Harrison County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

May 4, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Harrison County is now taking applications for a full-time County Program Coordinator.

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May 4, 2017

Great New Friends! Great Leadership Opportunities! Great Campfires! Great new experiences on the zip line and on the giant water slide. What could be this great? Join campers from the counties in Regions 12, 17 & 18 and Monona County at CAMP WILD 4-H Junior 5th & 6th Grade Camp at OUR NEW CAMPING SITE, the EASTERN NEBRASKA 4-H CAMPING CENTER near Gretna. Register now for camp, June 11-14, 2017.  Deadline to register is May 15, 2017.

May 10, 2017

Join the fun and celebrate Dairy Month at the Annual Milk Made Magic Contest on June 8, 2017 at the Harrison County Extension & Outreach Office in Logan.  This contest is open to Harrison County 4-H'ers who are in the 3rd grade or older as of May 1st of this school year.  You will prepare your entry at home and then bring it to the Extension Office for judging.  Entries are due June 1, 2017. Click on the link above to locate the cover letter, category & rules and the entry form.

4H is a community of young people across America
April 4, 2017

Harrison County's 4-H program is where the rubber meets the road. We have great fun learning some of life's most important lessons and life skills. Interested in the great activites that we offer or just want to learn more?  Read on...

March 21, 2017

If you are a member of a 4-H club in Harrison County and you want to know what's going on at the county level, you came to the right place. We have posted many of the local events and activities for you to access also.

 4-H Members Go Here

4-H Clover Chatter Newsletter:
May 2017 4-H Newsletter
February 2017 4-H Newsletter
December 2016 4-H Newsletter
2016 County Fair Awards Sponsors List
Fall 2016 4-H Newsletter
June 2016 4-H Newsletter


Previous Issues of  4-H Clover Chatter

Pick Your Adventure (4-H Project Areas Synopsis)

Harrison County Fair,
July 25-29, 2017

July 23, 2017 (4-H Horse Show)

July ?????? (4-H Dog Show)


 Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form (use for county fair)

4-H Photography Exhibit Label (rev Feb 2013) (use for county fair)

4-H Animal Identification Information:

Market Beef is identified in December

All other animals (except rabbits) must be identified by May 15th
Rabbits must be identified by June 15th

All animals need to be identified through 4hOnline (https://iowa.4honline.com)


Project Record Keeping Information

4-H/Youth SW Iowa Resources:


Camp Resources

4-H/Youth Online Resources:

How to Do a 4-H Working Exhibit --Leah Millikan, Loess Hills Lancers 4-H Member

NEW! 4-H Club Recreation Ideas

Great 4-H Get Acquainted Ideas

Harrison County Fair Book  http://www.harrisoncofair.com/fairbook.html

Pick Your Adventure (4-H Project Information (PDF)

Online 4-H Publications

Web resources for 4-H Projects (Iowa)


Web Resources for 4-H Projects (National)


4-H Volunteer Website


Iowa 4-H Web Site


Harrison County Fair


Iowa State Fair


AK-SAR-BEN Livestock Show

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.

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    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.

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

  • 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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