Member Info


Re-enrollment happens once every 4-H year for 4-H members that were enrolled the previous year.  Members may re-enroll anytime between September 16th and May 15th.  Those who enroll by December 1st receive any available county assistance toward enrollment fees.  If you have any questions or profile login problems, please contact the Extension Office at (563)547-3001.


 Mighty Howard County Fair will happen from June 222-26, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Cresco.


Our online calendar contains the most up to date information for any county-wide 4-H events.



Wondering what is all out there?  Check out the pick-a-project flyer to find out what project areas are all available within the 4-H program.  Select those that you want to learn and gain experience in!


All record-book awards must be completed and turned in by the designated date (September 1 or the next business day after September 1).  All materials must be turned in together and the award application form must be completed and turned in with record book.  Those senior 4-Hers applying for overall senior achievement awards must complete the required interview for consideration.


Those current 4-H youth interested in participating on the County 4-H Council must apply and complete the required interview.  Those eligible to apply are those youth who are currently in grade 8th-11th and will be in grade 9th-12th during the next school year.  The County 4-H Council is a leadership council that assists in planning and implementation of county events held throughout the 4-H year.  Those who complete the application process will be scheduled for an interview in May and receive a letter with their scheduled interview time.



FSQA training is required for any youth planning on exhibiting any type of animal at the Mighty Howard County fair.  Junior 4-H members in grades 4th- 6th are required to attend a face-to-face training.  Those members in grades 7th- 12th are eligible to complete a test-out option.  Those who pass the test option are not required to re-test or attend training every year.
  • Howard County FSQA Training  date will be announced Spring of 2016
  • Test-Out Appointments are available for Intermediates (Grade 7-9) and Seniors (Grades 10-12) any date after February 1st.




County 4-H News

November 12, 2015

The annual 4-H Award program was held on Sunday, November 9 at the Cresco Theater.

October 19, 2015

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, saysCindy Thompson,a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Late Glen Klimesh and Alice Klimesh Family
August 10, 2015

The Late Glen Klimesh and Alice Klimesh Family of Howard County will be inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23.

Arrive Alive Tour with Captain Jack Sparrow
August 5, 2015

The Annual Kids Night Out was held in Cresco at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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