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4-H showing at fair deadline Jan. 10

| December 23, 2021 1:00 AM

Individuals can enroll any time for 4-H, but in order to exhibit at fair and fully participate in all the yearly activities and events students must be enrolled by Jan. 10.

4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5 to 18. Participants ages 8 to 18 are eligible for all 4-H programs, including competitive activities and events. Ages five to seven are eligible to participate in Cloverbuds.

Individuals older than 18 who have special needs are eligible if they are still enrolled in high school. 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.

Program fee for cloverbud members is $2 and $25 for regular members. Due to additional insurance, horse and dirt bike projects are $27. These fees go to three projects. For four or more projects it is an additional $3 per project.

Each project has its own meetings, said Amy Robertson, Extension educator. All meetings are led by volunteer leaders.

“Without volunteers, our program could not exist. And we are currently still looking for a couple of volunteers,” said Robertson.

She said there is an uptick in new members. In the past 4-H has averaged 250 members the last couple of years, but since not all returners have enrolled for next year numbers are unknown, said Robertson.

4-H also has a “think, make, create trailer” that acts as a mobile maker space, Robertson said. It is full of supplies for science, technology, engineering and math lessons and projects.

The following information provides step-by-step instructions on how to enroll (or re-enroll) in our 4-H program, along with a link to the local 4HOnline portal.

For more information go to: uidaho.edu/extension/county/boundary/4-h or call the Boundary County Extension Office at 208-267-3235.

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