The purpose of the 4-H Program is to help young people become creative and productive citizens. 4-H lays the foundation for continuing education and helps youth acquire a zest for life-long learning.
- Learn to live in a changing world
- Develop talents
- Learn how food and fiber products are made
- Explore ways to earn a living
- Learn to conserve nature's resources
- Learn healthy living habits
- Take responsibility for community improvement
- Serve as world citizens
- Strengthen family relationships
- Join with friends for work, fun and fellowship
Leaders are adult and teenage volunteers backed by the county extension office and the University of Idaho Extension who provide training and project materials.
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.
The maximum number of club members and type of projects offered will be established by individual club leaders. To qualify as a club, there must have at least five participants. Clubs composed of immediate family members are strongly discouraged. Each club requires a $3 enrollment fee per participant.
Out-of-state or out-of-country 4-H members who will be residents of Twin Falls County for three consecutive summer months will be allowed to participate in the Twin Falls County 4-H Program and the Twin Falls County Fair, if the project requirements are met or, if they are transferring a project from another state or county. Exceptions are youth from Owyhee County attending Three Creek schools and Elko County residents attending Jackpot schools.
4-H Cloverbud Program
Cloverbuds is a non-competitive educational program for younger youth ages 5 to 7 years designed to introduce young children to 4-H in a fun, non-competitive 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.