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4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: Mike Seiber, Program Coordinator
(253) 798-3223 • mike.seiber@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.  Here is a list of all of the clubs accepting new members:  2018-2019 Open Club List. Enrollment Instruction Packets for Leaders and Member Families can be found on the forms, policies, & procedures page.  Current members can reenroll at 4HOnline


Pierce County Fair – August 8-11, 2019

Registration opens on June 1, 2019

If you can Make it, Bake it, or Grow it, you can probably show it at the Pierce County Fair.  Fair registration is open to all 4-H members and to the general public age 5 and above.  Registration is through www.piercecountyfair.fairentry.com.

Important registration deadlines (all close at 10:00 pm)

July 11 – Educational Posters
July 11 – Dog Events
July 18 – Most Animals Events (other than Dogs, Cavies, and Rabbits)
July 30 – Rabbit and Cavy Events
July 27 – Fashion Review and Clothing Contests
August 1 – Shooting Sports
August 2 – All Static Displays (if possible)
August 4-5 – Onsite registration help available for static displays
August 7 – Floral and Gardening (onsite registration help available)
August 9 – Chocolate Contest
August 10 – Fair Photo Contest

Check out the 2019 Pierce County Fairbook

Pierce County Fair Website


Public Presentations Preliminaries

The 2019 Public Preliminaries registration is now open in 4HOnline.  To register go to the bottom of your family’s Member List page, there is a gray box titled “Register a Member in an Event” with two drop down menus to select a person and an even.  You will need to select the dated presentation day and fill out the form completely by selecting the type of presentation and a time slot.  If it is a team presentation, only one person registers on-line and inputs the partner’s name.

Public Presentation Dates and Locations

June 19, 2019, 6:00-9:00, Peninsula Baptist Church, Registration Closes June 17
June 29, 2019, 9:00-4:00, Pierce Co. 4-H Office, Registration Closes June 27


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


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, is on sabbatical and will return July 1, 2019.  Please contact Mike Seiber for assistance.


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.