Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bonneville County Livestock Day Camp

Bonneville County Livestock Day Camp

When:    Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Where:   Bonneville County Extension/Jack Hamilton Building
Time:    5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Quality Livestock – Quality Assurance

Learn to give proper injections to provide quality meat for the customer. PR Cupcakes will give you a “taste” of the reason for Quality Assurance.

Animals Need a House Too!

Learn the importance of providing adequate space, shelter and bedding for optimum weight gain of your project animal.

Feed ID & Nutrition

Learn to identify different feeds and which ones will help your animal be healthy and gain weight.

Money! Money! Money!

Learn how to track your animal project income and expense. This is a skill that will help you budget your money in the real world.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Demonstration Sign Ups

Come into the office and sign up to do a Demonstration on July 16th.
All rules and procedures are printed in the Fair book. Cost is $5 and will be returned at completion of the demonstration.
All awards consider demonstrations in point calculation. July 13th is the deadline to sign up this year.
Also, there will not be any Demos during fair week this year. If you have questions please call

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Snack Attack Camp
Date: July 6-10
Time: 10:00 A.M. to Noon
Cost: Special Discount if you sign up
before July 2...

Ages: attending 4th to 8th grade in the fall
Come enjoy an exciting youth food fun-filled day camp this summer! Cool off with a yummy orange banana frosty and frozen berry parfaits! We will play active games and learn fun cooking skills! There is a take home cookbook to share with your family and friends.
There will be a short 10 minute presentation for parents from the youth and instructor about all that was learned during this fun week! There will be a gift bag for those who attend!
Here are just a few of the fun and delicious things we will be making!
  • Trail Mix
  • Salad Bar
  • French Toast
  • Colorful Quesadillas
  • Yogurt Parfaits
  • Orange Banana Frosty
  • Banana Dog
  • Cowboy Caviar

Friday, June 19, 2015

Final Ethics Meeting

Just a reminder the last ethics meeting will be this Tuesday, June 23rd from 7-8 P.M. at the Extension office. Ethics training is required for all new livestock 4-H'ers. You must attend one Ethics meeting in order to sell your market animal project at the 4-H Auction during fair week.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

4-H Shooting Sports Club begins Thursday June 25th

         We are excited to offer 4-H Shooting Sports!!!

Meetings will be held at the Extension Office on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Ages 8-18

Limit of 30 Participants.

Summer Session Fee: $10.00

First meeting will be June 25th

There will be ear and eye protection and safety lessons provided.
Participants will be using airguns and air pistols during these meetings.
All airguns and ammunition are


Monday, June 8, 2015

4-H Healthy Food Families

Date: June 22-25

Time: 9:00 A.M. to Noon

Cost: $5.00

Ages: 4th Grade and Up


Your child is invited to an exciting youth program this summer! Please join Eat Smart Idaho for the 4-H Healthy Food Families day camps. Each day your school aged child will play active games, prepare and try a healthy recipe, and learn healthy nutrition habits they can keep for life.

This program is sponsored in part through a ConAgra grant and at the end of the classes children in 4th grade and up will be provided the ingredients from one of the healthy recipes they prepared for you to make at home with your family.

You will also be invited to a Family and Community Event a couple of times

during the classes.

We look forward to seeing your children there! For more information call the Bonneville County Extension Office at 529-1390.


Here are just a few of the fun and delicious things

we will be making!

· Trail Mix

· Salad Bar

· French Toast

· Colorful Quesadillas

· Yogurt Parfaits

· Orange Banana Frosty

· Banana Dog

· Cowboy Caviar


Friday, June 5, 2015

last day to register for fair eligiblity

Just a reminder today is the last day to register in 4-H for youth who want to be eligible to participate in the fair.
To register go to:
Please call if you have questions 529-1390

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Bonneville County 4-H Urban Campout
Date: June 26-27 from 12P.M. to 12P.M.

Cost: $25 per child

Ages: 8-12

Location: Bonneville County Fairgrounds

2925 Rollandet, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Sign up in our office by June 22


Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, and change of clothes.


Come enjoy a fun filled day and night!

We have lots of fun activities planned:

* Shooting Sports

* Scavenger Hunt/GPS

* Art/Science Projects

* Teamwork Adventures

* Dutch Oven Dinner

* Movie in the dark

* Saturday morning breakfast and a trip to the zoo



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sheep and Goat Weigh-in

Date: June 5, 2015
Time: 5-8 P.M.
Location: Bonneville County Fairgrounds
2925 Rollandet
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Be sure you have registered on 4-H online and have paid fees by Thursday June 4th.
Go to to register. IF you have participated in 4-H last year do not make a new profile.
If you have questions about how to register call the office at
There is a $25.00 penalty for late registration.

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Leader Training

New 4-H Leader/Volunteer Training
When: Saturday, May 23rd at 10 A.M.
Where: Bonneville County Extension Office
2925 Rollandet, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
This training is required for anyone serving in an active position in the 2014/2015 4-H year.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ethics Meeting

Date: May 20th

Time: 7-8 P.M.

