USU Extension Weber County 4-H Office

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What is 4-H?4-H boy with cows

The 4-H youth program emphasizes “learning by doing” for boys and girls in grades K-12 of all backgrounds. The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives.

Although the 4-H program began as a learning opportunity for farm youth, today’s 4-H program includes a variety of projects and activities, ranging from robotics and computer coding to shooting sports and even cosplay.

The cost to enroll in 4-H is only $10 and includes access to fun activities, contests to show off your new skills, and the opportunity to display projects in the county fair to win ribbons and premium money! For more information about the 4-H program, please call the Weber County 4-H Office at 801-399-8202.

4-H Year

The 4-H year runs from September 1st - August 31st. Members must be 5 years old as of September 1st to enroll in 4-H. To be eligible for horse or livestock projects, members must be 8 years old as of September 1st. For more information, please contact the Weber County 4-H Office.

Featured Programs


Cloverbud Activities 2020-2021

The Explore 4-H Cloverbud Activities are for 5-7-year-old youth (as of September 1st). View the 2020-2021 Cloverbud Activity flyer

October 6 - Raise up your voice

November 3 - Kids can cook! Easy ways to help on Thanksgiving

December 1 - Tis better to give than receive

January 5 - Getting real about imitations

February 2 - You make my heart soar

March 2 - Paint the town...OK just a canvas!

April 6 - Baby animals and other wonders of spring

May 4 - Star light star bright and other things that glow

June 1 - Reap what you sow

July 6 - God bless America

Horse Program



The 4-H Horse Program is designed for youth who are interested in horses and horse events. This program is designed to provide experiences to help them develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better horsemen and women.

The 4-H Horse Program is for youth age 8 and up (as of September 1st). Because of safety concerns, the Horse Program does not allow Cloverbud enrollment (ages 5-7). Enthusiastic 4-H volunteers with expertise and interest in horses and working with youth help deliver and manage the program and its objectives.

To participate in the riding and showing portion of the 4-H Horse Program, members need to own or have access to their own horse. Weber County 4-H also offers a wide variety of activities and contests that are great for both youths who own horses and for those who love learning about horses but don't have a horse of their own.

Other Resources

 

Jr. Livestock Program



The Weber County Junior Livestock program is designed for youth who are interested in livestock and livestock events. The focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better livestock men and women.

The Junior Livestock program is for youth in 3rd grade and who have turned 8 by the tagging date for their specific animal. In order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants, Cloverbud enrollment (age 5-7) are not eligible to participate in the Jr. Livestock Program. Enthusiastic 4-H volunteers with expertise and interests in livestock and working with youth help to deliver and manage the program and its objectives.

The Junior Livestock program includes activities for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not but still want to learn about the science of livestock selection, care, and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings, livestock shows and the Weber County Fair, service projects, judging contests, and leadership opportunities. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects, and spend time with friends.               

Other Resources

  • Tagging Animals
  • Livestock Education
  • Contests
  • Resources
  • State Shows
  • Awards

 

                     

Robotics Program



The 4-H robotics program helps children develop technology, problem-solving, and teamwork skills as they build and program Lego WeDo and Lego EV3 robots. Youth can explore robotics as 4-H club members (must live in Weber County). Most robotics clubs meet once a month from October - May. The following four clubs will be available for the 2019-2020 4-H year. All youth must be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Space is limited in the robotics clubs, so please contact the 4-H office at 801-399-8202 for more information about joining a club. 

3rd Wednesday of the Month TechnO-town Bots (October-May) 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for ages 8 and up 

Weber County Fair:  In addition to club meetings and Challenge Nights, robotics club members can enter exhibits in the fair. Youth can select the classes in which they want to enter, however the most relevant classes for the robotics project include Class HCB - Robotics

  • Lot 1:  Programmed robot constructed from Lego's or other building systems
  • Lot 2:  Poster or other display item explaining gear ratios
  • Lot 3:  Diagram or screen shot of programs written for robots using Lego MindStorm or other software
  • Lot 4:  Photo or video collection of robots build highlighting and/or comparing features of each
  • Lot 5:  Other item related to robotics not listed above.

