Butler County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

August 3, 2012

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

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
December 29, 2015
December 21, 2015

Looking for FIVE ambitious hungry for impact, aspiring, or current youth development professionals to join us and the Iowa State University 4-H Team to grow the next generation of youth leadership in Iowa through innovative and creative youth development programming leadership!

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

4-H Animal ID Entry Help Sheet

Farm Bureau Form for 4H Members

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
Fair Entry Help Sheets

2015 4H/FFA Butler County Fair Book 

2015 State Health Requirements for the Exhibition of Livestock

4H Photography Exhibit Label

2015 Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form

Inappropriate Food Exhibits

Preserved Exhbit Labels

Design Elements Worksheet

Design Elements and Art Principles - Clothing

Design Elements and Art Principles - Home Improvement

Poultry Classes

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

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

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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