Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

February 4, 2016

 • 2016 State Volunteer Retreat "Keep Soaring with 4-H" - 
February 5 - 6 at Iowa State University, Ames. Free Click here to sign-up

February 4, 2016

Attn: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders. Learn about Photography though the eyes of Shannon and Colleen Graham. First we will visit their studio, S&C Design Studio at 1924 State St., Cedar Falls. Where, they will demonstrate lighting, film cameras and darkroom techniques. Then go to the Hearst Center (304 W. Sheerley Blvd, Cedar Falls) to see their display of B&W photograhy. They will also talk about compostion and photo ideas. A great way to start preparing for fair! See Video…

February 2, 2016

Food Safety Quality Assurance is a REQUIRED training for Beef, Sheep, Dairy/Diary Goat, Swine, Meat Goat, Poultry and Rabbit 4-H Exhibitors. See Dates, Time and Locations.

January 30, 2016

The 2016 swine rules are the same as last year. There will be NO swine weigh in at Cattle Congress. Each family will be responsible for weighing, tagging and photographing their own swine. The date for this year’s weigh in will be April 9th. The extension office will have the scales, tags and taggers available for 4-H families to check out. You will be responsible for sending all swine information (tag numbers, weights, and pictures) into the extension office. Read more...

January 27, 2016

Come join us as we travel by van with other Region 9 (Black Hawk-Bremer-Buchanan-Butler-Grundy-Tama) 4-Hers to Des Moines, to tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa state government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 24, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines, have lunch with legislators and explore the Science Center of Iowa. Cost $40. Please register by Feb. 10th. Download Registation Form.

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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