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Teen Conference Registration Deadline is May 31st

There are 10 days left to register for the Washington State 4-H Teen Conference for 2024. Workshops and tours are starting to fill, so if you plan to attend get your registration completed soon! The conference will be held on the
Pullman campus of Washington State University from June 24-27, 2024. Workshop and tour descriptions are available on the state website here:

Costs are: $295 for youth, $195 for youth presenter/planning committee, and $200 for chaperones (4-H volunteers and WSU Staff/Faculty).

Please work with the youth in your county regarding payment for the conference and transportation to Pullman.

Questions about the Washington State Teen Conference? Please email or call Kelly Stewart at or 509-397-6290.

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We’re Hiring in Clallam County!

Apply now to be a full-time Livestock Specialist based in our Clallam County office. This position is split 50% of the time working with Clallam County 4-H creating and delivering youth livestock education. The other 50% of the time will be spent working with our WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program providing educational workshops and direct support to producers in Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties.
To learn more or apply:

Host Families Needed for 2 Japanese Exchange Students

Has your family ever thought about hosting an international exchange student for the school year? What would it be like to share your family’s life with a teenager from Japan? Consider what kind of things you and your family would learn about culture, family, friendship, and hospitality by welcoming someone into your home. 

There are two high school students still needing placement from August 2024 through June 2025. Arisa is a 12th grader and Yui is an 11th grader, both from Japan. You can view the bios for these students here:

If you or someone you know is interested in hosting these students, please contact Carolyn ASAP:

From the 4-H State Fair Manager’s Desk:

Hello 4-H Families,

I am finishing up the edits to the 4-H State Fair Exhibitor Guide and hope to have it posted to the WSU website in the next week or so. I wanted to get the schedule out for parents that need to request time off early in the year. The schedule has changed a bit for equine and archery. Archery has moved to the first weekend of September, giving the project additional days to complete their competition. Mini Equine are coming in on Saturday September 14th and move out Monday September 16. Livestock weekend starts Friday September 13th and leave Monday September 16th.

Equine Schedule:

Wed, September 4 IN: Sr Dressage, 5-7pm
Thurs, September 5 IN: Sr Performance, 5-7 pm
Sat, September 7 OUT: Sr Dressage, 2 pm
Mon, September 9 OUT: Sr Performance/Dressage, 2 pm
Wed, September 11 IN: Sr Western Games, 5-7 pm
Sat, September 14 OUT: Sr Western Games, 2 pm
IN: Int & Sr Harness and Small Equine, 5-7pm
Mon, September 16 OUT: Int & Sr Harness and Small Equine 5-7pm
Tues, September 17 IN: Int Performance/Dressage, 1-3 pm
Thurs, September 19 OUT: Int Performance/Dressage, 2 pm
IN: Int Western Games, 5-7 pm
Sun, September 22 OUT: Int Western Games
4 pm – Zone E Exits
5 pm – Zone D Exits
6 pm – Zone C Exits
7 pm – Zone B Exits
8 pm – Zone A Exits


Archery Schedule:

Sat, August 31 8:30 am Equipment Inspection
9 am – 12.30 pm Freeman Shoot Juniors – Pierce County Arena. 4:30 p.m. Equipment Inspection
5 pm – 8 pm Freeman Shoot Intermediates & Seniors – Pierce County Arena
Sun, September 1 8:30 am Equipment Inspection
9 am – 12:30 pm Blue Face Shoot Juniors – Pierce County Arena
2 pm 4-H Archery Judging Contest – Dog Show Arena
4:30 pm Equipment Inspection
5 pm – 8 pm Blue Face Shoot Intermediates & Seniors Pierce County Arena
Mon, September 2 8:30 am Equipment Inspection
9 am- 12:30 pm 900 Indoor FITA (all ages) – Pierce County Arena
*Jr’s shoot Modified FITA Round*
3 pm Awards – Dog Show Arena


I can’t wait to meet everyone at the fair. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kellian Whidden
4-H State Fair Manager

Nominate Outstanding Volunteers for State Awards

It’s that time of year again! Volunteer Recognition! Let’s work together to nominate those volunteers for our state awards that have given so much the past year. Hall of Fame nominations are due July 1, County Volunteer of the Year/Teen Leader of the Year are due October 1, and all other awards are due August 1. Award descriptions and nominations can be found at: If you need assistance completing the nomination forms, contact Jana Ferris at

Check Out the Creative Kids Projects for the Washington State 4-H Fair!

The 4-H State Fair is offering new projects in Creative Kids! Projects include:

  • Arts: Nature Craft
  • Recycled Newspapers
  • Culinary Project: Chocolate
  • Poetry: Summer Fun
  • Garden Project: Garden Gift Baskey
  • Photos: Summer Fun

Details are available in the Fair Exhibitor Guide:

Feel free to share the flyer with your clubs!


Updated May 21, 2024