Member Info

**To see 2014 Buchanan County Fair Webpage click HERE**



4-H'ers for 4-H Campaign

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FSQA – Mandatory Training and Testing

From the State 4-H Office—In today's world, food safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities.  With over 15,000 Iowa 4-H'ers enrolled in livestock projects, about 17 million pounds of meat is produced each year. The goal of this program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible.
So what does FSQA mean??? It stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance and is for those members who show species for boththe county fair and state fair. These include: market and breeding beef, swine, sheep and dairy (both dairy cattle and dairy goat), meat goat, rabbit and poultry.  This is a great way to teach 4-H’ers about record keeping, veterinarian and drug usage in project livestock, healthy production practices, care and handling, feed and feed additives, and biosecurity and ethics.
This year FSQA is mandatory for all youth 4th-12th graders that are showing those specific species above for the county and state fair. Youth will need to watch a PowerPoint video or take the test, all at no cost. The video lasts about 40 minutes. Each youth who watch the video are certified for only a year. Those that can take the test can begin in 7th grade, but will not have to take the test every year. Youth can take the exam up to three times if not passed. If planning on taking the exam or watching the video, call the Extension Office to make arrangements. 
For more information about FSQA you can go to
Contact the Extension Office for more questions and details.

Region 9 Junior Camp at Eldora, IA June 20-21


Grades 4th-6th 4-H members and their friends are invited to attend!

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Registration Now Open for 2014 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

Online registration for the conference is now open, and youth must register by 11:59 p.m., May 30. The registration fee is $175. More information and the registration link can be found at Click here for more information.

2014 Awardrobe Clothing Event

The 2014 Awardrobe Clothing Event will be held August 15 and 16, in the Memorial Union on the ISU Campus.  New in 2014: 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event participants will be able to participate as many times as they are selected at the county level in Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue, and $15 Challenge categories. More information, go to and scroll down to Family & Consumer Sciences.

4-H Cook This!

The 4-H Cook This! Culinary Challenge will hold a preliminary competition on the ISU campus on Wednesday, June 18. The preliminary is for all youth participants in grades 5-12. The event will consist of a culinary, communication, and food and nutrition challenge to test participant’s food and nutrition knowledge and to see if they can Cook This!  Top teams from each age division will then be selected to compete in the finale on Thursday, August 7 at the Iowa State Fair.  
Applications will open for the event next week on the 4-H Cook This! webpage:  Applications will close on Monday May 30, 2014.  

4-H PHOTO CAMP at the Iowa 4-H Center

Youth in grades 7-12 in the 2013-14 school year have the opportunity to participate in PHOTO CAMP in Elm Village at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.  4-H’ers and non 4-H’ers are welcome.  4-H Photo camp is designed to give kids, 7th through 12th grades, the opportunity to learn the basics and techniques of photography, while having a great time! Held in June at the beautiful Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid, Iowa, campers will learn from qualified professional photographers, and then get the chance to try out their new skills themselves. More information and registration form can be found at

Clubs- Volunteer for Little Hands on the Farm, Iowa State Fair

The 2014 Iowa State Fair is August 7-17.  Clubs are invited to participate in a shift of volunteers at Little Hands on the Farm.  As a participant, your club would commit to providing the volunteers for the exhibit for an entire shift. In return the Iowa State Fair would list the name of your club on the entrance and exit gates of Little Hands on the Farm along with listing your club or county on the Iowa State Fair website as a volunteer group.  
Little Hands on the Farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and would need to be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.  Each day is divided into three shifts.   Volunteers would receive one admission ticket, one vehicle permit and a Little Hands on the Farm volunteer t-shirt.  
Shifts are filling up quickly so if you would like further information on what days and shifts are still available, please contact Emily Brewer;; Iowa State Fair; Agriculture Education Coordinator; 515-262-3111 ext. 244

Treasurer Workshop Information

Clubs: please use the 4-H Treasurers Book to record monthly statements for club meetings. When doing audits for this year keep in mind that to do the audits the Extension Office will be looking for the treasurer book, checkbook register, and bank statements. To help guide you through the year, there are some helpful sheets to see that each month is recorded accurately.
Treasurer Book
Annual Financial Report & Monthly Helpsheets

County 4-H News

April 30, 2014

The 2014 Buchanan County Fairbooks are now available online.  These have changed, so please DO NOT use last year's book.

January 14, 2014

Record book judging will be here before we know it! To start working ahead on your records, here is where you will find the forms and information about the new record book process.

July 30, 2014

Enjoy pictures from the 2014 shows, workshops, and exhibits.

July 30, 2014

Results from the Buchanan County 4-H/FFA Fair are now available.  If you have questions feel free to call our office at 319-334-7161.

December 6, 2013

Register now to get your choice of workshops! Online registration and workshop descriptions are now posted at

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