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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. Youths receive the hands-on, real world experience they need to become leaders.

4-H is open year-round to youths ages 5 to 18-years-old without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, and economic or ethnic backgrounds.

4-H members ages 8 to 18-years-old 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.

4-H recognizes the age of the individual on Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Eligibility established on Jan. 1 will remain in effect for the entire 4-H year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

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 be at least five participants. Clubs composed of immediate family members are strongly discouraged.

Members are required to attend at least six meetings in their primary club.

Cloverbuds is an educational program designed to introduce youth ages 5 to 7-years-old to 4-H in a fun, noncompetitive way.

Cloverbuds may not participate in large animal, ATV or shooting sports projects, and they cannot display or sell animals at fair.

They are not required to complete or exhibit their book. A club display of Cloverbuds books at the fair is acceptable; however, the books are not judged.

4-H programs emphasize the development of life skills during hands-on learning opportunities supervised by positive, caring adults.

While most 4-H members belong to a community club offering a variety of projects and activities, 4-H at UI Extension sponsors additional programs that offer opportunities for 4-Hers large and small.

Explore 4-H programs through the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development website.

Explore 4-H camps and contact the UI Extension, Minidoka County office at or 208-436-7184 for more information on agendas, pricing, dates, etc.

UI Extension, Minidoka County houses and facilitates district equipment for 4-H use.

To schedule a district equipment rental, please call the UI Extension, Minidoka County office at 208-436-7184 for available dates. Fill out the contract, then email to or fax to 208-436-6889.

Shooting Sports Trailer Rental 

The trailer can only be rented by a trained shooting sports 4-H coordinator or someone over 18-years-old with hunter safety.

4-H Pistol Rental

Sewing Machine Rental

Please contact Carin George at or 208-436-7184 if you have questions.

Jeni Bywater

4-H Program Coordinator


UI Extension, Minidoka County

Physical Address:
85 East Baseline
Rupert, ID  83350-1608

Phone: 208-436-7184

Fax: 208-436-6889



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