4-H & Youth

4-H Livestock

From livestock events to record keeping, and FSQA information to livestock ID, this is your one-stop-shop for everything related to 4-H livestock. Important deadlines are coming soon so check it out!
4-H Livestock

Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach

Be a Member: Develop project leadership and organization skills; earn a living allowance and education award.  Be a Host Site: Youth-serving organizations benefit by utilizing members' skills.

Healthy Living

In 4-H, youth develop healthy physical, social, and emotional behaviors and life skills. We develop community capacity to promote healthy environments and as a result increase the ability of youth to demonstrate positive contributions to their families, schools, and communities.

Science, Engineering, Technology and Math

STEM programs offer valuable science process skills and workforce skills in communication, leadership, and citizenship. These programs connect youth and volunteers with fun, safe, hands-on learning experiences developed by Iowa State University.

Citizenship and Leadership

In 4-H, we emphasize service learning processes and methods for including youth in community, state, and/or national decision making experiences. Emphasis is placed on programs that have long-term youth and community benefits.

Communication and Arts

4-H youth gain confidence when speaking in front of others, feel comfortable asking questions, demonstrate good listening skills, use technology to express ideas, create products to share ideas/information and express themselves through the creative process.

Volunteers=Caring Adults

In Iowa, almost 10,000 volunteers guide 4-H members in becoming productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders, and successful learners.  We need more volunteers who are willing to share their creative ideas, time, talent, and skills.

Commodity Carnival
Once again, National 4-H and the CME Group have partnered for a fun, interactive game for kids! The Commodity Carnival is coming to several county fairs and the Iowa State Fair this summer!  Check it out!
 

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Maize/Ujima Retreats

Registration is now open for the 2016 Culturally-Based Youth Leadership Accelerators! 

Register NOW!

2016 Growmark Pollinator Program
Growmark is offering Iowa 4-H clubs a community service project! 4-H Clubs simply fill out a form and Growmark supplies free seed to plant a garden in the community to attract honey bees. Deadline is April 15.

Application

4-H IN THE NEWS

June 27, 2016

As Iowa teens participate in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University this week, some 4-H alumni at Iowa State tell how the youth development program led them to pursue a career in...

June 27, 2016

The Commodity Carnival gives Iowa youth a chance to be educated and have fun at the Iowa State Fair, Aug.11-21, and 18 county fairs. This interactive, hands-on game shows youth the behind-the-...

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