Calhoun County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 28, 2015

2015 Heddleson intern helps give back to her home community


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


2015 Fairbook

4-H Exhibitor Fair Entry Instructions

Schedule of 4-H Activities for 2015 Calhoun County Expo


Poultry Exhibitors:  How to Protect Your Birds

Static Exhibit Judging:

Click here for Goal Card for 2015 Expo:  Goal Card

Photo Exhibit Label Full Sheet
- Attach to exhibit for 7/8/15  OR
Photo Exhibit Label Half Sheet
- Attach to exhibit for 7/8/15

Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form

Canning Labels - Attach to exhibit for 7/8/15

Helpful Information for Static Exhibits:

Clothing Elements & Principles

Home Improvement Elements & Principles of Design

Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit

Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibit

Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs

4-H Clubs in Calhoun County:

Calhoun County Hot Shots - Leaders:  Jeremy & Amy Westcott
Cedar Reading Rockers - Leaders:  Eugenia Hamilton, Deb Pontius
Garfield Gleamers - Leaders:  Sara Pibal, Teresa Heue
Jackson Pioneers - Leader:  Dawn Clark
Logan Larks -  Leaders:  Amy Hammen and Kerri McAlexander    Minutes of May 3, 2015 meeting
               Photo of Logan Larks Officer Installation Dec. 2014
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    Annual Report for 2013-14 Meetings


Project Award Information

4-H Record Book Forms


May 2015

Junior Trip Info & Registration Form

Summer 2015 Robotics Camps - Info & Registration Form

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Code of Ethics

January 2015 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter

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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