Wednesday, September 30, 2015

South Sevier Community Club Meetings Set

A great opportunity is available to youth in the South Sevier area - monthly 4-H family activities!

Activities will be held at the Monroe Community Building at 6 p.m. and are open to everyone in the South Sevier Area.  The schedule of dates and subjects are as follows:

October 5th, 2015 - Crime & Spy Science
November 2nd, 2015 - Spa & Relaxation
December 7th, 2015 - Craft Beading
January 4th, 2016 - Fitness
February 1st, 2016 - Cake Decorating
March 7th, 2016 - Kitchen Science
April 14th, 2016 - Geology
May 2nd, 2016 -  Photography
June 6th, 2016 - Forces of Nature
July 11th, 2016 - Paper Crafts
August 1st, 2016 - Planet Energy
September 12th, 2016 - Family History

For more info on community club call/text April Cobb 435-616-5050

Outshoot the Sheriff a great success!

2nd Annual Outshoot the Sheriff 
Sponsored by 
Sevier County 4-H 
Sevier County Sheriff's office

We had a total of 16 youth participate with the six Sheriff's Office department officers. They all enjoyed the shoot which consisted of a challenge tree where they recorded how many times they could hit a four inch target when given 10 shots; the “Golf Tee Challenge” where they had to shoot progressively smaller targets going from a tennis ball to a golf ball to a DumDum sucker and finally actually shoot the golf tee; and finally a station where they had to knock down plates like at a carnival.

Sevier County 4-H is HIRING

Are you interested in becoming part of the team?

USU Extension in Sevier County has a position available immediately for a part-time (20 hrs./week) 4-H Community & Volunteer Liaison-Central Sevier Area. This is a non-benefited hourly position. Some weekends and evenings required. Required to have good people skills, computer and organizational skills, general office management capabilities and able to work both independently and take direction from supervisors. Must have access to reliable transportation when County vehicles are not available for business-related travel. This is a temporary position, funded through October 2017. Priority given to those with knowledge of/experience in 4-H program. College course work preferred. This is an ACA Variable position.  The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check.

Responsibilities include:
1. Promote and market 4-H program offerings in the assigned geographic area.
2. Recruit and support adult volunteers including completion of volunteer application and training processes.
3. Assist Extension Faculty members in recognition of adult volunteers and youth.
4. Accountable to Extension faculty members, including monthly reporting and participation in/contributing to staff meetings.
5. Assist Extension faculty members in development and delivery of county-wide 4-H day camps, clubs, contests, and service projects; County Fair events and general program delivery year-round.
6. Assist in providing leadership/project/program related training to Sevier County 4-H youth and adult volunteers.
7. Assist Extension faculty in proper evaluation and reporting of 4-H program.
8. Assist in writing articles/compiling information for Sevier County 4-H Newsletter and newspaper articles/news releases as appropriate.
9. Participate/attend statewide 4-H sponsored events, activities, and trainings as assigned.
10. As an employee of Utah State University Extension, make all reasonable efforts to accommodate and serve all citizens according to civil rights/affirmative action statements.
11. Other tasks as assigned or as interests and resources allow. 

The wage is $12 for up to 20 hours/week.

To apply go to and search for position #P05125

Questions about this position may be directed to Rebecca Mills at

State Fair Exhibit results


This year we had 18 exhibits from 14 different exhibitors compete at the state fair.  As always, the Sevier County youth did GREAT with 13 blue ribbons, 4 red ribbons and 1 champion rosette!  Exhibits are now available in the office for youth to pick up.  Great job!

The individual results are as follows: 
Adams, Taylie
Poster about lambing and weather
Bosh, Sydney
Recycled 4th of July Wreath/Denim
Bradshaw, Brecken
Chappell, Presley
Scripture Case from placemat
Chappell, Presley
Camp Bag
Foreman, Faith
Carved powder horn
Hales, Misti
Looking Glass Abstract Art
Marshall, Kambrey
Turkey Wreath
Mciff, Marissa
Business Proposal
Mciff, Marissa
Business Logo
Mciff, Marissa
Decorated Cake
Monroe, Emrie
Monroe, Emrie
Wood'nt you know it
Partridge, Adrin
French apple pie
Partridge, Jenadee
Texas sheet cake brownies
Stratton, Hunter
Computer Program
Turner, KateLynn
Wagner, Elisabeth

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign

Have you heard about the great support we receive from Tractor Supply?! 

