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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: cassia@uidaho.edu

4-H Enrollment

Fees

  • 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 8, 2023

Final fair participation enrollment date for 2022-2023 year is 5/8/2023.

Becoming a volunteer

  • ZSuite is open for enrollment

2023

  • Feb. 10 — Sip & Make "Charcuterie Boards" 10 a.m. to noon Cost $15 (flyer pdf)
  • Feb. 16 — New Leader Training 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., must RSVP
  • Feb. 18-20 — KYG (Know your Government)
  • Feb. 20 — President's Day Office Closed
  • Feb. 21 — Volunteer Council, FCS 6:45 p.m., General 7:30 p.m. with specie to follow
  • Mar. 3 — Beef registration Deadline, Livestock agreements & Bills of Sale  or Idaho Brand Inspection due
  • Mar. 11 — Beef Weigh-in - Burley Livestock yard 7-9 a.m.
  • Mar. 16 — New Leader Training 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., must RSVP
  • Mar. 17 — Dairy Pool Final day to sign-up
  • Mar. 20-24 — Spring Break classes more information coming soon
  • Mar. 21 — Volunteer Council, FCS 6:45 p.m., General 7:30 p.m. with specie to follow
  • May 8 — Final Fair Participation Enrollment Deadline (Specie Specific dates see livestock section)
  • Aug. 12-19  Fair

2023

 

Species Deadlines 2023: 

  • ZSuite is open for enrollment
  • Mar. 3 — Beef registration Deadline, Livestock Agreements & Bills of sale or Idaho Brand Inspections due
  • Mar. 11 — Beef weigh-in - Burley Livestock yard 7-9 a.m.
  • Mar. 17 — Dairy Pool Final day to sign-up
  • April 7 — Swine registration Deadline, Livestock Agreements & Bills of sale due
  • April 14 — Swine weigh-in  4-5:30 p.m.
  • April 28 — Dairy registration Deadline, Livestock Agreements & Bills of sale or Idaho Brand Inspections due
  • May 5 — Dairy weigh-in, Fairgrounds, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • May 8 — Sheep, Turkey, Goat, & Rabbit registration deadline
  • May 8 — Horse ID forms & registrations due
  • May 8 — All Breeding Ethics Agreements due
  • May 8 — Sheep Livestock Agreements & Cool Forms/Bills of Sale due
  • May 8 — Final Fair Participation Enrollment Deadline
  • May 16 — Sheep weigh-in Fairgrounds 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • May 25 — Turkey Livestock Agreements & Bills of Sale due
  • June 1 — Turkey weigh-in Fairgrounds 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • June 9 — Goat  Livestock Agreements & Cool Forms/Bills of Sale due
  • June 9 — Beef Breeding Project declaration day
  • June 16 — Goat Breeding Project declaration day
  • June 16 — Goat weigh-in Fairgrounds 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • June 20 — Rabbit Livestock Agreements & Bills of sale due
  • June 26 — Rabbit weigh-in, Fairgrounds TBA
  • July 10 — Dairy Presentations (call Office to reserve time)
  • July 17 —  Dairy Presentations (call Office to reserve time)

 

  • 2023 Fair: Aug. 12-19

 

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 cassia@uidaho.edu

 

  • Enrollment Deadline: May 8, 2023
  • FCS project tags
  • Absentee Interview Judging Form (PDF)
  • 2022 Style Revue Narrations (PDF)
  • Interview information for FCS fair check-in day:
    • 2022 4-H Interview Questions (pdf)  
    • 2022 4-H Interview Rubric (pdf)
    • 2022 Life Skills Wheel (pdf)
  • 2022 4-H/FFA Fairbook (PDF)
  • Shooting sports
    In this link you find:
    • requirements for all the shooting sports projects
    • Contests & Events
    • Grants
    • and so much more

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

Contact

University of Idaho Extension, Cassia County

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

Phone: 208-878-9461

Fax: 208-878-7862

Email: cassia@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cassia

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