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4-H Youth Development

The UI Extension 4-H Youth Development program is a leader in guiding Idaho’s youth to become responsible, productive citizens. 4-H is open year round to youth from five to 18 years old. The 4-H year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30

Final weights for the 2023 fair are

  • Swine: 225 lbs. to 325 lbs.
  • Market Beef: 1100 lbs. to 1600 lbs.
  • Stocker-Feeders: 500 lbs. to 900 lbs.
  • Sheep: 100 lbs. to 160 lbs.

Enrollment is done through the 4-H online portal. If you have questions or need help with the enrollment process, please contact the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office at 208-799-3096 or

Participants 8 to 18 years old take part in a wide variety of project, leadership and citizenship activities, including competitive events. Special needs individuals older than 18 are eligible to participate if they are enrolled in high school.

Cloverbuds is designed for youth ages 5 to 7 years old and focuses on non-competitive group learning experiences.

A modest fee ($25 for regular members or $15 for Cloverbuds) provides program support.

4-H livestock and small animal projects are designed to teach youth the principles of animal science. With each project, participants learn current industry standards of sound breeding, feeding and management practices. 

Animal Record Books and Project Forms

Non-Market, Breeding, Horse, Pet

Horse Projects

Market Animal Record Books and Project Forms

Market Beef

Market Lamb

Market Swine

Market Goat

Market Rabbit

Citizenship Washington Focus is a wonderful opportunity that helps youth ages 15 to 19-years-old identify and understand their active role in society. This unique 4-H youth program combines educational workshops and operational simulations with educational field trips and professional consultations. Topic highlights include youth issues, the U.S. Constitution and the federal government.

4-H home, career and leisure projects help members learn by doing.

Record Books and Project Forms

Nez Perce County Special Awards

Additional project support material and information can be found on the UI Extension 4-H Projects page or by contacting the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office at 208-799-3096 or by email.


University of Idaho Extension, Nez Perce County

Physical Address:
1239 Idaho St
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address:
1239 Idaho St
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 208-799-3096



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