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.
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, 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Junior 4-H Camp
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:
November 19: Osceola- Clarke Fairgrounds Event Center, 9am-noon
November 19: Cedar Rapids- Linn County Extension Office, 9am-noon
November 19: Fort Dodge- Webster County Extension Office, 9am-noon
November 29: Sheldon- Northwest Iowa Community College, 6pm-9pm
December 1: Dubuque- Dubuque County Extension Office, 6pm-9pm
December 1: Waterloo- Black Hawk County Extension Office, 6pm-9pm
December 3: Monticello- Jones County Extension Office, 9am-noon
December 3: Oskaloosa- Mahaska County Extension Office, 10am-1pm (specific for Clover Kids)
December 5: Maquoketa- Jackson County Extension Office, 6pm-9pm
Decmber 10: Bettendorf- Scott County Extension Office, 9:30am-12:30pm
January 7: Calmar- Dairy Center, 9am-noon
January 18: Red Oak- Fairgrounds Auditorium, 6pm-9pm
January 19: Sac City- Sac County Extension Office, 6pm-9pm
January 21: Nevada- Story County Extension Office, 9am-noon
January 21: Mason City- Cerro Gordo County Extension Office, 9:30am-12:30pm
January 26: Iowa Falls- Hardin County Extension Office, 6:00pm-9:00pm
January 26: Greenfield- City Hall meeting room in Greenfield Library, 6:00pm-9:00pm
January 28: West Des Moines- West Des Moines Public Library Community Room, 9:30am-12:30pm
February 6: Sioux City- Woodbury County Extension Office, 6pm-9pm
February 25: Corydon- Wayne County Extension Office, 9am-noon
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.
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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