Mahaska County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

steamfest
March 19, 2015

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, March 28 with us at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-2pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, stage 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.  Any 4th-12th grade who registers for 4-H at the event will receive 1/2 off the enrollment fee!  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

January 2, 2015
Scroll down to the tan-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.

 

 

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March 24, 2015

The 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Judging will take place on June 11 and June 12.  Click the link above to access full details.  

4hOnline
March 23, 2015

4-H & FFA Animal Identification Forms are due by Friday, May 15.  This is a statewide deadline, so please register your animals ASAP.  Click the link above for more information.

animals
March 23, 2015

All 4-H & FFA members who plan to exhibit particular species of livestock at the Southern Iowa Fair, Iowa State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show must complete the FSQA certification.  FSQA is Food Safety & Quality Assurance.  Testing for 7th-12th graders will be held on Thursday, May 28 between 3-5 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 6:30-8 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

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.

  • 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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