Projects

There are several areas of project learning for members to explore.  They are:
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animals
Creative Arts
Family & Consumer Sciences
Personal Development
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mechanics (STEM)
For a complete listing of all projects on one page, you may print out our Project Publication. This listing will give you, at one glance, a listing of areas within each project area listed above.
There are also Project Hot Sheets to help with ideas within the project.  
Once you have selected project areas, you may decide you would like to exhibit something you have done or learned from the project area at the Jefferson County Fair.  If you should choose to exhibit, be sure to check out the Exhibit Tip Sheets when you are preparing your exhibits.

County 4-H News

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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.

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