Boone County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 13, 2015

Boone, Hardin, Marshall, and Story County Junior 4-H members who are completing 4th, 5th, or 6th grade are invited to the Race to Which Camp! Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp August 5-7 at the Iowa 4-H Camping Center.

April 1, 2015

DEADLINE TO REGISTER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 1!  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep near wild animals?  5th and 6th grade 4-H members from Boone, Greene, Hardin, Marshall & Story counties are invited to participate in a campout at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha!

March 18, 2015

7th & 8th graders, make plans to join the fun in discovering some great places around Kansas City, June 16 - 18, 2015.

January 29, 2015

Would you like to have fun and learn how to create and safely launch a rocket? Then check out the Aerospace Interest Group.

January 6, 2015

Clover Kids is an exciting 4-H program for children in 1st through 3rd grade. Clover Kids emphasizes overall well-being by empowering young children with successful learning and positive social interaction through cooperative learning in noncompetitive environments.

Boone County Fair:  July 23 - 26, 2015 (Open to Public)

Static Exhibit Judging:  Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Livestock Auction:  Monday, July 27, 2015

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.

  • 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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