Jefferson County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

dinky computer for Basic Skills
August 25, 2016

Come and Learn Basic Computer Skills. A workshop with tips and information on the upgrade of computers. A refresher course for inquiring minds. Join us!

August 31st - 10:00 am to 11:30 am   •  Located at IHCC  @ 112 South Court Street in Fairfield

August 25, 2016

The Teen Council will be made up of dedicated members from across the county that strive to make the best better for 4-H'ers and their families in Jefferson County. Be sure to read the Teen Council Guidelines, then fill out the application and return by 4:30PM on Monday, September 12th to the Extension Office or via e-mail at coop_rachelw@iastate.edu. NO late applications will be reviewed. Accepted applicants will be notified by Wednesday, September 14th and our first meeting will be on Sunday, September 18th at 2PM at the Extension Office. NOTE: If you've been on Teen Council in the past, you DO need to reapply. Questions? Contact Rachel at coop_rachelw@iastate.edu.

Teen Council Guidelines

Teen Council Application

field day photo
August 19, 2016

Brought to you by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association  Thursday, September 8, 2016   •  Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. •  Free and open to the public!  Contract Myron Rees at mrees@iastate.edu for more information.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetserc.html

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August 19, 2016

Brown Bag Lunch Workshop, Sustainable Living Center, Room 18 at the MUM, 1000 N. 4th Street, Fairfield. Benefits and challenges of collecting, storing and using rainwater at home, at a business and on the farm. Learning the components of rain collection and storage system. Creating a rain garden to manage rain runoff, and tour the water catchment system at the Sustainable Living Center.

Speakers are Greg Brenneman, Linda Naeve and Dina Chammas. For more information call our Extension Office at 641-472-4166

lap top computer
August 18, 2016

The Jefferson County Extension office will be open on Saturday, Sept. 24th. if your family would like help navigating the online registration system. Please feel free to come in during that time.


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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