Jefferson County 4-H & Youth

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January 5, 2017

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month. The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall said this year’s conference, set for Jan. 28, 2017, at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.

December 20, 2016

REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS: Clover Kids, 4-H, SESS leaders and assistant leaders and Youth Committee volunteers.

This training is part of the statewide leader training and will be held on January 19th, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in the new Cambridge building.

Please register by contacting the Jefferson County Extension Office by January 13th. 

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December 15, 2016
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Executive Conference Room
Noon — 1 p.m.
“Iowa’s Water Quality—How it Impacts You” Presenters: Greg Brenneman, Extension Ag Engineer, Tom Miller, Extension Swine Specialist, Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension Field Agronomist, and Rick Robinson, Environmental Policy Advisor Iowa Farm Bureau .
Please join us for lunch and the opportunity to learn more about the Iowa’s Water Quality. The Ag Lunch and Learn will include:
 Overview on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy and current progress update
 Discussion on practices being implemented to improve water quality
 Opportunity for questions and discussion
Please RSVP to the Jefferson County Extension Office at 641-472-4166 by Jan. 18, as space is limited. There is not cost to attend and the program is open to the public.
December 1, 2016
Visit the Recognition Opportunities webpage for all details

 

 
State 4-H Project Awards

 

State 4-H Council

 

State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador

 

National Conference

 

National Congress

 

National 4-H Dairy Conference Information
 

December 1, 2016

4-H members have exclusive access to over 90 scholarship opportunities valued at over $90,000. The various scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $10,000. Click here for a complete list of scholarships.

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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