Butler County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

August 3, 2012

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

March 19, 2015

Attention all Livestock Exhibitors!  This year you are required to complete Food Safety Quality Assurance training or testing.  Failure to do so will result in a loss of eligibility to show at the Butler County Fair.  See the attached flyer for dates when the trainings will be held.  Horse and Pet exhibitors are exempt. 

March 12, 2015

Attention all 4-H/FFA members wanting to exhibit sheep and/or meat goats at the 2015 Butler County Fair or the Iowa State Fair!

March 5, 2015

If you want to meet new friends, learn and make projects to take to your county fair such as putting your hands to work by making a woodworking project or visual arts craft, then this is a reat opportunty!

February 26, 2015

The IDGA Share-A-Kid Program provides the opportunity for youth, ages 10 - 17 and residents of the state of Iowa, to own a registered dairy goat kid.

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:

Final Record Keeping Forms 2014

Project Award Form and Instructions

"But I Don't Want To Do A Record Book!"

 Goal Sheet/Project Record
Various livestock worksheets
 (see 4H Livestock Record Keeping (bottom right hand side)
Record Keeping Awards Application & Evaluation Form - Little Clovers & Juniors (K-6th
Record Keeping Awards Application & Evaluation Form-Intermediates & Seniors (7th-12th)

Junior 4-H Spirit Award Nomination Form

Intermediate 4-H Spirit Award Nomination 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

4-H Animal ID Entry Help Sheet

Farm Bureau Form for 4H Members


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

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

Clothing Selection & Fashion Revue Entry Forms

Communication Day Rules
Communication Day Entry Form

Clothing Event Report Form - Little Clovers, Juniors, Intermediates

Clothing Event Report Form - Seniors

Pork Promoter Scholarship

Cattlemen Scholarship

4H Scholarship


 County Council Applications:
2014-2015 Senior County Council Application

Pick Your Adventure

Great Web Sites for Kids

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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