Cherokee County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

November 29, 2016

Area 4-H members are invited to join other 4-H youth from Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, O'Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee Counties for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities on Dec. 28 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center. 

November 17, 2016

Debbie Erpelding, Cherokee County Youth Coordinator with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award Nov. 15 at ISU Extension and Outreach’s Annual Youth Fest. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes staff for their accomplishments, impacts on youth development in the county and embodiment of the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H mission to empower youth to reach their full potential through youth adult partnerships and research-based experiences. 

November 29, 2016

Simple Christmases that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible, according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. In fact, she says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending. The first step to achieving a small holiday limit is to make the decision to hold down spending. 

November 17, 2016

One hundred seven local youth participated in Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Fall STEM Fest at Northwest Iowa Community College on Nov. 12. STEM Fest is a free educational event for 4th through 8th grade students hosted twice a year, with the focus being Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

September 26, 2016

Creating Opportunities for 4th-8th grade youth in addressing the Iowa Governor's STEM Initiative...

Cherokee County 4-H

New Member Guide booklet (printable pdf)

Page through the New Member Guide 2015!
 
I've enrolled in 4-H - Now what?
 
Staying Connected - The Clover Connection
 
2016
2015

Applications

Cherokee County 4-H Recognition Project Application Form (2016)

Cherokee County 4-H Recognition Application Form-Senior 4-H'ers Only (2016)

Cherokee County 4-H Youth Council Application (2016 - 2017)

Nomination for 4-H Leader of the Year, 4-H Alumni and Honorary 4-H Member (2016)

 

Record Keeping

Record Book Forms

 

What Can I Do in 4-H ? 4-H Project Areas 

Project Hot Sheets              

 

Join us for the 2016 Cherokee County Fair, July 21-24!
 
 
 
2016 Iowa State Fair - August 11 - 21
Iowa State Fair Livestock Help Sheet  - to help you get through the new entry process!
 
2016 Clay County Fair - September 10 - 18
 
Exhibitor Resources

Copyright Permission
Instructions on obtaining permission to use copyright materials and sample letter, pdf Word format (Look under "Exhibitor Resources.")

Frequently Asked Questions:

Cherokee County 4-H Rules (adopted October 2006)

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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