4-H projects are a great way to explore your interest in a vast variety of areas!
To begin your 4-H adventure, start looking at the many project areas that 4-H has to offer. You may choose one or more projects from more than 45 different areas. There is a 4-H project for everyone! Projects are fun to do alone and with your friends.
Think about:

  • An interest you’d like to explore
  • A hobby you’d like to learn more about
  • A topic of interest shared by you and your family
  • Something that is fun for you

Remember to select projects that you can get help with from your:

  • parents/guardian
  • grandparents
  • friends
  • other 4-H members

Work with your parents/guardian and leader to select your 4-H projects. Let’s say you want to learn how to take a photograph, feed a dog, build a birdhouse, or plant a garden. When you learn those skills, you also learn life skills such as:

  • how to make decisions and set goals
  • how to get organized
  • how to keep records
  • how to work with others

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Creative Arts
Family and Consumer Sciences
Personal Development
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Exhibit Tip Sheets
Project Hot Sheets
Record Keeping

County 4-H News

October 21, 2016

Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dubuque County Council from a slate of six candidates at the Nov. 8 general election. 

Read the article to find out more about the candidates. 

Know Your Farmer - Know Your Food
August 3, 2016

'Shake the hand that feeds you' this fall with the 4th Annual Driftless Farm Crawl, Farm to Table Dinner, and special back-to-school lecture with Fred Kirschenmann. An inspiring series of events to showcase local farms, local chefs, and farm-to-school programs bringing healthy food to tri-state area families! 

Community Supported Agriculture
March 28, 2016

CSA is a way for farmers and consumers to connect directly throughout the year. In early spring eaters become 'members' or 'shareholders', and in exchange recieve regular boxes full of the season's best local foods.

January 8, 2015

Dubuque County 4-H t-shirts are available at the Dubuque County Extension Office. Prices are $6 per shirt is sizes XS-XL and $8.00 per shirt in sizes 2XL.  Stop and see Beth Oberhoffer and grab a great shirt!  

August 14, 2013

Although making friends comes naturally for many children, some children need a little help, says Susan Taylor, a family life program specialist with Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach.

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