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

September 23, 2015


Marilyn Collins Lawler of Dubuque County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Inductees, recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H program, were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.

Youth Leaders Steak Dinner!
September 14, 2015

Attend the 4-H Steak Dinner at Eichman's Bar and Grill on Sept. 20 and help support "Happy Feet!"

August 26, 2015

Do you have an animal you want to keep healthy or are you interested in a career keeping animals healthy? The Veterinary Science Series helps you explore and learn more about animal health in your home, community, country, and world.

August 25, 2015

Join Dubuque County 4-H staff for a day full of outdoor fun and adventure! 

August 11, 2015

Join area homschoolers and the Dubuque County Extension and Outreach staff for some excititng S.T.E.A.M. activities and First Lego League competitions. 

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