4-H program preserves Latin American culture

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Hispanic youth in Whatcom County are learning about traditional Latin American dances, folklore, and crafts in a new Washington State University Extension-led 4-H program, Para Familias Latinas. “Para Familias is similar to a traditional 4-H club, but with a focus on the culture of Latin America,” said Alex Martinez, WSU Whatcom Extension […]

Young Hispanic children in traditional Latin American clothing.

4-H Tech Changemaker teens working to bridge the digital divide in rural Washington

4-H teens in Quincy, Wash., are working to bridge the online divide in their community by leading digital skills trainings for adults. The teens have been eager and excited to help their community, said Jeannie Kiehn, Grant County 4-H Program Coordinator. “What they’ve received from it, and what the adults have experienced from it, is […]

Young 4-H Tech Changemakers at a meeting assisting two women with how to use their phones.

New from Extension: Orchard health & compost, 4-H market animals

The latest free, published guides from WSU Extension help 4-H club members and Northwest tree fruit and vegetable growers. Guides include: Soil Health in Orchards (EM120E), by WSU researchers Tianna DuPont, David Granatstein, and Bernardita Sallato.…

White gloved hand holding a round soil sample, trees in background

Market sale set, 4-H donations taken after fires halt county fair

REPUBLIC, Wash. – In her two decades as a 4-H leader in Ferry County, Kari Neal has never seen a fire season like this. Even in 1988, with the White Mountain fire raging on nearby Sherman Pass, the Ferry County Fair went on as usual. “The kids had sooty ash falling on their animals, which […]

Kate McCloskey, WSU Spokane County 4-H program coordinator, delivers a load of farm feed and hay for fire-affected families in Okanogan County (Photo by Ann Fagerlie/WSU Extension).