Fayette County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 5, 2016

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

August 23, 2016

The Youth Classic Dairy Show will be held on Sunday, September 11 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union.  Entry deadline August 29.

July 14, 2016

Fayette County Communications, Food Fair and Clothing event judging was recently held at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with a total of 39 4-H members participating.

July 12, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Fayette County will be sponsoring the daily events at the Fayette County Fair on Thursday, July 28.

In conjunction with that, they will be having a “Day at the Fair” from 3-6 pm where you can participate in a scavenger hunt while meeting the specialists from Region 4. They will be sharing information about beef, dairy, food systems, 4-H and youth, citizenship, nutrition and wellness, family finance, beginning farmers, Master Gardeners, PROSPER and the upcoming #ISU99 scavenger hunt.

New this year, the Commodity Carnival, is an interactive, hands-on game that shows the behind–the-scenes components and challenges of animal production. This year, participants will raise an imaginary hog-balancing the costs of feed, health and nutrition, production and energy resources. When the hog is ready for market, it is weighed and the participant drops a disc down a Plinko-styled board, with pegs representing elements beyond the participant’s control hopefully providing a better understanding of the commodities markets.

Be sure to join us at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, in the shelter behind the old school house, to learn more about your local Extension and Outreach. For more information or to learn more about local programming call 563-425-3331.

July 7, 2016

Fayette County 4-H County Council members Sally Hamlett, Ashley Baumler and Nathan Arthur worked together with adult mentor Misty Mann in hosting a livestock fitting clinic for 4-H members as part of their County Council leadership project.

The fitting clinic was held on July 6 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union for youth and adults who were seeking more information on how to fit and show a rabbit, beef and dairy animal. Clinicians were Nathan Arthur and Ashley Baumler - Dairy, Tiffany Faust - Rabbit, Misty, Mann, Tessa Mann and Lacy Pagel - Beef.

Photo -Alexis Gage gets pointers from rabbit clinician Tiffany Faust

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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