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By Michele Smith
The Times 

4-H Now Requires Membership Fees

Extension office staff is concerned that fees will cause drop in participation


November 9, 2017

DAYTON – Staff at the WSU Dayton Extension Office are concerned that membership in 4-H could dwindle after the WSU Youth and Families Program enacted a $25 per-member annual enrollment fee beginning on Oct. 1, 2017. All enrolled 4-H youth ages 5 through 19 are now charged the fee, according to WSU Dayton Extension Agent Paul Carter.

Five dollars of the $25 fee will be allocated to the county to support 4-H programing at the local level. The remaining $20 will be used by the Washington State 4-H program to provide educational programs and experiences and to provide opportunities for prof...

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