4-H Aggie Adventure Camps: Robotics themed Aggie Adventure Camps are held during the summer. The camp schedule is announced in April each year. Robotics-themed camps are among the first camps to fill up, so interested parents are encouraged to register quickly.                                        

Small Animals Program

Youth can explore many small animal projects in 4-H. These projects provide youth with an opportunity to learn about feeding, caring, and showing an animal and are especially great for children who may not have the land needed for larger livestock projects. As with all 4-H projects, the focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social skills, and to become contributing members of society.

Children can enroll in 4-H at five years old (as of September 1st). These younger members are called "Cloverbuds." Because of their age, they are restricted from participating in competitive 4-H events and cannot participate in livestock or horse projects. Once youth is 8 years old, they can participate in competitive 4-H events and participate in large animal projects.

Children explore projects as members of 4-H clubs, which are led by parents or community volunteers. A typical club meets once a month for at least six months. Parents can organize a club with five or more members. Clubs can explore many topics during the year, or choose to focus on just one topic.

Shooting Sports

Membership in Weber County's 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to youth in 6th - 12th grades who have completed Hunter Education. Club membership is limited to a maximum of five members per club leader.

The county membership fee is $20. In addition, individual 4-H clubs may charge dues to cover range fees, supplies, etc.

Youth must provide their own equipment, ammunition, and safety equipment.

The 4-H shooting sports program includes archery, .22 rifle, shotgun, outdoor skills, and a written test.

Click here for a copy of the Weber County 4-H Shooting Sports by-laws, which outlines the rules, eligibility, safety guidelines, and contest details.

STEM

Come join in the fun with 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Virtual Clubs. Clubs are open to youth age 8 and up (as of September 1st)

Short Circuits Code Club (Virtual Club)

For ages 8 and up
Meets virtually on 1st Wednesday of each month (October-April) from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Links will be emailed to members monthly.

4-H STEM Squad (Virtual Club)

For ages 8 and up
$10 STEM Project Fee
Will have different STEM-related activities monthly.
Meets virtually on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (October-April) from 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Virtual links will be emailed to members monthly.
Members will need to pick up an activity kit monthly from the Weber County USU Extension located at 1181 N. Fairgrounds Drive, Ogden.

 

Teen Leadership

The Weber County Ambassador Program provides leadership and service opportunities for county youth. Ambassadors are instrumental in planning 4-H activities and promoting 4-H in Weber County. For more information, please call the 4-H Office at 801-399-8202.

JR. COUNTY AMBASSADOR (11-13 years of age)

What activities and events will Jr. County Ambassadors be planning?

Monthly activities:

Leadership training using fun interactive activities (games), etc
Social events- Christmas party, Jr. Teen Movie/Game Night, etc
Service for the community
Counselors for the Cloverbuds Club

Annual events:

Promotional table at Joann’s
Booth at Weber County Fair
Ogden Pioneer Parade
Help at 4-H Achievement Night

JR. LIVESTOCK AMBASSADOR AND HORSE AMBASSADOR (14-18 years of age)

What activities and events will Jr. Livestock and Horse Ambassadors be planning?

Monthly activities:

Leadership training using fun interactive learning activities (games), local retreats, etc.
Social events-Christmas party, National 4-H week, etc.
Service for the community
Planning other 4-H events for other leaders and youth- Clinics
Fun Horse Show (Horse Ambassador)
Livestock pre-fair show (Jr. Livestock Ambassador)

Annual events

Promotional table at Tractor Supply
Booth at Weber County Fair
Ogden Pioneer Parade
Help at 4-H Achievement Night
Horse Awards Night (Horse Ambassador)