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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Animal Science

Program Contact: Snohomish County 4-H Office
(425) 357-6044 •

Whether you are interested in household pets or market livestock, 4-H offers the program for you. We have volunteers ready to assist you in learning more about caring for animals, training your animal or growing animals as a food source. Our programs are grounded in the latest research available from universities across the nation.


Luke-HansenOur equine program involves many disciplines including English, Western, Dressage, Over Fences, Gaming, Driving, Trail Horse in the Field and Reining. Program activities include educational clinics, knowledge-based contests (Horse Bowl, Hippology, Horse Judging), horse shows. Many program participants have competed at state and national events.

For more information, the Snohomish County 4-H Horse Program hosts its own website: . The site contains all the information you may need, as well as referring you to a club. You will need to join to access information. If you would prefer not to join, please contact our office.

Horse Certificate (pdf)

Horse Program Scholarship (website)


DSC_3713-Megan-McLean-and-ScoutOur dog program also sponsors many events throughout the year. From dog judging to agility events to dog shows and even training assistance dogs, youth enrolled in the dog project are busy year round. We also host an annual Dog Caper that draws young people and their pooches from across the state.



Boy milking cowYouth participate in the livestock program areas to learn how to effectively breed and raise market animals. Our program consists primarily of beef, sheep and swine; dairy and fiber animals, as well as some companion animals are included as well.

Market Animal Feed & Project Management Clinic Feb. 5, 2023

Dairy Cattle Record Book 2018 (doc)

Start to Finish Dairy Cattle 2019 (pdf)

In addition to showing livestock at the Evergreen State Fair and surrounding fairs in the area, youth may choose to participate in our livestock judging program. Our county has been honored to sponsor several young people to the National 4-H Dairy Competitions and National 4-H Livestock Competitions.

For more information on these programs, please call the 4-H Office.

Small AnimalsGirl's Best Friend Hamster

Rabbits, cavies, poultry and cat projects make up our Small Animal Program. Youth engaged in these project areas learn how to care for their animal and participate in competitive shows to demonstrate their ability to work with their animal. We host three shows each year, as well as facilitate the small animal exhibits at the Evergreen State Fair.

For more information on these programs, please call the 4-H Office.