Friday, October 24, 2014

Shooting Sports Trainings

We're always looking for new shooting sports volunteers. If you have an interest in helping youth learn about our shooting sports program which includes, safety, care for firearms, proper handling, and shooting there are trainings in this area this fall!

To help with our shooting sports program 4-H volunteers must take the 4-H certified trainings in each discipline they would like to help with. Check out these trainings:

  • Archery, November 22, Emmett. The cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is November 14
  • Rifle, January 10, Emmett. The cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is January 2.

The registrations are available on our website.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4-H Ambassador Program

4-H members make the best spokespersons for the 4-H program. the purpose of the Ambassador program is to promote 4-H to youth, parents, and the community.

4-H members who are in 9th grade or above and have been in 4-H for two or more years are eligible for this program. 4-H members with an interest in promoting our program and learning to improve their public speaking skills are encouraged to apply for this program.

The registration deadline is approaching fast! Saturday, November 1 is the deadline to register. The cost for the program is $95. If you would like to learn more about the program check out this website.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to Join Ada County 4-H

It's the end of September and the new 4-H year begins on October 1st! This is a great time to join a local 4-H club and participate in upcoming activities and here's how you do it:

  1. Attend our Open House on September 29 and learn more about our clubs, projects, and activities. You can also meet our staff and 4-H volunteer leaders.

       2. You can all the Extension Office at 287-5900 or email for more information about our program.
Information that will help find a club:
Your children's project interest
The area of the county that you live in
Your children's ages as of January 1, 2015
For more information on projects offered please see this link!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Important Dates for WIF

The Western Idaho Fair is almost here! Here's a list of important dates to remember:

Saturday, August 9: Horse Project interview evaluations at the Western Riding Club. Check with your 4-H leader for interview times.

Monday, August 11: Robotics posters are due to the Extension Office.

Tuesday, August 12: Interview evaluations for all projects, except Horse at the Expo Building from 9 am to 8 pm. Interviews are by appointment only, call 287-5900 to schedule.

Wednesday, August 13: Final day of interview evaluations. 9 am to 1 pm. By appointment only.

Thursday, August 14: Check in for livestock, check fairbook for details.

Friday, August 15 - 19: 4-H Fair at the Western Idaho Fair.

Be sure to check the fairbook for times, dates, and locations of events throughout the fair. Go to:

Monday, June 23, 2014

4-H REC Night

Is your record book ready for fair? If not, come to our 4-H REC Night clinic.

This clinic will have people available to answer your questions or use this time to complete your record book.

  • July 31 and August 1
  • 2 - 8 pm
  • Ada County Extension Office

Call 287-5900 to RSVP. If you would like to help with the clinic please let us know!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Oral Presentations

4-H members can participate in the Ada County Oral Presentation contest held July 14, 15, and 16 at the Ada County Extension Office. This event is open to all 4-H members. Presentations can be given in following categories and blue ribbon winners can participate in the District II Oral Presentation contest held during the Western Idaho Fair.

A Demonstration is showing or demonstrating how to do something or make something.

Illustrated Talk:
An illustrated talk involves explaining something while using pictures, charts, or other visual aids.

A speech uses only words and gestures to present a topic. No visual aids can be used except note cards.

Dramatic Reading:
A dramatic reading includes words and actions to present material to educate or entertain. Presenter may use their own material or previously published material.

TV Commercial:
This is a presentation to convince the audience to buy an idea or product. Illustrations or products can be used if brand names are covered.

Times allowed for each presentation depends on the age division. For more information on rules please see the 4-H Exhibitors Handbook. To schedule an appointment call 287-5900 before July 11. There is even a $10 cash award for demonstrations that promote sheep products. This award is given by the Idaho Wool Growers Association.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ada County Fashion Revue

Ada County Fashion Revue features 4-H members modeling their favorite outfit! This could be an outfit you purchased that shows off your style sense or that great outfit that you made or someone made for you.

All 4-H members from Cloverbuds to Senior members are invited to show their style in this event. Blue ribbon winners qualify to participate in the District II Fashion Revue too. To sign up for this event submit your narration form on or before Wednesday, August 13 to the Expo Building. You can turn this form in during the Interview Evaluation before the fair.

Canyon County 4-H is holding a practice for this event on Wednesday, July 9 from 2 to 5 pm. If you would like to attend this practice call 459-6003 to RSVP.

The Ada County Fashion Revue will be Saturday, August 16 at the Western Town Stage. Even if you are unable to participate come on out and watch our 4-H'ers in action!