Cherokee County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

March 3, 2017

Families in and around Cherokee and Aurelia are invited to participate in Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 which begins the evening of March 14 at the Cherokee Middle School. Families from any school district are welcome to attend. Participation in the program is free to everyone.

February 15, 2017

Parents of children ages five and under are invited to join “Family Storyteller” at the Cherokee Public Library on Mondays starting March 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Free books, home activity kits, meals and crafts are all a part of a fun-filled, enjoyable evening. Literacy is a child's number one indicator of academic success. Working with youth on their literacy skills now helps them flourish later in their academic lives. The Family Storyteller method has proven success.

March 23, 2017

Come Join the FUN!!!  Friday, March 31st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. at the Extension Office.  Cost is $20.00.  Youth will leave with 2 projects!!!  We will be doing a feather painting on canvas, 9x12.  Also a craft with a feather and a saying.  Shake it up Iowa will be putting on our workshop.  Please call the Office to reserve your spot by March 30, at  712-225-6196.

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

Scholarship Application

Cherokee County 4-H Scholarship Application



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 2017 Cherokee County Fair, July 20-23!
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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