Buena Vista County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

May 24, 2016

Iowa State University's Department of Entomology teaches youth all of the great things about insects! Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropods from around the world. Free Camp. Click on Title for more information.

May 24, 2016
  • Do you like to take things apart just to see how they run?
  • Are you into engineering and learning new technology?
  • Do you like to build and create new things?

                   Then 4-H Robotics Camp is for YOU!

May 2, 2016

The 2016-2016 State 4-H Council challenges you to "Dive To New Depths" at the annual conference in June. Enjoy speakers, workshops, Animal Science Round-Up, Team Building, recreation, friends, and more!

April 12, 2016

Informational meeting for 4H members and interested family members. Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 pm @ ISU Extension Office. Classes will start Tuesday, May 3rd @ 7:00 pm. at Iowa Central Community College lawn and will run for 12 weeks. Classes are free of charge. Must attend at least 5 classes to participate in the Dog Obedience Show at the Buena Vista County Fair. For more information contact: Melissa Fahr, 712-299-1753 or mfahr@glidden-ralston.k12.ia.us.

October 9, 2015

4-H started with a seed of an idea and has grown into one of the premier K-12 programs in Iowa and in the nation. 4-H Youth Development strives to empower the next generation, because true leaders aren’t born, they’re grown.

2016 Iowa Youth Conference

Non-4H Club Member Medical Release Form

2016 Basketball Festival Waiver of Liability Form

Buena Vista County Fair Information:

Food and Nutrition


Beef Disclosure Form

Lamb Disclosure Form

Goat Disclosure Form

Horse Disclosure Form

Swine Disclosure Form


Hot sheets

4H Pick a Project

Exhibit Tip Sheets

Area Fair Information:

Clay County Fair Information


4-H Recognition Award Forms 2015

 County Award Forms (due October 1 to the Extension Office)

Record Book Forms (and Record Books due September 1st to club leaders)

Leader Forms

 Buena Vista County Endowment

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.

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    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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