Volunteer

When you see the eyes light up as members discover they have achieved something they didn’t think they could do; when one member takes what he or she has learned,  begins  to teach a younger member; when you can see the growth in a shy member who entered the club three years ago and today is able to get up in front of people to explain something or take on a leadership role and mentor other members, you can begin to understand why it is such a joy of being a local 4-H leader.. It is their energy, their eagerness, their fun and wiliness to learn that energizes me. I want to challenge each member within that member’s ability; teach skills that will last all their lives and plan an environment in which all ages of my members can feel comfortable and welcome. People keep asking me how come I’ve been a 4-H leader for 48 years and I tell them,  “Because I still enjoy it and I am having fun.”
--- Lorna Grow, Sugar Grove Sunshine 4-H Club

Choosing to be a Clover Kid leader is a fantastic volunteer opportunity! Not only do I get to do something fun with my own kids, I get to pass on my passion for 4-H and agriculture to them and other children beginning at an early age. The kids are so much fun! In this age group, there is such a variety of things you can do and they are so eager to learn new things. You can do just about anything! I think I learn just as much as them sometimes... There is excellent support through the ISU Extension Office and always the resources you need to succeed with your group. 
--- Shelby Greenslade, Clover Kid club leader

        

County 4-H News

May 21, 2015

Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds

May 20, 2015

Show off your rock star skills and threads at the 2015 Dallas County 4-H Clothing Event on June 27!

May 13, 2015

In 2015, the program is being offered in three Dallas County locations. 

April 23, 2015

Iowa high school teams can win monetary prizes for best crop knowledge.

April 20, 2015

Recently, a group of middle school girls testing the C6 BioFarm game came up with an interesting observation. “Why would anyone farm?” one said. “It’s really risky and stressful.”

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