Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

January 18, 2017

We are PROUD of....The Bricks of Brilliance 4-H FLL team!  On Saturday, Jan. 14th at the Iowa FLL Championship Event they earned 1st place Overall Robot Design. This is the top award in the robot area, recognizing the robot that features an innovative and robust design and uses comprehensive and correct programming while being creative and efficient. Throughout the day, the team presented their project solution, completed a core values activity, participated in 3 robot matches, and demonstrated their robot to judges. Read more... 

January 11, 2017

Join the 4-H Staff at the Black Hawk County Extension Office (3420 University Ave, Waterloo) for a Mixed Media Canvas Workshop! Combine Paint, Scrapbook Paper, Gems, Tissue Paper and more into a beautiful piece of art starring a bird! Read More...

January 6, 2017
Now on display at the Cedar Falls Public Library!
Our 4-H Grant Wood replica from the Black Hawk County Fair last July. Fair goers participated in a group project of
re-creating Grant Wood’s Young Corn painting. The orginial painting was divided into 80 pieces using a grid pattern, read more...


January 6, 2017

Calling all Poultry Lovers!

Are you a 4-H or FFA member with Poultry-project area experience and interest in advocating for the industry? The Iowa Poultry Association and the Iowa Egg Council is on the search for the next Iowa Poultry Queen!

The Poultry Queen serves as a representative at area county fairs and the Iowa State Fair. As a representative of the industry, the Queen will speak at events and share knowledge with community members and stakeholders. View the position description HERE, entries are due to Kambrea Davis ( by February 1st, 2017. READ more.... 

January 5, 2017

New Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Takes Effect Jan. 1, 2017 Read more...
4-H Livestock Homepage     • 2017 4-H Livestock Rule Changes/Updates
Black Hawk County FSQA and Weigh In DATES
• Market Beef Weigh In Verification done by Feb. 1st on 4-H Online at
• Animal ID Entry Directions - Must be done by May 15th on 4-H Online at
• All other Livestock Verification Help Sheet for Weighed-In done by May 15th on 4-H Online at
• Livestock Scholarships: 2017 Livestock Exhibitors: Pork Producers Application, Beef Scholarship Application, Black Hawk County Sheep Scholarship Application. 
DUE JULY 15, 2017
New Horse and Dog rules for 2017

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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