Grundy County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

September 30, 2013

Check here for the latest Grundy County 4-H Newsletter.

September 20, 2013

Your Adventure Starts Here. What are you into?

September 17, 2013
August 29, 2012

A national animal identification system is necessary to help protect American animal agriculture from disease threats.  The ability to find potentially sick or exposed animals early in a disease outbreak is essential to controlling the outbreak quickly.


Grundy County News... 

Back to School!

We are wishing all of you a great start to the 2013-2014 school year!  The start of the school year can be very exciting.  Especially if you haven't seen some of your friends over the summer!  4-H'ers have been seen wearing their Grundy County 4-H shirts the first week of school already!  Share your fun Fair memories with all your friends and don't forget to invite them to join 4-H this year! 


Fair Tabloid's are out and premium checks were mailed.  You only have 60 days to cash your premium check from the date on your check.  Don't forget to cash them!  Take a moment to send a few thank you's to someone that made your Fair a great experience. 

Congrats to all of our State Fair Exhibitors!  State Fair projects are ready for pick up!  Please stop by and pick them up soon!  We are running out of spare room to store them. 

Record Books

It's that time of year again!  There's plenty of time to gather your information, pictures, newsclippings and thoughts!  4-H Record Books are DUE OCTOBER 15th.  Record Keeping forms are available online.  More information will be mailed to families soon.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is October 6th -12th, 2014.  Join us in the celebration!  Look for more information on 4-H Enrollments, Club Meetings & Exciting Events.  Start thinking about how you can celebrate 4-H now! 



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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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