Butler County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

August 3, 2012

Take a look at our newsletter to see what's happening in 4-H!

April 27, 2016

Join us for our second trip to the Omaha Zoo!  Join other 6th, 7th, and 8th grade 4-H'ers on a trip to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo! 

January 28, 2016

The IDGA Share-A-Kid Program provides the opportunity for youth, ages 10 to 17 and residents of the state of Iowa, to own a registered dairy goat kid.  Applicants submit essays and other supportive material to win a doeling.

December 30, 2015
October 9, 2015

Each year 4H members are responsible to the state 4H program for paying $30 per member for services and a blanket 4H insurance policy for members, volunteers, and leaders.  Because of this cost yet to the 4H members to be part of the program, the Butler County Farm Bureau board of directors has voted to contribute $15 for each 4H club member that is also a member of a Butler County Farm Beau family.

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents - Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.

Butler County 4-H Leadership Groups:

Expected Standards and Requirements 

But I Don't Want to Do a Record Book

List of Awards & Definitions of Terms
 Recordkeeping Award Application
Project Award Application

4H Yearly Summary
Basic Project Recod Sheet (Little Clover-Junior)
Experienced Project Record Sheet  (Intermediate)
Advanced Project Record Sheet (Seniors)

Record Book Evaluation for Club Leaders (Clover & Jr.)

Record Book Evaluation for Club Leaders (Intermediate & Seniors)
Goal Sheet/Project Record

Various livestock worksheets
 (see 4H Livestock Record Keeping (bottom right hand side)
Junior 4-H Spirit Award Nomination Form

Intermediate 4-H Spirit Award Nominaton Form

Senior 4-H Spirit Award Nomination Form

Secretary Book

Treasurer Record Book

Member Information & Enrollment Forms: 
 2014-2015 4-H New Youth Enrollment Form
2014-2015 4-H Club Member Medical Information Release Form

2014-2015 4H Leader Enrollment Form

2014-2015 4-H Adult Medical Information Release Form

Iowa Exhibitor Youth Code of Ethics

 My Goal Calendar
Welcome to 4-H New Member Booklet

Animal ID-4HOnline Help Sheet

Re-Enrolling Members/Families Help Sheet

 Club Officer Material:
• So You're the Club President....

• So You're the Club Vice President...

• So You're the Club Secretary...

• So You're the Club Treasurer...

• So You're Historian of your Group...

• So You're News Reporter of your Group...

• So You're Recreation Leader of your Group...

•So You're the Club Photographer...

Fair/Fair Entry Information:
Butler County Fair Website
2016 Butler County Fair Book
Fair Entry Help Sheet - FFA Entries

Fair Entry Help Sheet - 4-H Entries

Preserved Exhbit Labels
Design Elements Worksheet
Design Elements and Art Principles - Clothing

Design Elements and Art Principles - Home Improvement

Poultry Classes

Bucket/Bottle Lamb and Kid Project

Bucket/Bottle Calf Project

 Copyright Guidelines

Sample Letter for Copyright/Trademark Use

List of poultry testers

Goal Sheet/Project Record

Premises Identification Number Application

2015 Butler County Raised Market Beef Form

2016 State Health Requirements

2016 Butler County Challenge Classes

Inappropriate Food Exhibits

What is the Judge Looking For?  4-H Youth Poultry

2016 4-H Photography Exhibit Label

Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form

Clothing Event, Share-The-Fun and Communication Day Information:
Clothing Event and Share-the-Fun Rules

Butler County Clothing Form for Little Clovers

Butler County Clothing Form for Jr. & Inter.

Butler County Clothing Form for Seniors

Pork Promoter Scholarship

Cattlemen Scholarship

Butler County 4-H Scholarship

 County Council Applications:
2015-2016 Butler County 4-H Council Application

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • 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!

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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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