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4-H Youth Development

4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world through hands-on, real world experience.

Benefits of 4-H

  • Learn to live in a changing world
  • Develop Talents
  • Members have fun and make new friends while gaining leadership, citizenship and useful life skills through a wide variety of projects.
  • Youth benefit from education outside a traditional classroom.
  • Hands-on life skills provide youth an opportunity to explore and understand by practice and interactive participation.
  • Youth succeed and strive for success in a project area of their choosing. In turn, their practice educates other youth and adults by demonstrating both their attempts at success and their successes.

About 4-H

4-H reaches every corner of our nation. It is part of America’s 109 land-grant universities and its Cooperative Extension System. It extends from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can with more than:

  • 6 million youth
  • 540,000 volunteers
  • 3,500 professionals
  • 60 million alumni
  • 4-H is the largest youth organization worldwide, reaching all 50 states and 80 countries

In a recent Research Study about 4-H’ers done by Tufts University, they found that 4-H’ers Excel:

  • Nearly four times more likely to make contributions to their communities
  • About two times more likely to be civically active
  • Nearly two times more likely to participate in science programs during out-of-school time
  • Two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities
  • Nearly two times more likely to make healthier choices

Cassia County 4-H offers innovative activities and programming, including the Cassia County community 4-H club. We also offer one of the state’s largest livestock programs, which includes beef, swine, dairy, sheep, goats, turkeys and rabbits.

For more specific information on Cassia County 4-H, please contact Rosie at 208-878-9461.

Participant Eligibility

Enrollment in 4-H or any 4-H program is subject to approval by the appropriate extension personnel. To be eligible for enrollment and/or participation, members and/or volunteers must be in compliance with state and county policies, and not have any outstanding debts/payments due.

Membership & Age Requirements

  • "Member" is defined as a youth of 4-H age individually enrolled at the county level in a 4-H club.
  • 4-H age is the age of the individual on Jan. 1 of the current 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. Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 years, may do cloverbud projects.
  • Youth and volunteer enrollment information shall be maintained on the state-approved electronic enrollment system.
  • In recognition of the educational and developmental needs of youth, members will be grouped for program management purposes (based on age as of Jan. 1 of current 4-H year) as follows:

Classification by Age

  • Cloverbuds: 5 to 7 years old
  • Junior: 8 to 10 years old
  • Intermediate: 11 to 13 years old
  • Senior: 14 to 18 years old

For more specific information, please contact the 4-H office between 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on weekdays:

Phone: 208-878-9461, Fax: 208-878-7862, email:

4-H Enrollment


  • 4-H Member $20 ($5 is paid by Cassia County 4-H Volunteer Association)
  • 4-H Horse $23 ($5 is paid by Cassia County 4-H Volunteer Association)
  • Species Fee $8
  • Archery $5
  • Cloverbud $20 ($5 is paid by Cassia County 4-H Volunteer Association)
  • Volunteer $5
  • Pay fees in person at the 4-H office or online at Cassia County PayPort

Enrollment Deadline: May 9, 2022

Final fair participation enrollment date for 2021-2022 year is 5/9/2022.

