4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: Brian Brandt, 4-H Associate Professor
(253) 798-3250 • bbrandt@wsu.edu

Join 4-H!

Open enrollment for Pierce County 4-H is from October 1st through April 30th.  Information on joining 4-H can be found on the How to Join page.  Enrollment Instruction Packets for Leaders and Member Families can be found on the forms, policies, & procedures page.

Pierce County Fair Registration

FairEntry is now open for registering for the 2017 Pierce County Fair.  To register go to https://piercecountyfair.fairentry.com.  DO NOT enter your Email and Password on this page unless you are entering in Open Class.  For families in 4-H click the green “Sign in with 4HOnline” button and a pop-up login screen will appear.  Enter all family members before you click submit.

Registration Deadlines

July 7            Horse Posters
July 13          Dog, Horse, Posters/Charts & Graphs
July 20          4-H Group Projects, 4-H in Action, All other animals,
Clothing Contests,Cloverbud, Educational Exhibits—Lots 3-7,
Fashion Revue, Food & Nutrition Activities, Self Determined Projects
August 1       Shooting Sports
August 6       Performing Arts
August 6 & 7 Arts, Environmental Stewardship, Food & Nutrition, Food Preservation,
Needlearts,   Photography, S.T.E.M., Sewing
August 7       Public Presentations
August 8 & 9 Social Sciences
August 9 & 10 Plants and Soils


All posters must be entered into FairEntry before they are judged.  Judging will take place on July 13th, 9:00am-5:00pm at the 4-H Office.  Horse project posters are to be turned in at the July 8th Qualifying Show at the booth near the end of the Barn.  Club Leaders bringing posters to the 4-H Office need to make sure they are all entered into FairEntry when they are collected from your members.  Posters will be distributed to Department Superintendents at their meeting on July 18th to be brought to the Fair.


Apply for a Fred Meyer Community Rewards card. These contributions enhance our programming efforts, for such things as Opportunity Grants, Scholarships and Club Support, and is a benefit to all of our 4-H members. Our group is Pierce County 4-H Council #90289. If you do not have a Rewards card, please talk to Fred Meyer’s staff and find out how to apply for one, or go to the Fred Meyer Community Rewards website. This will not interfere with your personal Rewards.

Contacts for Pierce County

Sadie Williams, 4-H Clerical Assistant, sadie.williams@wsu.edu or 253-798-7160
Mike Seiber, 4-H Program Coordinator, mike.seiber@wsu.edu or 253-798-3223
Brian Brandt, 4-H Youth Development Faculty, bbrandt@wsu.edu or 253-798-3250
Makenzie Good, 4-H STEM Coordinator, makenzie.good@wsu.edu or 253-798-3258

4-H License Plates

4-H Special License Plates are now available. Your purchase of a 4-H License Plate supports 4-H Youth Development in Washington State! Click here for a copy of the brochure.

About 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a positive youth development program that has the goal of creating caring, capable and contributing citizens. Youth learn life skills such as decision making, cooperating, and organizing through several project areas. Some might think the four H’s stand for “Horses, Hens, Hog, and Hay.”  It’s easy to see why, since 4-H has been around for more than 100 years. In fact there are a huge variety of projects spanning from robotics, photography, cooking, arts and crafts, sewing and fashion, welding, raising and showing animals, and so much more! Check out what Pierce County 4-H accomplished last year: 1,000 youth participated in community clubs with 700 adults that served as their mentors. Youth showcase their completed projects at the county fair and Puyallup Fair.

  • the Afterschool program delivered 50 hours of professional training to 90 after school and child care staff from 7 counties.  Nearly 1,600 youth received 4-H programming from these trained program staff.
  • 110 summer camp staff from 3 counties received training that allowed 3,000 youth to receive 4-H enhanced programming.

a 4-H technology lab opened in inner-city Tacoma providing after school and summer camp opportunities for middle and high school students.