In April 2015, our local Tractor Supply raised $1,766.00 by selling paper clovers in support of 4-H.  Of those funds, $1,148.00 came right back to our Sevier County 4-H Program and will be invested in our youth and programs in the coming year.

Tractor Supply will be hosting another Paper Clover Campaign October 7-18th in their Richfield store and 65% of all funds raised will stay right here in Sevier County. 

Don't forget to buy your paper clover and support Sevier County 4-H!

FREE 4-H enrollment

4-H enrollment fees WAIVED thru October 31st!

The Sevier County 4-H program is excited to announce that all youth who are new or who are re-enrolling in 4-H will not have to pay the $5 enrollment fee if they enroll/re-enroll prior to October 31st, 2015.

What are the benefits to enrolling, anyway?

New this year!  Monthly dinner/family night activity with free food and activities open exclusively to enrolled 4-H families.

Access to free curriculum and project kits to help you learn about the project of your choice.  Check out a tote and explore all the 4-H has to offer.

Access to 4-H events and activities like Fab Friday, teen council, camps, clubs, out of county trips and so much more!

Accident insurance coverage for all 4-H youth during 4-H sponsored events/activities.

You become part of THE #1 worldwide youth development organization!

Don't delay! Enroll today!  CLICK HERE 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Future of 4-H Video Contest Rules


Dear Future Utah 4-Her,

What do YOU want 4-H to look like? With a futuristic Leadermete just around the corner, we want to know what you hope to see in Utah 4-H.

Want more camps? More field trips? New kinds of clubs? Different service projects? Show us in a fast and fun video.

And guess what? There are prizes!

Official Rules
Please read all rules carefully before submitting an entry.
1. Eligibility
            Participation is only open to Utah 4-H members (between the ages of 5-18) as of October 1, 2015. Entrants may be individuals or groups, but there is only one prize per winning entry. By entering and participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements of said rules.
2. Contest Deadline
            All entries must be submitted by March 31, 2016. Note that all entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor.
3. How to Enter
            Eligible participants will design and create a video (90 seconds max.) which describes the future of Utah 4-H. This video will be uploaded to YouTube (unlisted), and entrants must send the YouTube web address of that video to The email will include the first and last names, ages, and county of all Entrants. The Sponsor is not responsible for late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted, or garbled entries.
4. Judging
             A panel of judges will identify the top three submissions and move them into a final round, where the public will take two weeks to vote for the video(s) they like best. There will be first, second, and third prize winners by the end of the final round. In the case of a tie, the final winner will be determined by a drawing. By entering the contest, Entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
5. Notification
            The winner will be notified by email to the email address provided in the entry and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Media and Information Release within seven (7) days after prize notification. The winner will also be required to provide a valid US mailing address to which the prize will be delivered. If the winner cannot be contacted, or if any prize is returned as un-deliverable, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, including eligibility, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next alternate winner previously drawn. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given to the first person selected.
6. Prizes
            Thanks to an anonymous donor, the first place prize is a $50 Walmart Gift Card. The second place prize is a $25 Walmart Gift Card. The third place prize is a $10 Walmart Gift Card.
7. License/Usage
            By entering, Entrants agree to the use of their names, likenesses, biographical info and/or statements for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation.
8. Additional Terms
            Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Sponsor representatives.
9. Sponsor
            Sevier County 4-H, 250 N Main St. Richfield, UT 84701.
Although advertising and submission may involve social media and external websites, Sevier County 4-H notes that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, YouTube nor Facebook.

STEM Grant Opportunity

The STEM Action Center wants to help you attend more fairs, more camps and way more competitions. Find out more HERE.

Beginning October 2nd, they invite youth in grades K-12 to apply for up to $500 for individuals and up to $1500 for teams that want to participate in Utah events related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

This past summer, some youth in Sevier County used these funds to attend 4-H Sci-Fi Camp. Other youth have used these grants to participate in robotics tournaments and science fairs.

Looking for something to apply for?
Check out:
We wish you good luck on applying and look forward to hearing your incredible STEM success stories.
Thanks STEM Action Center!

LEGO Season Update

Over 200 teams across Utah have registered to compete in this season’s FIRST LEGO League. That includes 2 brave teams from Sevier County who will be competing in January 2016. One of those teams will be representing us this year!

To help support them, Sevier County 4-H will be hosting a tournament at the Fairgrounds on January 9, 2016. This cannot happen without amazing volunteers like YOU.

