Calhoun County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

March 30, 2016

Be sure to mark your calendars!  Calhoun County Expo Dates are July 6-10, 2016.  Clothing & Communications Day is Saturday, May 14, at the South Central Calhoun Elementary School.


Resource for 4-H Leaders:  Policies & Practices that are "Good to Know"


Poultry Exhibitors:  How to Protect Your Birds

4-H Clubs in Calhoun County:

Calhoun County Hot Shots - Leaders:  Jeremy & Amy Westcott, Jeff Cates
Cedar Reading Rockers - Leaders:  Eugenia Hartsook, Deb Ott, Tamara Hanson
Garfield Gleamers - Leaders:  Sara Pibal, Teresa Heue
Jackson Pioneers - Leaders:  Dawn Clark, Andrew Lauver
Logan Larks -  Leader:  Kerri McAlexander    Minutes of May 1, 2016 meeting
Manson Craters - Leaders:  Leanne Darr, Kari Krueger, Lisa & Don Westering
North Butler Blazers - Leaders:  Carrie Melohn, Jennifer Scheidegger
The Union - Leaders:  Shari Seil, Annette Wedemeyer    


Project Award Information

4-H Record Book Forms


May 2016

Barnstormers Arena Football Trip - June 4, 2016

Junior Camp Brochure/Registration - June 9, 2016

Intermediate Trip Brochure/Registration - June 28, 2016

April 2016

March 2016

Communication & Clothing Event 5-14-16 Entry Form

Broiler Chick 2016 Order Form

February 2016

2016 NW Iowa Beef Bonanza Flyer

December 2015

Babysitting Clinic Flyer 12-29-15 & Registration Form

November 2015

September 2015

4-H Find Out Event Flyer 9-27-15

August 2015

Calhoun County 4-H Council Application

Expo Trophy Sponsors

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Code of Ethics

Link for re-enrollment help sheets:






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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