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4-H Youth Development Program



Video: WA State Burundi 4-H Sister School Project
WSU 4-H is partnering with schools in Burundi, Africa to start 4-H programs.

Watch how one 4-H teen is empowering many others to make healthy choices!

Video: Dr. Michael J. Tate 2014 4-H Hall of Fame Indutee video

Watch Seattle Storm guard Katie Smith as she proudly recalls her years in 4-H.

Watch this award winning video from California 4-H who took the top prize at the recent World Ag Exposition!

Video:Watch this award winning video from California 4-H who took the top prize at the recent World Ag Exposition!

Watch how one 4-H teen is empowering many others to make healthy choices!

Video: Watch how one 4-H teen is empowering many others to make healthy choices!


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We Remember Jerry Newman, WA 4-H Animal Science Specialist


Washington State 4-H Animal Science Specialist, Jerry Newman who retired in 2010, recently passed away.  Jerry guided the development of science literacy for young  people across our 4-H system. He was a genuine force of nature and was an inspiration to all of us who had the privilege of working with him. His family created the following video to share wonderful images of Jerry with us. 

Adobe Connect Seminar:  “Connection Between Human Salmonella & Poultry”  by Dr. Ron Wohrle DVM, WA, DOH
The numbers of both are on the rise.  Learn facts from the state DOH to share with your poultry project enrollees to prevent disease, especially in children.



Jeff Taylor - wins 2014 Teacher of the Year award in Coconino County, Arizonia4-H Pierce County Alum Wins 2014 Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to Jeff Taylor, a 4-H Pierce County alum, on receiving the 2014 Teacher of the Year award in Coconino County, Arizona...
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Horse Judging4-H Volunteers Feel Impact, Offer Help After Oso Mudslide

4-H youth, adults and volunteers take action to help families impacted by the Oso devastation. Read how these individuals became quickly in-service to people and their animals..
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Horse Judging4-H Programs Bring Enrichment and Learning to Thousands in Arizona

Arizona 4-H’s dedication and commitment to statewide service has won the program this year’s Governor’s Award for Service and ....
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04-H gets STEM grant to mentor underserved youth

A new grant will bring more science education to youth in Washington state. Children and teens in five counties and three tribal nations will have increased .....
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Horse Judging

Equine Knowledge Proves Beneficial for Washington 4-H’ers at National Event

They are avid horse aficionados and took their knowledge to new heights at the Eastern National Equine 4-H Round-Up. ....
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New 4-H Volunteer Leader

New 4-H Volunteer Leadership

Attracting new adults and teens to the 4-H State Advisory is on the agenda for 2014. ....

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Casey Smith, competing in biathlon

Years with 4-H help shape Miss Washington’s community service ethic

As a shy, young girl Reina Almon dreamed of becoming an artist, animal trainer, singer or dancer. The worlds of beauty ....
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Casey Smith, competing in biathlonCongratulations to Jan Hiller

Congratulations to Jan Hiller, former Washington State University Extension 4-H specialist, on her induction to the National 4-H Hall of Fame!....
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Casey Smith, competing in biathlonStudents learn life skills in 4-H at state fair

Tom Gwin likely has one of the most involved jobs as the manager of the 4-H competitions at the Washington State Fair....

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Casey Smith, competing in biathlonVoces Hispanas Celebrates Culture and 4-H

It’s a culture filled with color, tradition, close family ties, music and history. Youth in the Hispanic community...

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Casey Smith, competing in biathlonKids Grow Food and Experience New Cultures at Summer Camp

Tomatoes and potatoe are looking more and more appealing to a group of Seattle youth. Kids taking part in the Mount Zion Baptist...

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Casey Smith, competing in biathlon4-H Forestry Program Honored with National Award

The Washington State Forest Youth Success program (FYS) has been recognized for its outstanding impact ...

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Casey Smith, competing in biathlonWSU 4-H Know Your Government Program Receives State Civic Education Award

The 4-H Know Your Government Program has been selected as one of five ...
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Casey Smith, competing in biathlonFrom Chickens to the Czech Republic

It takes endurance, a keen eye and an unwavering passion for physical excellence. For elite athlete Casey Smith, competing in biathlon ...

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4-H Teen Conference 2013College, Career, Work?

Some come from bustling cities. Others from tiny towns. But all students at this year’s Teen Conference wondered about...

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Carey Roos and Darleen Munson with their Partner in Education awards.4-H Staff Receive Partner in Education Award

Dedication and skill earned Carey Roos and Darleen Munson the 2013 Partner in Education Award from the Franklin Pierce School Board...

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Honey Bee Essay Earns King County Teen National AwardHoney Bee Essay Earns King County Teen National Award

She’s careful to stay out of the way when they come near but Elise Dunning is now a huge advocate of the small honey bee....

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King County 5th Grader National Finalist in Warren Buffet’s Business Challenge

When it comes to the environment Clarissa Henry is adamant about taking good care of the earth. So when the 10-year-old from Seattle ...
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Ultimate Ascent - Frisbees and Robots Pack Powerful Experiential Punch

Flying Frisbees, pesky pneumatics, and climbing robots filled the raucous playing fields during this year's FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions. Entire Story »

Planting the Seeds to Lead

Living in two distinct cultures is part of everyday life for many Native American children.  There’s often a tug of wanting to fit in with non-Native peers while parents and elders encourage youth to hold tight to meaningful customs. Entire Story »

Pierce County Teen Receives Presidents Award for Volunteer Service

She shows horses, creates yummy sweets and finds special satisfaction in helping others. 
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Diversity and Friendship through 4-H International Exchange Program

When the alarm goes off at 6:45 Minori Nakamura rolls of bed eager for more American adventures. 
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Taking 4-H around the World

It’s humbling to see the impact of simple, sturdy soccer balls.  For children in the extremely poor East African country of Burundi the balls provide not only hours of entertainment but also much needed healing and goodwill. Entire Story »


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