Mahaska County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

November 4, 2016

              

Looking for 4-H FORMS & DETAILS?

 
Click the links above or scroll down to the gray-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page under "The Info You Need" image to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.

 

 

UPCOMING LIVESTOCK WEIGH-IN DATES:
Weigh-ins will be held at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds
Swine Weigh-in – Saturday, March 25 8:00-10:00 AM *Please note different weekend than usual*
Sheep Weigh-in – Saturday, May 6 8:00-10:00 AM
Meat Goat Weigh-in – Saturday, May 6 10:00-11:00 AM

amazing
September 22, 2016

Click the link above to access answers to the frequently asked 4-H questions!

gala
January 12, 2017

The 6th Annual Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Gala will be held on Friday, March 10.  This event is the major fundraising event for the 2017 Southern Iowa Fair 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fund.  A meal will be offered for free will donations.  To-Go Meals will be available!
Full details and a list of Silent Auction items can be found by clicking the link above.
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

wewantyou
January 11, 2017

We are accepting applications for the Summer Youth Assistant position with ISU Extension and Outreach in Mahaska County.  Deadline for application is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Click the link above for full details and an application form. 

steamfest
January 9, 2017

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, April 8 with us at the Musco Technology Center on William Penn's campus in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-3pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, fun entertainment, and activity rooms at this event, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math.  We will have a grand prize giveaway at the end of the day, so you won't want to miss out.  Lots of fun activities are being planned.  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

              

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.

  • Conference logo

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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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