at 785-8060 for further information.
- Jennifer Stoddard Memorial (must have completed a market animal project the previous year)
- Cody Hall Memorial (must have been a 4-H member for at least four years and have completed a market animal project)
- Bingham County Endowment
- Teen Association (must have been a teen leader)
Information and requirements are listed on the form. Please make sure your application is:
- Completed in all portions
- Accompanied by a school transcript
4-H members from the Eastern District may attend an annual camp at Alpine, Wyoming in late June. Attendees spend three days and two nights in cabins and eat meals prepared by camp staff. Read upcoming newsletters for information or call 208-785-8060. The facility is also available to other organizations.
Adult volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H program. They organize, teach and mentor youth. For liability insurance and program safety, adult volunteers must apply and be screened.
Leader enrollment requirements each year:
- Enroll on 4HOnline
- Pay insurance fee to office
- Complete a background check through Verified Volunteers
- Complete Protecting Minors Training on 4HOnline profile
- Registration for 4-H Leaders will be online.
- An instruction sheet (PDF) is available to walk you through the rest of the online process.
- Leaders pay one enrollment fee per year. Leaders must re-enroll each year.
- Leaders pay $1 for insurance ($2 for horse leaders).