Staff Resources


Staff Resources

 This page is designed for quick access to items of interest for faculty and staff working with 4-H youth development.

 4-H Club Basics

  • 4-H 101... The Basics of Starting 4-H Clubs - The newly revised 4-H 101 is designed to be a general overview and resource guide for youth development staff or volunteers who are starting new 4-H clubs or working with existing clubs. 4-H 101 merges the basic concepts and principles of effective youth development delivered in a non-formal (out of school) setting with the "nuts and bolts" information needed to manage a 4-H program.

4-H Handbook and Policy Guidelines

  • 4-H Handbook and Policy Guidelines -This PDF version of the handbook has a navigatable table of contents to help users quickly find information. It also has bookmarked pages that can be accessed by opening the bookmarks tab of Adobe PDF Reader. We hope this will be a helpful resource to you.

4-H IRS Information for Clubs
Click here for current national policies and guidance on subjects such as fundraising, IRS updates, naming a 4-H club, using the 4-H name and emblem, and more.

4-H Horse Test Generator:

4-H Livestock Test Generator:

  • The  4-H Livestock Test Generator creates tests for beef, sheep, swine, or goats for junior, intermediate or senior grade divisions. It is a resource for Extension staff only.

4-H Materials – Audio & Visual

County Awards and Achievement Program

Event Registration (To be completed by County Staff)

EZ Plug Website Help

  • EZ Plug WebHelps- We are happy to share with you the new EzPlug web site instructions. This is a great step by step tutorial if you are new to using EZ Plug on your county Extension website. Use this to help train volunteers or club members who are interested in helping you create and maintain your website. You can print out this 6 page instruction sheet to help you with editing your web site.

*Note: If you still need to request a user name and password you can request one at, to log on to EzPlug go to

GPS Units

  • GPSUnits- Please contact your local County Extension for checkout availability. Counties will then visit our Resource/Kits for Checkout page for information about GPS Units availability and checkout information.

4-H Online Registration Support

Online Training

  • Everyone Ready® - online training for Extension staff working with volunteers, at your convenience. Choose the topics that are meaningful to you and access archived topics and related articles as needed.

a) Go to
b) Click on “Resources” on the left menu, then “Staff Resources”
c) “Everyone Ready® Online Professional Development Program” link under “National 4-H Learning Priorities”

Staff Development Training Curriculum

  • Preparing the Youth Development Professional - This newly revised curriculum (formerly Moving Ahead) is a comprehensive staff development training that provides an overview of the competencies needed for those choosing to work with young people in the out-of-school settings. these include understanding critical needs and competencies, methods of non-formal education, addressing risk and building protective factors, dealing with differences, conflict resolution, programming for developmental needs, understanding negative and self-destructive behaviors, and forging youth and adult partnerships.

USU Driver Training and Testing

  • The online driver training must be completed by all persons driving on University business every 2 years.  
  • Please visit
  • View the video
  • Take the online test. (Warning - the test is challenging, reference the Utah Driver's Handbook when taking the test.)
  • Print the "Certificate of Completion".  Keep the certificate on file with your department.  Departments are responsible for insuring compliance with the training requirement.
  • If you are a new USU driver, you must also complete a "Drivers Authorization" (  Send this form and a copy of your Certificate of Completion of Driver training to the Motor Pool at UMC 9000.

Volunteer Award Nominations (Due February 1, every year)

Youth Development Study

  • Youth Development Study - Click here to access the results of a large youth development study showing positive aspects of 4-H involvement. It has been talked about at various 4-H events. This study is accessed through the 4-H Brand Network and requires a username and login which can be obtained from the home site of the formerly mentioned source.

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers

  • The purpose of the Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers is to promote the 4-H youth development profession and support educators providing leadership for Utah 4-H.  Active membership is open to 4-H youth development professionals; affiliate membership is open to 4-H sponsors and donors and other youth development professionals.