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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:

February 6 Spokane County 4-H Hippology Contest Virtual
February 26 4-H Horse Impromptus, Presentations & Equine Presentations Entry Form & More Info (PDF) – (Word)
February 27 4-H Horse Impromptus, Presentations & Equine Presentations Entry Form & More Info (PDF) – (Word)

Calendar of Events

4-H Feature: 

Spokane County 4-H Avista/NWFC Dues Awards

We know this year has been tough on our 4-H families. That’s why we are taking advantage of the money donated to Spokane County 4-H by Avista and Northwest Farm Credit Services to pay the dues of 125 members this year.

A few things to consider:

  • This is a first come, first serve since there are only 125 awards to offer. When you enroll in 4-H Online, it is timestamped. That means if you’ve already enrolled and you still want to request help to cover your dues, you can!
  • Spokane County must be your youth’s primary county for enrollment
  • Youth must be enrolled no later than January 31st, 2021 to be eligible.

Request a Dues Award here 


Winter Baking Challenge

Practice your cookie making skills with this fun “Nailed It” inspired baking challenge. Compete against members of your own family, or take the challenge just to see how you do. Be sure to share your pictures with us!

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!

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