Information for Members, Volunteer Leaders, and Parents

Program Contact: Jeannie Kiehn, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 754-2011 • jmkiehn@wsu.edu

Welcome parents and volunteer leaders. Please use the links in this page and to the left to find information on projects, publications, and tools for working with youth. We appreciate all you do! To receive the 4-H Friday Update via email, please contact Jeannie at jmkiehn@wsu.edu or Laurie at berensl@wsu.edu.


Report Your Volunteer Hours Every Month. If you are a volunteer leader, you will need to log your volunteer hours monthly at http://ext.wsu.edu/Volunteers/logon.aspx. Your user name will be either your last name only or your first & last name with a space in between. The password is password! (don’t forget the exclamation point). Download How to Report Volunteer Hours. If you are unable to log in to the volunteer database or if you have questions, please call the Extension office, 754-2011 ext. 4313.


4-H 101 Education Series Required for New Volunteers or New Club Leaders. Are you thinking about starting a new 4-H club or family 4-H group? Are you planning to transition to be the club head leader? Are you signing up as a volunteer with 4-H for the first time?  If so, please contact Jeannie Kiehn,  jmkiehn@wsu.edu, 509-754-2011 ext. 4313.

All volunteers signing up for the first time must submit a WSU Volunteer Application Form to the Extension Office for screening.

New volunteers or volunteers transitioning to become the head club leader are required to complete the three part 4-H 101 Education Series. This series will prepare you to oversee the administrative responsibilities of a 4-H club (insurance, taxes, finances), how to plan club programming and ensure you are up-to-date on WSU and state 4-H policies and procedures. The series is broken into three parts:

4-H 101 Part 1 – Complete the 4-H Volunteer E-Learning Modules,” online. (You will be directed to a window that requires a password.)  The password is “volunteer.”

4-H 101 Part 2 – is held in person.  Please call the Extension Office to schedule a time.

4-H 101 Part 3 ─ Complete the online ‘Put the Child First‘ Child Protection Training.


Put the Child First.  Volunteers and Leaders are required to complete an online presentation called Put the Child First. This training is mandatory. To register for “Put the Child First” go to: http://extension.wsu.edu/4h/for-volunteers/volunteer-training/. Fill in the information requested and press “Submit Request”.  You will receive an automatic Email with log-in information to view the presentation.  Your registration for the training will be kept in the system as proof of your participation. Website: http://4h.wsu.edu/volntr/elearning.htm.


Preserve the Taste of Summer (Required Training for Food Preservation Projects Leaders)

All 4-H project leaders leading food preservation projects and activities will need to have completed this online food preservation program training series to enroll as a food preservation project leader.  More information and to register.


General Due Dates for Grant-Adams 4-H

October 31 4-H Club Annual End of Year Financial Reporting is Due
December 1 Re-enrollment Deadline for Returning 4-H Club Members – Online Registration-https://www.4honline.com/
December 1 Annual 4-H Chartered Club Plan is Due
December 1 Annual 4-H Family Group Plan is Due
June 15 Secretary Books are Due to Extension Office
July 15 Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) Needs to be Completed
4-H Volunteer Materials and Application Forms:  4-H Volunteer Application Forms

Annual Animal Ownership Dates for Grant County Fair

January 1 Dairy – Sale Springer & Bred Heifer Certificates are Due
April 1 Horse Ownership Certificates are Due
April 1 Beef Ownership Date(Weigh & Tag Day to be announced)
May 1 All other Dairy Ownership Certificates are Due
May 8 Market Swine Ownership Date
May 12 Llama Ownership Date
June 15 Poultry Ownership Date
June 15 Rabbit Ownership Date
June 8 Market Goat Ownership Date
June 10 Market Sheep Ownership Date

Annual Animal Ownership Dates for Adams County Fair

February 1 Dairy – Sale Springer & Bred Heifer Certificates are Due
April 1 Horse Ownership Certificates are Due
April 30 Beef Ownership Date
May 1 All other Dairy Ownership Certificates are Due
May 15 Poultry Ownership Date
May 15 Rabbit Ownership Date
June 12 Llama Ownership Date
June 15 Market Swine Ownership Date
June 15 Market Sheep Ownership Date
July 8 Market Goat Ownership Date

Any class of animal must comply with minimal state requirements.  Washington State 4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook.

Download Ownership Certificates      Download Livestock Health Records

People volunteer with 4-H for many reasons. One obvious benefit is to help guide and mentor our country’s future citizens and leaders. Volunteers also develop new leadership skills, meet new friends, and have great adventures.Adult volunteers play an important role in 4-H youth education programs. They coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state, and national 4-H events.4-H volunteers help 4-Hers to:

  • Learn by doing
  • Develop leadership and life skills
  • Make new friends
  • Give back to the community
  • Build connections with others
  • Prepare, do, and share.

Any 4-H leader, member, or parent may nominate a 4-H volunteer in the Grant-Adams Area. The award
includes recognition at the Grant and Adams County Fairs, State 4-H Leader Forum, with a scholarship to
State 4-H Forum from the Grant-Adams Area 4-H Leaders Council.

Grant-Adams Area 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Nomination Form

Please support our future Agriculture leaders by donating to the Ephrata/Soap Lake Ag Boosters Club.  You can send donations to Ephrata/Soap Lake Youth Ag Boosters, PO Box 275, Ephrata, WA  98823.  Or contact Libby Anderson, Ag Booster Volunteer, 509-246-8046 or Angie Duffner, Ephrata Chamber of Commerce, 509-989-3319.

Download an Ephrata & Soap Lake Youth Ag Boosters Pledge and Support Form Here.