Cherokee County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

October 23, 2014

Informational Meetings Offered Across Northwest Iowa in November and December.  Meetings include USDA-Farm Service Agency Staff Expertise. Details here.

October 15, 2014

PRIMGAR – Youth grades 5th to 12th in Northwest Iowa are invited to participate in “Youth Dairy Challenge” workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Summit Dairy (John Westra farm), 5564 390th St., near Primghar.

September 27, 2014

Open until filled, This position is full time and will be located in the O ’Brien County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar, Iowa. Hours vary according to the events. Based on a flexible 40 hour work week, hours could involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Starting hourly pay range $12-$14. Initial 6 month review. Health insurance stipend is available.

Cherokee County 4-H

Becoming a member of Cherokee County 4-H

    Club Information

    Membership Guidelines

    2013-2014 4-H Enrollment Forms
    Click on this link to find out how to enroll in 4-H in Cherokee County. 
I've enrolled in 4-H - Now what?
     Staying Connected
         The Clover Connection
             January 2014
             March 2014 
             April 2014
             May 2014
             June 2014
             July 2014 - Fair Edition
             October 2014
        4-H Weekly News
        from the State 4-H Office.  Keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!  Updated weekly.

What Can I Do in 4-H ? 

4-H Project Areas 

     Project Hot Sheets              

2015 Cherokee County Fair  -  July 16th through July 19th  
              2014 Fair Schedule
              Fair Book - Static   -  LivestockRabbit, Poultry Etc
             Clothing Revue Entry Form (word)
              4-H Photography Exhibit Label (pdf)
              Exhibit Goal Sheet / entry card  (pdf)
              Communications Entry Form
              Pride of Iowa Entry Form         
  Ak-Sar-Ben - River City Rodeo - Sept 25th through the 28th
              Schedule and Web Site  
 2015 Iowa State Fair - August 13th through the 23rd
              Nothing Compares 
              Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook
 2015 Clay County Fair  -  Sept 12th through Sept 20th
             Fair Book
  Exhibitor Resources
             Tip Sheets
             Copyright / Trademark information
             Safe Foods Guidelines
              4-H Emblem Use

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


Scholarships & Grants

State Awards & Opportunities

Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Animal Science ROUND-UP, & CSI:  Crops

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.

  • 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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