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.

Basketball Fun Games

2018 date TBD| Monticello Middle School | Junior games  and Senior games

You must be enrolled in 4hOnline to be eligible to participate in volleyball games.

Communication and Clothing Event - May 13, 2017

Registration deadline May 1, 2017!

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 May 1, 2017 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 May 1, 2017!

Working Exhibits (Make and Take crafts, presentations that get the audience involved) will be judged on July 18, 2017. Working Exhibit Report Form  along with the Communication Event Registration Form is due to the Extension Office by July 1, 2017.

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- See Livestock & Animal Bulletin Board


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 & Winter Plunge Camp

WInter Plunge Camp January 2018 TBA, Grades 4-6 - Registration and information here!

Check back for 2018 Junior 4-H Camp dates - Pictured Rocks, Monticello, IA registration form available here. Camp Counselor application here.

LEAP 2.17

Learning, Exploring and Playing 2.17 - Fun overnight 4-H Youth Leadership and 4-H Club officer training!

Overnight Leadership Lock in and Club Officer Training at the Youth Development Center!

  • October 2017

Open to all 4-H youth 5th grade and above, especially 4-H club officers.

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 blended learning 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 will be delivered in two components. The first includes four online training modules that help create a baseline for 4-H volunteers. It is followed by a regional, three hour face-to-face training that will allow volunteers to apply some of their learning. AmeriCorps members are welcome to attend!

Register for the New Volunteer training here!
Training dates and locations for New Volunteer Training for the 2016-2017 include:


Science Day - National Youth Science Day

Check back in 2018 to see what activities Jones County 4-H will have on National Youth Science Day in the fall of 2018.

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports Club Policy

Release of Liability Forms


Volleyball Fun Day

2018 date TBD| Monticello Middle School | Junior games start at 9:00 AM

You must be enrolled in 4hOnline to be eligible to participate in volleyball games.


Youth Conference 2017: Iowa 4-H Youth Conference! For all 8th to 12th grade youth!

Watch for a great 3 day adventure at ISU for youth, June 27 - 29, 2017.  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, 2017.

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