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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.  Current members can reenroll at 4HOnline


Add Your Animals to 4HOnline

If you are showing an animal at the Pierce County Fair, you need to enter your animal into 4HOnlne prior to registering the the Fair.  Animals are added in the Animal/Livestock tab in the members profile page.  Below is a link to a guide that will help you add your animals into the system.  If you have added them in the past you need to go into 4HOnline and certify them once a year.  If you have questions, contact mike.seiber@wsu.edu.

Adding Animals to 4HOnline


Register for the Pierce County Fair

Fair Entry is now taking entries for the Pierce County Fair (August 9-12, 2018).  Go to piercecountyfair.fairentry.com to register for the fair.

Important dates to remember for the Pierce County Fair:

July 5 – Posters need to be entered into FairEntry if turning in at Frontier Park on July 7-8

July 7-8 – Poster can be turned in at Frontier Park (next to the open end of the Horse Barn

July 11 – Poster must be entered into FairEntry

July 12 – All posters must be turned in at the 4-H Office, 9:00-6:00

July 12 – Dog and Horse Entries are due in FairEntry in by 10:00 PM

July 19 – All other animal entries are due in FairEntry by 10:00 PM

Here is a helpful guide for making entries into FairEntry:  Enter Exhibits in Fair Entry


4-H International Exchange Program

Washington 4-H International Exchange is hosting youth delegates from  Japan (10 youth and 1 chaperone), and South Korea (10 youth and 1 chaperone) this summer. We’re looking for families that want to gain a global perspective by hosting an international delegate. The host family commitment  for Japan and South Korea delegates it’s July 21 – August 20. No special activities are required or expected, just a great Washington family experience for all.

These are great kids from families much like yours. They’re excited to make friends, learn about Washington, practice their English, and be a part of your family for a few weeks this summer.

The delegate list is not yet available, but this is the perfect time to submit your family hosting application. Then you’ll be the first to know who’s coming to Washington this summer. Each family should have a designated host sibling who would be the same gender and within 3-4 years of the international delegate.

Call Dianna Ullery (360-867-2153) or email dianna.ullery@wsu.edu if you have questions, and apply to be a Host Family at www.states4hexchange.org


SUPPORT PIERCE COUNTY 4-H

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 Office Coordinator, sadie.williams@wsu.edu or 253-798-7160
Mike Seiber, 4-H Program Coordinator, mike.seiber@wsu.edu or 253-798-3223
Dan White, 4-H STEM Coordinator, dan.white@wsu.edu or 253-798-3258
Brian Brandt, 4-H Youth Development Faculty, bbrandt@wsu.edu or 253-798-3250


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.