Fayette County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

August 26, 2015

Take a look at our monthly calendar to see what's happening in 4-H!

August 14, 2015

The Fayette County Fair was held August 5-9 at the fairgrounds in West Union.  Check out the ribbon results!

June 4, 2015

Money Mania day camp was held at Community Bank of Oelwein. Participants learned the difference between a need and a want as they studied store advertisements and created their own needs and wants poster, how to properly write checks and fill in deposit slips and developed a spending plan. Money earned throughout the day was then used to purchase their morning snack, lunch and 4-H items from the store. Emily Schwickerath, ag lender at Community Bank of Oelwein led the group on a tour of the bank and showed them how to use the ATM machine located in the drive up area.  Photos

May 7, 2015

Sacred Heart 4th-6th grade and West Central 4th grade students enjoyed the day at Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar campus attending the Iowa Dairy Story. In the morning, youth learned about nutrition, the cows digestive system, history and artifacts, and visited the hall of breeds. They also enjoyed a sample of Country View Yogurt. After lunch they enjoyed touring the dairy facilities - observing cows being milked in the parlor and by a robot, play Milk Cart Quiz trivia and make Ice Cream. Presenters for the day included: Sally Hamlett, Fayette County Alternate Dairy Princess; Peggy Sparrgrove and Neil Lansing, Fayette County dairy farmers, Michele Kelly, County Youth Coordinator and Laura Liechty, Regional Youth and Nutritional Coordinator.

March 12, 2015

Expanding knowledge of state government and policy makers in Des Moines were the focus of the March 4 visit to the Iowa State Capitol by thirty-six 4-H’ers and eight adults. 

Fayette County 4-H members participating included: Andrew Sharff, Cole Spain, Jocelyn Kuker, Rachel Darnall.  Others attending included Michele Kelly, County Youth Coordinator and Gina Kuker.  More Info

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.

  • 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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