University of Idaho & 4-H Philosophy

4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension; a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation. In Idaho, University of Idaho Extension is the oversight for our state’s 4-H program. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.

Kids may experience 4-H through various outlets to include; in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs, 4-H camps and by attending 4-H conferences in their local region, as well as through travel across the United States.

While projects and club activities may vary from county to county; the 4-H program is designed to extend all youth the same opportunities. 4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5 to 18. It is open without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, economic or ethnic backgrounds. 4-H programs are in every Idaho county. Youth from cities, suburbs, towns and rural settings participate.

Youth age 5 to 18 can join as members. Adults (ages 19 and up) can join as volunteers. Some projects have age limit. Cloverbuds is designed for younger 4-H members.

How do I start?

Call the University of Idaho Extension office in Elmore County at (208) 587-2136, Ext 251 or use our contact form.