Dickinson County 4-H & County

Local Highlights

Photo of cattle
November 30, 2014

Join us at the Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg for the 2nd Annual NW Iowa Beef Bonanza!  The day includes hands on learning about: Beef Production in Iowa; How to Get the Best Product for Your Effort; Ways to Increase the Quality of Your Cattle for Fair and MORE!  FSQA Certification also provided at this event. Check out the 2015 Beef Bonanza Flier for details.

4-H Clover Logo
October 1, 2014

Check out the monthly newsletter for upcoming 4-H events, enrollments information, and more!  There is NEW 2015 Iowa State Fair Livestock information in this newsletter as well. Check it out!

2015 Fair Book Cover
October 1, 2014

Wanna know what's happening at the 2015 Dickinson County Fair?  Check out the 2015 Dickinson County Fair Book with class listings and descriptions. A Change List is also available for you to quickly preview changes from last year.

Workshop Brochure
September 23, 2014

We've got our School Year  Workshop Series ready to go!  There's sure to be something for everyone with STEM, Photography, Woodworking, Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Clothing Selection, Holiday Baking, Kitchen Chemistry, Dog Obedience, Livestock Workshops, Sewing, Gardening, and MORE!!!  Take an Adventure with Us... Explore a Dickinson County 4-H Workshop!

Iowa Map
February 28, 2014

In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.
 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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.

  • 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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