Welcome! Our Animal Science projects provide opportunities to learn about animals from household pets to market livestock. Our volunteers are ready to assist youth in learning more about animal care, training animals, and/or growing animals as a food source. Our programs are grounded in the latest research available from universities across the nation. Click on the projects below to learn more!
Horse or no horse – our program is for you! We offer many activities and opportunities with and without horses, including educational clinics, knowledge-based activities and contests (Equine Science, Horse Bowl, Hippology, Horse Judging, Groom Squad), as well as riding clinics and horse shows from a wide-variety of riding disciplines including English, Western, Dressage, Over Fences, Gaming, Driving, Trail Horse in the Field, and Ranch Riding.
Our dog program 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.
Youth participate in livestock program areas to learn how to effectively care for, breed, and raise animals.
Dairy Cow Record Book (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.
Rabbit, cavy, 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.
Sponsored by the Snohomish County 4-H Beef Program, February 24, 2024 at 1:30 at the Stanwood Fairgrounds, Stanwood, WA.
Space is limited! Link to Register for the Livestock Clinic!
2024 Youth Livestock Field Days
University of Idaho and Washington State University Youth Livestock Field Days provide research-based information to 4-H and FFA members regarding production, showing, and marketing of youth livestock projects that meet or exceed livestock industry standards and consumer expectations.
Click here to register for the 2024 Youth Livestock Field Days.