A successful qualifying tournament requires wonderful people who are willing to support the hard work of the youth involved. These teams of youth practice all season (May to January) to compete on tournament day.

So, how can you help?
We are currently looking for teen and adult volunteers who can fill important tournament roles.

Judge Assistant
Responsible for keeping judging sessions on schedule, keeping waiting teams quiet, assuring teams are sent to correct judging location, and helping to prepare and break-down judging rooms.

Help capture the moment!  Work with tournament leadership to develop a shot sheet.

Observes team robot game matches, identifies rule violations, assesses field for scoring of matches, and participates in deliberations regarding contested calls and official scores.  Position works under the direction of the Head Referee.  Requires advance training and intimate knowledge of current Robot Challenge Game rules.

Assists with FLL Team Registration.  Position provides direction, assistance, and information to FLL coaches and other adults accompanying teams and distributes materials.

These are just a few examples of ways you can help. Find out other ways to help HERE. Ready to volunteer? Register HERE to help make this an amazing experience for the participating teams.

Contact Aris at or at 435-893-0470.

Mad Scientist Party - Update

Everyone’s invited to a whacky 4-H Mad Scientist Party on Friday, October 9th!

And it’s FREE. But we’d like to bring enough snacks, so please RSVP at

What’s new?
Cloverbuds (grades K-2) will enjoy fun activities that combine science and art.
Our special guests from the Richfield Public Library will be making hovercrafts.
We will have a snack-tacular experiment and you may never look at soda the same way again.
Our special guests from the Health Department will wow you with some mad science food concoctions.
And you won’t want to miss the crazy demos we have in store.

What are you waiting for?
Sign up at

3 Reasons You Should Attend Leadermete

Something’s coming you won’t want to miss. It’s (drum roll please)… Leadermete!

What is Leadermete?
Leadermete is a 3-day educational 4-H conference for high school aged youth, adult leaders, and volunteers, though anyone is welcome to attend.

So, why should you attend?
3. It’s close to home!
This time, Leadermete will be held in Sevier County on April 7-9, 2016, which is kind of a big deal. Leadermete is usually held all across Utah, even last year took quite a drive to the Salt Lake area to participate, but this year, we are bringing Leadermete right to your doorstep.

That means you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to participate. Leadermete is coming to you!
2. It’s tons of fun!
This 3-day extravaganza is packed with delicious food, prizes, and entertainment. That’s right, we feed you, we reward you, and we invite you to a party.

Last year, we had a fancy banquet while being entertained by a silly team of comedians. This year? Well, we’ll keep you guessing for a little longer, but you can check out last year’s entertainment at
1. There’s something for everyone!
Leadermete is best known for the amazing variety of workshops offered. For teens, there is a complete track of activities, including a teens-only dance. For adults, the possibilities are endless.
In the past, classes offered have included container gardening, solar cooking, genealogy projects, hands-on electronics, sewing and no-sew crafts, yoga, herbal remedies, and much MUCH more! Check out the Leadermete Facebook page HERE for more examples from last year.

Want to know more about Leadermete?
We are currently searching for cool class opportunities for Leadermete. If you’d like to be updated on what’s coming next to Leadermete and on how you can register for the event, go to the website and sign up for our mailing list or like the Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you at Leadermete!

The Little Sugar Bean Club

Back by popular request, Christine Pinder will be leading a monthly cooking club at Sugar Bean Bakery. Sign up HERE.

Youth in grades 4-8 are invited to participate. For this first club meeting, youth will learn about using a whisk, creating edibles such as whipping cream and sponge cake.

The first class costs $15 and includes an apron with the youth's name on it, a recipe booklet, the tool-of-the-month, and all materials necessary to complete the activity.

Classes that follow the first meeting will be at a lower cost to cover cooking materials and will include a new skill, recipe booklet, and tool-of-the-month. Sign up today for the first class as spots are limited.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Website Makeover Ahead

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It’s makeover time!

The 4-H website is due for a few updates. Please help us improve the website by taking a quick survey HERE.

Your responses will help us help you find the info you need faster and easier.
Did you know?
  • 4-H has FREE activity booklets available for you to download.
  • The 4-H mall is a great resource for clubs where you can purchase 4-H memorabilia and additional club materials.
  • 4-H participants may qualify for scholarships.
  • Our events happen because of amazing volunteers like you, and becoming a volunteer is easy and FREE.
We want you to get the most out of your 4-H experiences, so please take the quick survey to let us know how we can better inform you through our website. Thanks!