4-H is for youth ages 5-18, but not every project area is open to every age group. Youth must reach their 5th birthday by October 1st of the current 4-H year to enroll in Washington 4-H.
Youth must be 8 by October 1st of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:
- Competitive situations, such as livestock shows or sales
- Enrollment in large animal projects, including Beef, Dairy, Goat, Horse, Sheep, Alpaca/Llama, and Swine
- Enrollment in shooting sports projects
- Enrollment in projects using motorized vehicles
- Enrollment in food preservation projects
Cloverbuds, 4-H youth ages 5-7, may participate in a number of age-appropriate activities, though they may not participate in competitive events.
Visit the Yakima County 4-H Cloverbuds page for more information on projects geared specifically for our youngest members!
If you have questions about eligibility, special circumstances, or project availability, contact your county 4-H coordinator!
More information on Washington State 4-H’s Policies and Procedures can be found on the 4-H Forms page.
Beyond clubs, did you know 4-H youth have the opportunity to participate in county, state, and nation-wide 4-H events and even an international exchange program? These include competitions and clinics, workshops, leadership and civic engagement opportunities, conferences, and camps!
Check out our 4-H Events page for more information or contact Yakima county 4-H staff.
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