Stephanie L. Butterfield, Customer Service Specialist
UI Extension, Washington County

4-H Enrollments are open for the new project year! Are you or your children going to do the same project as last year? If so, renew your enrollment now—it just takes a few minutes. Are you interested in doing something new?Now is the time to decide! Maybe you want to try something you haven’t seen at our fair before—just because you haven’t seen it there doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Are you interested in big animals like horses or cattle, small animals like cats or guinea pigs or something in between? Maybe your interest runs more toward feathers than fur! Or perhaps you would rather try cooking, sewing, cake decorating, small engines or dog 4-H! Talk to your leader or give us a call and we can help you get started. Don’t wait! Clubs are already meeting and filling quickly. 4-H is for youth from 5-18 years old. Five to seven year olds sign up as Cloverbuds, which is a non-competitive, educational only opportunity. A Cloverbud can take most of the projects that a regular 4-Her can take, with a few exceptions for safety reasons. Most notably, Cloverbuds are not allowed to take shooting sports projects, or take any animal project where the animal is bigger than they are. Please call the extension office to check on the availability of Cloverbud projects. In order to be a full 4-Her, a child must be 8 years old by January 1 of the current year. Youth in 6 th grade or above are also eligible to join the Washington County Teen Leaders club, which focuses on community service and developing leadership skills. This group gets involved in all kinds of activities and has lots of fun, as well. We always need adult volunteers as well!
Please give the UI Extension Washington County office a call today at 208-414-0415 to find out more!