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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 $10
  • 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 10, 2024

Final fair participation enrollment date for 2023-2024 year is 5/10/2024.

Becoming a volunteer


  • Nov. 23-24 — Office Closed - Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 8 — 4-H Christmas Sweet Treats class 9:30 a.m.-noon, see flyer for more information (pdf)
  • Dec. 25, 2023 — Jan. 1, 2024 Office Closed for Christmas and New Years


  • Final Fair participation enrollment date is May 10, 2024 (specie specific dates coming soon)


  • Documents and Record Books

    Some documents you will find below:

    • Cloverbud memory book (non-traditional record book)
    • Secretary book
    • and more

Species Deadlines 2023: 

  • Nov. 23-24 — Office Closed - Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 25, 2023 — Jan. 1, 2024 Office Closed for Christmas and New Years


  • Final Fair participation enrollment date is May 10, 2024 (specie specific dates coming soon)

Livestock Documents

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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