County 4-H News

June 26, 2017

On Monday, July 17th Judges will be reviewing Crops planned, planted and growing by 4-H members. 4-H youth have a strong history of researching, developing and instituting new farming techniques as demonstrated in the crops they’ll plant.
On Tuesday, July 18th Garden Plot judging will take place in Waterloo, Cedar Falls and surrounding communities. 4-H youth have entered their garden to be judged based on where their garden is, how it was planted, how it is being cared for and more. This year there are more gardens entered than last year.
Wednesday, July 19th has an afternoon packed for 4-H youth to show case their talents, skills and creations at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls. Entrants will demonstration their communication and presentation skills as well as a Fashion Review, $15.00 Fashion Challenge, Clothing Selection and Photography judging. The Fashion Style Show will take place at 3:00pm on Wednesday July 26th in the Pepsi Pavilion at National Cattle Congress.

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


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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!

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