WSU 4-H leadership coordinator honored

PUYALLUP – WSU State 4-H Teen Leadership Coordinator Jan Klein was honored Wednesday by the Washington State Legislature as an Outstanding Civic Educator. Klein, who is from the Lincoln County town of Edwall, was recognized for her work with youth on the local, regional, state and national level. The Legislature recognized Klein during the second […]

Snohomish County 4-H restore salmon habitat

EVERETT – A small group of dedicated adults and children are proving  that everyone can make a difference. In this case, the proving ground is a section of Mouse Creek in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Wilderness. WSU Snohomish County Extension 4-H will host restoration activities at Mouse Creek on Sauk Prairie Road near Darrington on Tuesday, […]

Signature campaign started for 4-H license plate

The Washington State 4-H Foundation has begun a signature campaign to authorize a specialized license plate that will provide supporters with an opportunity to show their 4-H pride and increase visibility of the state’s largest youth-serving organization. Thirty-five hundred signatures are needed to complete the application process. Proceeds from the sale and renewal of the […]

Big Quil Enterprises awarded $100,000

PORT TOWNSEND – Representing one of the biggest student-business success stories ever to come out of Jefferson County, the education and business partnership that sponsors Big Quil Enterprises has won a $100,000 award. The Northwest Area Foundation announced Feb. 2 that the Jefferson County towns of Brinnon and Quilcene won its “Great Strides Award” and […]

Capitol Christmas tree choice, coverage via WSU and 4-H

PULLMAN — For 35 years, the Capitol Christmas tree has been harvested from one of the 50 states and transported to Washington D.C. This year, Washington State is providing a majestic, picture-perfect, 45-year-old tree that will stand in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. during the holidays. Gary Chastagner, a scientist at […]

WSU honored for 4-H program that helps military kids

When the U.S. military needed a way to help the children of soldiers deployed in Iraq, it turned to 4-H to accomplish Operation: Military Kids. Because Washington has one of the highest deployment rates in the country, it was chosen in April 2004 for one of five pilot OMK programs; today more than 30 states […]

Washington state 4-H inducts eight into Hall of Fame

PUYALLUP– Eight Washington residents were inducted into the Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame at the 4-H Forum in Chelan Oct. 20. They were recognized for their commitment and impact on 4-H and their communities; and leadership to 4-H over many years. Recognized this year were the following: Audrey Brannon, Woodinville, has been an active […]


Photo: 4-H’ers Ben Wooden, Klickitat County, and Adrianna Royal, Whidbey Island, interview Kirk Gresham, Vancouver, superintendent of llamas at the Puyallup fair. (Photo by Jack Olmsted, Jefferson County). A Jefferson County multimedia 4-H club is not only working to stay current with the constant changes in technology, but it aims to lead the way. “We’re […]

Teen program launches at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver has announced the start of the workforce preparation program “WSU Vancouver 4-H Teen-Works,” a cooperative effort between WSU Vancouver, WSU Clark County Extension 4-H and community partners.Teen-Works, a program of the new WSU Vancouver Center for Youth Workforce Preparation, is open to youth ages 13-18. Participants can select […]

1,700 harmonica players break world record

Andy Mackie of Brinnon, Wash., leads more than 1,700 participants in setting a new Guinness record for world’s largest harmonica band at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle on Sunday, May 29. Mackie works with WSU Jefferson County Extension and 4-H programs teaching not only how to play musical instruments but how to build them. […]