Becoming a volunteer


  • Aug. 11 — 4-H Dog Show, Jack Funk Pavilion 8:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 11 — 4-H Horse Show: Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. show starts at 8 a.m., there will be a 1 hour break before starting the Working Ranch Horse Show — Rodeo Arena
  • Aug. 12 — 4-H Fair Booths open for decorating 2-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 13 — 4-H Fair Booths open for decorating 8-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 13 — Enter 4-H/FFA projects (except crops/produce and perishable items) in the 4-H/Open Class Building and FCS project Interviews, 1-4 p.m.
  • Aug. 15 — 6 a.m. Dairy Weigh-in — Beef Scales
  •         — 7:30-8:30 a.m. Enter 4-H perishable  project exhibits (including foods and produce) into the 4-H/Open Class Building
  •         — 9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Quality Show — Jack Funk Pavilion
  •         — 9 a.m. 4-H FCS/Misc. Judging — 4-H/FFA Open Class Building
  •         — 6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Animal Sale — Sale Barn, Ice Cream Social to follow
  •         — 5-7 p.m. 4-H Auction Baskets need to be delivered to the 4-H/Open Class Building. Leaders arrange booths
  • Aug. 16 — 7:30-8:30 a.m. Turkey Weigh-in — Beef Scales
  •         — 8:45-9:30 a.m. Goat Weigh-in — Beef Scales
  •         — 9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Fitting & Showing — Jack Funk Pavilion
  •         — 1 p.m. 4-H/FFA Turkey Fitting & Showing — Sale Barn
  •         —  4-5:30 p.m. Beef Weigh-in — Beef Scales
  •         — 4-6 p.m. Rearrange projects in 4-H booths (Leaders)
  •  Aug. 17 — 6-7:30 a.m. Swine Weigh-in & Ultrasounds — Sale Barn
  •          — 7:30-8:30 a.m. Rabbit Weigh-in — Rabbit Barn
  •                — 1-9 p.m. 4-H/FFA Open Class Building Open
  •          — 2:30 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Cloverbud Show — Sale Barn
  •          — 3 p.m. 4-H/FFA Rabbit Fitting & Showmanship — Sale Barn
  •          — 6-7 p.m. Sheep Weigh-in & Ultrasounds — Beef Scales
  •  Aug. 18 — 7 a.m. 4-H/FFA Swine Quality Show — Sale Barn
  •        — 8:30 a.m. 4-H/FFA Beef Quality Show — Jack Funk Pavilion, Beef Breeding show to follow Quality Show
  •          — 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 4-H/FFA Open Class Building Open
  •          — 11 a.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Quality Show — Sale Barn, Sheep Breeding show to follow Quality Show
  •          — 2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Goat Quality Show — Sale Barn, Goat Cloverbud show to follow Quality Show, Goat Breeding show to follow Cloverbud Show
  •          — 3-7 p.m. 4-H/FFA premium pick-up — 4-H/FFA Open Class Building. Premiums to be picked up by the youth or parents
  •          — 6 p.m. 4-H Robotics Expo — 4-H/Open Class Building
  • Aug. 19 — 7 a.m. 4-H/FFA Swine Fitting & Showing — Sale Barn
  •              — 8:30 a.m. 4-H/FFA Beef Fitting & Showing — Jack Funk Pavilion
  •              — 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 4-H/FFA Open Class Building Open
  •             — 11 a.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Fitting & Showing — Sale Barn
  •             — 2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Goat Quality & Fitting & Showing Show — Sale Barn
  •       — 4 p.m. Round Robin — Sale Barn
  •       — 5:15 p.m. 4-H Quiz Bowl — Sale Barn
  •       — 6 p.m. 4-H Awards Ceremony  — Sale Barn
  •             — 7-8:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA premium pick-up — 4-H/FFA Open Class Building. Premiums to be picked up by the youth or parents
  • Aug. 20 — 6:30 a.m. Buyer Card Pick-up
  •         — 7 a.m. Buyers Breakfast — Jack Funk Pavilion
  •         — 8 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale — Sale Barn
  •         — 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 4-H/FFA Open Class Building Open
  •         — 1 hour following livestock sale — Youth Livestock Judging Contest (Sponsored by Cassia County FFA Chapters)
  • Aug. 21 — 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Removal of exhibits. Premiums may also be picked up in the 4-H/FFA Open Class Building. Please use the North door.
  • Aug. 22 — 8:30 a.m.-noon Removal of exhibits. Premiums may also be picked up in the 4-H/FFA Open Class Building. Any Exhibits not picked up by the deadline will be left in the Fair Office and will not receive premiums. All premiums not picked up by Noon on Monday will revert back to the Cassia County Fair Board as a donation.


  • 2022 Fair: Aug. 13-20
  • Final 2022 Fair Participation Enrollment Deadline: May 9 (Specie Specific dates see livestock section)

2022 Newsletters (pdf)


2022 Minutes (pdf)

Animal Specie Minutes from the 7-7-2022 Volunteer Council Picnic

4-H @ Home is 4-H on your time!

4-H is more than just animals. Did you know that there are more that 72 4-H projects?

4-H @ Home is a way to start exploring some of these options.

4-H @ Home has six different projects to check out and complete at home they are:

  • Leather Craft 
  • Sewing
  • Art
  • Junk Drawer Robotics
  • Cake Decorating
  • Satisfy your Sweet Tooth: The Science of Sugar (candy making)

There are fees to check out each kit. 

For more information please contact the Cassia County Extension, 4-H office at 208-878-9461 or


To provide opportunities for area clientele, UI Extension, Cassia County works with several partner organizations including:

  • Cassia County, Idaho
  • Cassia County 4-H Volunteer Association
  • Cassia County Fair and Rodeo
  • Central Idaho 4-H Camp
  • Idaho State 4-H Volunteer Association
  • Central District 4-H Volunteer Association
  • Cassia County School District
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • Burley Public Library
  • Cassia Regional Hospital

Rosie Davids

4-H Program Coordinator


University of Idaho Extension, Cassia County

Mailing Address:
1459 Overland Ave, Room 4
Burley, ID 83318

Phone: 208-878-9461

Fax: 208-878-7862



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