Location: Bonneville County Extension Office
                2925 Rollandet
                Idaho Falls, ID 83402

ATTENTION ALL NEW Livestock 4-Her's please attend! We will be having our first Ethics meetings this Wednesday 5/20 from 7-8P.M. in the downstairs classroom at the Bonneville County Extension Office. You must attend one Ethics meeting in order to sell your market animal project at the 4-H Auction during fair week.
There will be another Ethics meeting on Tuesday June 23, from 7-8 P.M. at the Extension office as well.

Monday, May 4, 2015


What is Blitz Week? Four days of fun projects for youth of all ages! Youth will have a great time sewing up great projects that will be great to show off to their friends next school year with a locker caddy and messenger bags. They will also get to fill their bellies with delicious recipes when they learn several different ways to prepare pasta and delicious quick breads! Come to the Extension office to sign up and pay for the classes. Spaces are limited so we can not hold spots. Please only sign up if your child is able to attend all the days of the camp!

Here is a breakdown of our week of classes:

June 15th (there is not a morning activity scheduled for this day)
Afternoon Activity from 1-4 P.M.
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $10.00
This is an outside activity that is like going on a treasure hunt!
Learn how use our geo-caching GPS units to find all sorts of buried treasures!

Morning Activities: Tuesday June 16-19 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

Beginning Sewing
Project: Locker Caddy
Ages: 8 and up
Class held in the JH Building
Cost: $20.00
Cooking Class
Pasta, Pasta!
Ages: 12 and up
Extension Office Kitchen
Cost: $15.00

Afternoon Activities: Tuesday June 16-19 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Intermediate/Advanced Sewing:
Project: Messenger bag
Class in JH Building
*Must have taken a previous 4-H Sewing class to sign up for this class
Cooking Class
Quick Breads
Ages: 8 and up
Extension office Kitchen
Cost 15.00

Please bring a sack lunch if attending morning and afternoon activities
Morning Camps 9A.M. - Noon
Afternoon Camps 1-4 P.M.

Spaces are limited. Please only sign up if your child is able to attend all days of activities

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Junior Master Gardener's Program


2015 Junior Master Gardener Program

Wednesdays starting
May 20 until August 1   
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

         Cost: $20.00     

Limit 14 Participants
Location: Extension Office Grounds
2925 Rollandet
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Come Join a great program that will teach youth all about the basics of gardening. The best part is you'll get to eat what you grow! It is a great opportunity to have hands-on experience with growing your own food. Youth will be taking part in their own personal nutrition by watching the veggies grow from seeds and ending up on the dinner table.
If you have questions please call the office at 529-1390

Monday, April 27, 2015

Swine Weigh-In

Swine Weigh-In
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 8-10:30 A.M.
Location: Bonneville County Fairgrounds
2925 Rollandet
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Be sure you have registered on 4-H online and have paid fees by Friday May 1st.
Go to to register. IF you have participated in 4-H last year do not make a new profile.
If you have questions about how to register call the office at 529-1390.
We will be following the bio security plan that we had last year.
We will will have bootie covers and the  scales will be washed down with water and bleach like they were last year.

The state fair has made a rule change:

                All state fair animals must be weighed-in at the county initial weigh-in and tagged with a county tag. When you weigh-in at the state fair you will be given a state tag at that time.

                For swine this means that both your county and state fair pigs need to be weighed-in at initial weigh-in on  May 2. You may declare which ones are for state at a later date or at the county fair weigh-in.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Horse Enrollment Deadline 4-24-15

Reminder: The deadline for Horse Enrollment is this Friday, April 24th. If you haven't registered in 4-H online or paid your fees in the office please contact us soon! If you have any questions call 529-1390. To register for 4honline go to

Friday, March 27, 2015

Horse Clinic April 11, 2015

Bonneville County is holding a horse clinic on April 11th beginning at 9:00 A.M. This clinic will provide a chance for youth to try different styles of horsemanship. Please come fun and join us! This is an observation clinic and all horses will be provided. The main focus of this clinic is to demonstrate the four disciplines of our horse program. In order for a 4-H youth to be able to receive the Equitation Award they must participate in all of the disciplines for one year. There will door prizes at our clinic! You don't want to miss out! No registration is necessary just come and get ready to learn.

Date: April 11, 2015
Location: Box T Barn and Stables
7055 W. 33rd S.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Time: Begins at 9 A.M.

This clinic will cover a variety of styles and will be broken into different sessions.

                                       45 minute sessions will cover :

                                                9:00 A.M. Working Ranch  

                                                9:45 A.M. Driving 

                                                10:45 A.M. Western/Etiquette  

                                                11:30 A.M. English/Etiquette 

If you are interested in learning about the Bonneville County's 4-H horse program this will be a fantastic opportunity. Anyone 4-H ages 8-18 is encouraged to come and check it out!