Nevada login page for 4-H Online:

State 4-H Handbook and Policy Guidelines

Animal Science


  • NV 4-H Dog Show Rule Book


  • NV 4-H Horse Helmet Policy
  • NV 4-H Horse Show Rule Book

Horse Judging/Skillathon

  • Horse Judging / Skillathon Rules and Regulations

Livestock Contests

  • Nevada State 4-H Livestock Contests Rules and Regulations

Shooting Sports

  • NV 4-H Shooting Sports Rules
  • NV 4-H Instructor Policies



  • 4-H Stewardship (information on 4-H as a public organization, incorporation, tax except status and obtaining a charter)
  • 4-H County Charter Letter
  • Official Chartering and Recognition
  • Official Chartering Requirements
  • Chartering Requirements and Definitions
  • Chartering and Tax Guidelines
    • 4-H Tax Exemption
  • Chartering — Constitution and Bylaws
  • Constitution and Bylaws Template
  • Chartering — Frequently Asked Questions
  • 4-H Charter Application
  • Authorization Responsibilities of the 4-H Name and Emblem
  • Reporting Violations to the use of the 4-H Name and Emblem
  • Yours to Protect

General Policies/Forms

  • Photo/Media Release
  • Field Trip
  • Transportation Form
  • Overnight Lodging
  • Sexual Harassment
  • 4-H Commitment to Excellence/Conduct
  • 4-H Official Dress Attire

4-H Members

  • "Campers" Summer Camp Registration Packet

4-H Volunteer Leaders

  • Adult Volunteer Summer Camp Application Packet
  • Teen Counselor Summer Camp Application Packet

Membership and Policies

  • Membership and Enrollment
  • Age Categories
  • Cloverbud Policy (Nat'l 4-H)
  • Cloverbud Policy (NV 4-H)
  • Personal Information and Privacy
  • Participation at National Activities

Risk Management

  • Purpose and Overview
  • Forms Description and Use
  • Activity Checklist
  • Employee (paid/unpaid) Incident Report
  • Non-Employee Incident Report


  • Fundraising
  • Fundraising: Sponsorships and Promotions
  • Raffles, Lotteries, Gaming and 4-H
  • Animal Sales/Auctions, 4-H Name/Emblem
  • Livestock Sales/Auctions — FAQs
  • Annual Financial Reporting Form
  • Annual Financial Reporting Instructions
  • Money Matters Checklist for 4-H Entities
Stark, C., Chvilicek, S., Luna, N., Mitchell, S., Haack-Damon, K. 2020, 4-H Policies, Forms & Procedures, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

Also of Interest:

Conservation Plantings for Natural Resources Management: Rangelands, Windbreaks, Wildlife Habitat, Soil Protection, Conservation Cover, and Mined Land Reclamation. Joint recommendations Tueller, P. T., G. K. Brackley, J. Briggs, J. W. Doughty, G. Staidl, and S. Swanson. 1992, Univ. of NV Coop. Ext. and the U. S. Soil Cons. Serv. BE-92-01 Repl.C-183.
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Without a dedicated HR department, small business owners must learn about job descriptions, interviewing, job offers, and onboarding. Join the class to learn about these concepts and to develop an action plan.
Juan Salas, Reyna Mendez, Mike Bindrup, Farrah Stockett 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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Is it scientific or just a myth?
The best place to get science-based information if from Cooperative Extension.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Emergency Preparedness and The Tabletop Exercise: How Youth Can Play a Part in the Process
This fact sheet contains information on emergency preparedness and the tabletop exercise. Learn more about how youth can play key roles in disaster training the tabletop exercise.
Powell, P., Black, L., Benesh, C., and Smith, M. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-36
COVID-19 Small Business Information and Resources
Since the COVID19 pandemic began, Extension has been accumulating important links for business owners.  These resources include small business loans, grants, and guidelines provided by our state and county offices. 
L. Thomas 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno

Associated Programs

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4-H Youth Development | Camp Program

Nevada has been involved in 4-H camping since the first 4-H camp took place on the University of Nevada, Reno campus in 1930. For about 79 years in Nevada, 4-H camping has been a proven and effective method of reaching, teaching and involving youth in leadership skills development. Each year, more than 500 youth participate in 4-H camping programs at Lake Tahoe Nevada 4-H Camp. Other 4-H camping programs take place across the state.

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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.