Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 21, 2017

Click here for order blank. Or call 319-234-6811 by June 30th

June 14, 2017

• MAY 15th - ALL LIVESTOCK (including dog and pets) ENTRIES: Must be entered into by May 15th except rabbits and they need to be entered online by July 1st.

 Help Sheet for Entering Animals

• June 1, 2017


Enter all STATIC (Non-Livestock)entries into FAIR ENTRY. Enter all you might take to fair, you can delete later.

FairEntry Help Sheet
Livestock records have been tranferred from 4-H Online, now you must choose classes and pens.


   State Fair Help Sheet

• July 3, 2017

 Closing DEADLINE for:

• Garden Plot • Crop Plot • Communication Events (Extemproaneous Speaking, Educational Presentation, Working Exhibits and 4-H Poster Contest) and • Fashion (Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection and $15 Challenge) and • Photography

• July 13, 2017

 Closing DEADLINE for:

  • All Livestock Class Entries
  • All Static Judging Day Entries for Judging at Fair

• July 7, 2017 Awards Banquet Scholarship Deadline for:

• July 14, 2017
Livestock Scholarships Deadline, turn into the Extension Office

June 14, 2017


"Hands-On Activites" by these Sponsors!

ISU STEM Trailer, Dick Young Greenhouse, HyVee, Iowa Ag Literacy, Viking Pump, Cyclone Space Mining, Wartburg Biology Department, Insect & Butterfly Zoo, Black Hawk County Emergency Management, IPTV BHC Soil & Water Conservation District, Silo's and Smokestacks, FoodCorp, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Black Hawk County 4-H STEM, Green Iowa Americorps, Iowa Children's Museum, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach/4-H READ MORE

June 7, 2017

Black Hawk County 4-H is happy to Welcome Maddie Herring as our 2017 4-H Summer Fair Intern! Maddie will be a Sophmore at Iowa State next fall studing Animal Science. Nice to have you back home for the summer!

And ….Welcome to Justin Rottinghaus. He will be our 4-H Summer Stem Intern! He graduated from Union High School, just finished Ag. Sceince at Hawkeye College and will be going to Iowa State next fall to become an Ag Teacher. Glad to have you join us Justin!

June 6, 2017

Horse and pony mounted meetings will start Mon, June 12 at the 6:30 are the Silver Spur arena. Helmets required, bring a parent or guardian, horse and human bug spray, water bucket to water your horse and water for yourself!

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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