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Raise Your Hand to Support 4-H

In 4-H, we believe in the power of America’s youth to succeed in life; however, only one in three youth say they have the skills they need to handle what life throws their way.

That’s why 4-H created “Raise Your Hand.” A nationwide call to action for alumni and friends to “Raise Your Hand” to empower our nation’s youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

The three states with the most hands raised will win $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000! Stay tuned for surprise incentives along the way. State 4-H programs will also receive the contact information of those who vote for their state so that they can be further engaged as friends of 4-H locally.

Help us grow the next generation of True Leaders—because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.

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Looking for an Eastside Chaperone Host – International Exchange
Washington 4-H International Exchange is looking for a chaperone host family on the east side of the state. The South Korea chaperone is a 31 year old female high school Ag teacher who would like to see what agriculture looks like in our state. It seems only fair that she see both sides of our great state, but we need an Eastern Washington host family or individual (no children needed) able to host for two weeks, July 29 – August 17. A western Washington couple has her for the first 2 weeks, so….. let’s hear from you Eastern Washington folks! Contact Diana Ullery if you are able to fill this host slot (
Needed: Families with boys for International Exchange
We have one 16 year old girl left on our list of eligible delegates, and 8 boys ranging in age from 12 – 17. Host families just need to have a boy in their families who is within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age. If you know a great potential host family that fits this description please talk to them about this opportunity. These fella’s are counting on us!

Here’s the link for the most current delegate list

Whatcom County Hosts Dairy Judging Practice
Whatcom County will be hosting a dairy judging practice on Saturday, May 5th. Judging will begin at Glenn & Jean Laird’s Brown Swiss farm at 6804 Kickerville Rd, Ferndale at 9:30am followed by Guernseys and Holsteins at Kent & Lisa Erickson on 6343 Church Rd, Ferndale at approximately 10:45am. We will follow this with lunch and reasons at the barn of Chris & Jim Larsen at 2751 Aldergrove Rd, Ferndale. Lunch will be provided. This practice is open to anyone who wants to learn more about judging dairy cattle.
Updated May 1, 2018
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