4-H Activities and Information

Jones County 4-H Activities and Events

 Livestock and Animal information can be found on the Animal & Livestock Bulletin Board

Jones County 4-H Year at A Glance updated 4-4-16! Overview of events and deadlines.

Junior Camp - Grades 4-6 - Stay tuned for 2017 dates!

Awards Banquet -November 13, 2016

Historian, Secretary, Treasurer Books and 4-H Record Books with Award Applications for those members applying for awards are DUE at the Jones County Extension office on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.

November 13, 2016 at the Youth Development Center on the Fairgrounds in Monticello, Iowa. Watch for more information!

Communication and Clothing Event - Check back for 2017 date!

Communication event will be in the morning and Clothing Event in the afternoon at the Youth Development Center!

The public is welcome to watch Jones County 4-H'ers demonstrate their communcation skills and share their knowledge through educational presentations and Extemporanous Speaking.  Communication Event registration form here! Due to the Extension office by April 29, 2016 except for Working exhibits - then it is due July 1, 2017!

A special entertainment feature of the day is Share-The-Fun. 4-H members and groups can share their talents.... singing, dancing, instrumentals, combos, skits, reading, drama, comidies, fun, fun, fun!  Share-The-Fun is open to all 4-H members - Share- The-Fun Entry Form along with the Communication Event Registration form is due to the Extension office by April 29, 2016!

Working Exhibits (Make and Take crafts, presentations that get the audience involved) will be judged on July 19, 2016. Working Exhibit Report Form  along with the Communication Event Registration Form is due to the Extension Office by July 1, 2016.

4-H youth also have the opportunity to showcase their clothing project through the Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue and $15 Challenge!

Clothing Event - Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection and $15 Challenge explanation here!

Clothing Event  forms available here: Junior/Intermediate Clothing Report Form; Senior $15 Challenge Report Form; Senior Fashion Revue Report Form; Senior Clothing Selection Report Form!


FSQA Training in Jones County

FSQA Certification in Jones County information here.  November 22, 2016 6:30 PM at the Youth Development Center, Fairgrounds, Monticello, IA. Testing at approximately 8:00 PM. Youth 7th grade and up are eligible to test if they have attended a training session in the past. Pre-registration recommended!

High School Service Trip

Interested in a Service Trip - feed the homeless, sort & hand out clothes, clean up neighborhoods.  Contact Monica at 319-465-3224 or mongray@isatate.edu for more information.

Horticulture - 2016 County Fair Garden, Herb, Flower Rules

2016 revised Horticulture information and rules for the Great Jones County fair - Horticulture Rules

Intermediate Trip


Junior 4-H Camp

Check back for 2017 dates - Pictured Rocks, Monticello, IA registration form available here. Camp Counselor application here.

New Volunteer Training including 4-H  & Clover Kid leaders &  volunteers

County based volunteer orientation and training is crucial to volunteers being successful in their “home” counties. Each county has unique aspects of the 4-H program that volunteers need to learn. County Extension staff, Youth Committee members, experienced volunteers, and the regional youth program specialist form the county team who are the essential frontline trainers and mentors for new volunteers. This county based team builds the relationships and support systems which make volunteers successful.

Regional new volunteer training is designed for new 4-H volunteers committing to a long term experience working with 4-H youth as club, project, Clover Kid leaders and assistants. Volunteers committing to these roles are required to attend a regional new volunteer training within the first 12 months of being screened and approved as a 4-H volunteer.
The 6 hour training is designed to give new volunteers a better working knowledge of positive youth development, the Iowa 4-H Equation, and tools that will help them be more confident and capable in their roles working with youth. The training includes breakout sessions for Clover Kid volunteers and club/project volunteers. Volunteers who attend receive a notebook of positive youth development resources and information. AmeriCorps members are welcome to attend!

Training dates and locations for New Volunteer Training for 2015-2016 Club Year are posted below as each Region identifies dates and locations. Link to registration form HERE. Starting times for all training vary. Please contact Monica Gray at 319-465-3224 with any questions.

Check back for more training dates!

Science Day - National Youth Science Day

Check back in 2017 to see what activities Jones County 4-H will have on National Youth Science Day in the fall of 2017.

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports Club Policy

Release of Liability Forms



Youth Conference 2016: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference - Dive to New Depths! For all 8th to 12th grade youth!

Watch for a great 3 day adventure at ISU for youth, June 28-30, 2016.  Check out the website for updates http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconference 

The Corndog checkoff - renovate & preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds click here for all the details.


Historian, Secretary, Treasurer Books and 4-H Record Books with Award Applications for those members applying for awards are DUE at the Jones County Extension office on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.

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