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4-H & Youth Development

4-H is a National Youth Development Program that has been in existence for over 100 years!

The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives. Some important life skills include making decisions, solving problems, relating to others, planning and organizing, communicating with others, leading self and others, and applying science and technology.  Being part of a 4-H club is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in 4-H.  Youth can also be involved in special interest programs as well as school enrichment and mentoring programs sponsored by 4-H. Thanks for stopping by!

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Carbon County 4-H Deadlines and Important Dates

The new 4-H year starts October 1st and ends on September 30th of the next year

Example: October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020

February 1st:                  

Market Beef Weigh and Tag Deadline

February 15th:                       

State 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application DUE

April 1st:                  

Carbon County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application  DUE

June 1st:           

Market Sheep, Goat, Swine Weigh and Tag Deadline

Project Add/Drop Deadline

4-H Enrollment Deadline to Participate in County Fair

July 1st:        

Horse ID and Safety Certifications DUE

Dog ID’s DUE

September 15:              

Record Books/Portfolios DUE

November 1:                

Club Chartering Paperwork DUE


4-H Opportunities and Events

Carbon County

  • County Shoot (June in Baggs and Saratoga)
  • County Fair (August in Rawlins)
  • Cloverbuds (Monthly meetings for 5-7 yr old members)
  • Equine Fun Day (June in Rawlins, Horse Project 4-Hers)
  • Carbon County Fair (August in Rawlins)



  • Meat Judging (April/May at UW Campus)
  • Wool Judging (April/May at UW Campus)
  • Showcase Showdown (3 days in June on UW Campus)
  • State Shoot (qualifiers from County shoot compete on teams in Douglas in July)
  • State Fair (August in Douglas)
  • Horse Camp (June, location varies)
  • Raton Shooting Sports Trip (awards trip fro State Shoot)
  • State Leadership Team (lead state-wide 4-H programs)
  • 4-H Youth Deer Hunt (Fall in northeast WY, open to all 4-Hers through an application process)
  • 4th H for Health Challenge (win $100/yr as a club)
  • UW Course: Animal Science 1009 (free online class)



  • Citizenship & Leadership Washington Focus (project trip to Washington, D.C. in summer)
  • National 4-H Congress ( November, location varies)
  • National 4-H Conference (Spring, location varies)
  • Western National Roundup (competition in Jan., Denver)
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Championship (all 4-Hers can apply to be on 1 of 9 teams that represent Wyoming)




For more details on what is going on in Carbon County 4-H please visit our Facebook page!

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Emily Haver
Emily Haver

4-H Youth Development Extension Educator
(307) 328-2642


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