Dickinson County 4-H & County

Local Highlights

Dickinson County Fair Book Cover
October 2, 2015

That's right! The 2016 Dickinson County Fair Book is published and being distributed. Club leaders have a copy to give to each family. Extra copies are available in the office or via electronic download. Please thank all of your committee members when you get a chance. They have put a great deal of time and energy into making the best better for the 2016 County Fair.

Iowa 4-H Clover
October 2, 2015

Check out this newsletter edition for lots of new information... a new employee introduction, new workshop information, and more!

Photo of Zachary Myer
September 22, 2015

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest staff member, Zachary Myer, School Program Coordinator. Zachary will coordinate our Ricochet Leadership Programs and Boomerang Character Education Programs with the school districts in Dickinson County. He comes to us with previous Extension experience in Winnebago County coordinating their Ricochet Programming, Clover Kids, and Summer Camps. Stop by the office and say hi or drop him an email at myerz@iastate.edu.

Open House picture
September 2, 2015

We're hosting a 4-H Open House at the Extension Office on Thursday, October 15th from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Parents and youth are invited to come find out about what 4-H has to offer, enjoy refreshments, and get aquainted during this come-and-go event. We'll help you enroll and find a club that matches your interests. If you are unable to attend the Open House but would like information about joining 4-H, please give us a call at 712-336-3488 or stop by our office at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake. We'll be glad to help!

Photo of chicken on lawn
July 25, 2015

SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza.  This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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