Learn Everywhere with 4-H
What is Learn Everywhere with 4-H?
University of Idaho Extension Learn Everywhere with 4-H is a new program that allows students to earn school credits for out-of-school learning activities. Students in this program will also gain important life skills such as self-control, awareness, focus, planning and flexibility as they progress through the program.
Learn Everywhere with 4-H is currently open to Idaho 7th through 12th grade students who are enrolled in public school. The courses offered have been adapted from 4-H curriculum which is both researched based, and aligned to Idaho Content Standards. There are four required elements students must complete to qualify for credit: oral presentation, a record book, an exhibit project, and an interview. Youth enrolled in Learn Everywhere with 4-H will work alongside a certified and trained adult. We are currently offering Animal Science projects in 2024. Additional courses and subjects will be added in 2025.
2024 Learn Everywhere Schedule
April 10 – Summer enrollment opens
May 1 – Summer enrollment deadline
Sept 1 – Summer Semester Course Completion
October 1 – Fall enrollment opens
November 1 – Fall enrollment deadline
December 15 – Fall Semester Course Completion
2024 Learn Everywhere Course Fees
$140 per course for non-4-H members
$125 per course for 4-H members
For more information, contact Christine Brueckner
Opportunities are currently being offered in animal science and Know Your Government.
Animal Science Classes
Animal science classes are offered as 100 or 101 level classes, with the 100 level typically serving as a prerequisite for the 101 class. These classes are offered as part of a fall, spring or summer session. The fee for animal science classes is $140 per class.
The following classes are currently available:
Youth will learn about animal agriculture careers and how they connect to each other to make the industry function.
Youth will learn how bedding material used in the pen can affect animal comfort. Animal comfort affects performance and growth, ultimately influencing meat quality.
Health and Diseases
Youth will learn why management practices of castration, dehorning (disbudding) and docking are important and how these practices should be properly performed.
Youth will learn how to invite buyers to the market animal sale.
Youth will learn about the five major types of feed nutrients. In addition, youth will learn how much water livestock drink per day, on average.
Youth will identify products they use in daily life that contain animal by-products. They will learn how to move livestock safely by using animal behaviors and the safety concerns of hauling livestock.
Participants will learn why artificial insemination (AI) is used in livestock production, the tools and procedures and the benefits to producers. Youth will learn genetic concepts including terminology and the heritability of various traits.
Participants will learn to understand the five basic criteria for selecting a beef animal. Beginners in 4-H and FFA livestock judging will learn proper note-taking format and the structure to oral reasons.
Youth will learn about correct working equipment needed for livestock showmanship and quality classes at the fair.
Know Your Government Classes
The Know Your Government class may be taken in the spring session only. The fee for this class is $140.
Know Your Government
Students participating in Know Your Government will learn about the state government and judicial system while observing the legislative process in action.