Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 24, 2016

The Black Hawk County Fair Board invites the community to join in the fun at the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair, scheduled for July 26 - 30 at the National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo, Iowa. The event is FREE and open to the public. FREE parking is available on Cattle Congress grounds.
The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair highlights work of 4-H youth and FFA in the county. Exhibits and project entries include livestock and non-livestock projects from youth ages 5 years and older. The fair features traditional livestock shows, including beef, swine, sheep, and dairy and small animal shows, including dog agility, rabbits, poultry and hundreds of non-livestock entries in these project areas: child development, clothing, food & nutrition, home improvement, horticulture, personal development, science & engineering and visual arts. Read more...

See FULL Schedule: Schedule of events for Black Hawk County Fair.     
Projects all CAN ENTER: 
Challenge Classes everyone can enter, not just 4-Hers!  

June 21, 2016

At the National Cattle Congress grounds in the AG Building!
Begins Tuesday, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, 12,19,26, Aug 2

For questions call 319-234-6811 Sponsored by Farm Bureau Women, National Cattle Congress and Black Hawk 4-H.

June 17, 2016

Looking for scholarship and interview opportunities? Please consider this year's Danforth "I Dare You" Award, the Lions Club Scholarship, the Pint 4-H Scholarship, and one of our various livestock scholarships!

• Danforth & Lions: High School 4-H member's only. Email the Application to Emily and youth_esam@iastate.edu & schedule an interview time for fair week. DUE JULY 10 to Extension Office

• Pint: Former BHC 4-H'er that is currently attending a 4 year college, community college, or trade school. DUE JULY 10 to Extension Office. Click here for Application.

• Livestock Scholarships: 2016 Livestock Exhibitors: Pork Producers Application,
Larry Anton Beef Scholarship Application, Black Hawk County Sheep Scholarship Application.
DUE JULY 15 to Soo Grimen. 

June 7, 2016

Come to our workshop at 5:30 - 6:30pm at the Extension Office. We'll be showing you tips for the "Table Setting Challenge" and for the "Cook This" challenge. Both are great entry ideas for this year's fair. You do not need to be a 4-H member to enter the Table Setting Challenge. And only one of the 3 team members for the "Cook This" challenge needs to be in 4-H!  So come on out and have fun! Please RSVP Here!

June 6, 2016

Please order by June 30th. You can pay when your order come in. Shirts will come to the Extension Office. Make checks payable to Black Hawk County Extension. SHOW YOUR PRIDE!
Click Here to Order! Prices range $20 - $24.

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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