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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Spokane County 4-H Youth Development

Just Around the Corner:

April 14 4-H Virtual Horse Judging Contest
April 15 Rescheduled 4-H Large Animal Committee Meeting 7pm Zoom Link
April 18 4-H Horse Clinic Info – Registration
April 19 & 21 Virtual Volunteer Training 5:30-7:30pm Contact
April 26 4-H Scholarships Due

Calendar of Events

4-H Feature: 

4-H Horse Clinic April 18th 9am

Info – Registration

Join us for a day in the saddle with local horsewomen, positive mentor and friend to 4-H– -Britt Morrison & Erin Gleave. Our goal is to help youth and their horses prepare for the horse shows season through two different equine disciplines.

$35.00 per youth. No late entries. No refunds. Rain or shine. Must be active in 4-H online and dues paid.

1st come 1st serve. Youth must pick one clinic as we need to limit numbers due to COVID safe limitation.

COVID Safe 4-H Training

4-H in-person events are starting to occur more often. This is a one time required training to participate in-person activities and events at the local county and club level. Only 30 minutes in length. Gary and Kate will remain on the ZOOM to answer questions or help you brainstorm your future 4-H in-person planning. This training is not required for the Jr Show.

● Wednesday April 7th 5:30pm
● Monday April 12th 6:30pm
● Wednesday April 21st 5:30pm Zoom Link for April 21st
● Sunday April 25th 4:30pm Zoom Link for April 25th

Spokane County 4-H Youth Cooking Contest

Show off your cooking skills by preparing, recording, and editing a video in your very own kitchen. This contest is for all youth aged 5-18 years old. Select a recipe listed under the appropriate age group, and then follow the guidelines closely. Send in your video to by May 1st to be judged by local celebrities!

Spokane County 4-H Cooking Contest 2021 Guidelines
4-H Cooking Contest Recipes
Walmart Foundation Photo Release Form

Contact Savannah Brass at with any questions.

Connect with your Club Virtually:

Virtual Showcase Toolkit
Activities & Ideas for Learning at Home!
Connecting Virtually with Your 4-H Club 

About 4-H

4-H is the youth development program of Washington State University Extension, and is managed jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington’s land grant university (WSU) and Pierce County government. 4-H is everywhere – in cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the nation. The United States has more than five million members and 600,000 leaders. Around the world, 4-H-type clubs exist in at least 82 countries. 4-H serves a broad clientele, with expanded program focus using a variety of delivery methods that incorporate its theme of learn by doing.


Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is assisting young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change in order to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society.


4-H Youth Development education creates a supportive environment for all youth and families to reach their fullest potentials. This will be accomplished through a systematic approach of foundation and mission-driven science to meet the 4-H goals to:

  • Provide formal and non-formal experiential learning
  • Develop skills that benefit youth throughout life
  • Foster leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults
  • Build internal and external partnerships for programming and funding
  • Strengthen families and communities
  • Employ research-based knowledge and the land grant university system
  • Embrace and expand the traditions of the 4-H Youth Development program

Who can be in 4-H ?

  • All youth in grades K-12
  • How old do you have to be to join 4-H? See eligibility rules here.
  • Adults who are willing to share their time, talents, and treasures with youth in the community in partnership with youth, other volunteers, and 4-H staff.

Program Opportunities

Cats * Cavies * Clothing & Textiles * Dogs * Equine * Environment-Science-Engineering-Technology * Expressive Arts * Foods & Nutrition * Large Animals * Leadership & Citizenship * Mechanical Sciences * Military Kids Clubs * Pocket Pets * Poultry * Rabbits * Robotics * Shooting Sports * Sports Fishing

Check out our full list of projects here!

Clover Column

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