Montgomery County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

May 12, 2016

Red Oak, IA - ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County will be hosting 3 different day camps available to youth in Montgomery County this summer. Join us for a fun, hands-on learning experience at one of the following day camps: Digging Up Dinosaurs, Planet Wind Energy and Farm Adventures! 

October 25, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County is celebrating CyDay Friday on October 28th by providing Harvest Hospitality to Montgomery County farmers, truckers and residents. Join us in our front parking lot at 400 Bridge Street from 2 pm to 4 pm as we distribute cookies, apples, refreshments and Cyclone gear to area farmers, truckers and residents. 

October 20, 2016

Every Wednesday Red Oak 4-6th graders engage in real world problem-solving activities during an afterschool STEM program at the Montgomery County Family YMCA. The STEM Program fosters curiosity for science, technology, engineering and math.

October 11, 2016

Check here for 2016 County and State Fair results!

October 7, 2016

You’re invited to Chamber Afterhours hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County on Friday, Oct. 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Extension office.

Link to 4-H Online Help sheets:


Check out this great commercial promoting 4-H and STEM:


Record Keeping Forms & Information--Items in blue are links to downloads!


Montgomery County 4-H Recordbook Format--This describes how to put your record book together and what all needs to be in it!

I. Record Book Table of Contents--use this form or design your own comparable form

II. Yearly 4-H Summary--this is a 4 page document.  You can download here in PDF or in WORD

III. Record Book Personal Goal Record--use this form or design your own comparable form

IV.  Project Records are based on your level.  


  • Grades 4-6: Basic 4-H Project Record (4H-0096A)     PDF     MSWord

  • Grades 7-8: Experienced 4-H Project Record (4H-0096B)     PDF     MSWord

  • Grades 9-12: Advanced 4-H Project Record (4H-0096C)     PDF     MSWord


You need to fill one out for EVERY project you enter at the fair.

V.  Required project worksheet for some projects. 

Photography Project Worksheet    
Vegetable Garden Project
Junior Market Animal
Market Animal Worksheet
grades 7-12   
Junior Breeding Project
Breeding Project Worksheet
grades 7-12  
Dairy Project
Your Dog's Permanent Record
Horse and Pony Project Worksheet    
Laying Flock Worksheet 
Chick Growing Worksheet
Poultry worksheet

Rabbit Worksheet               
Crop Production Worksheet

More Livestock Recordkeeping Forms  

VI.  My 4-H Story and Record Keeping Self-Evaluation  PDF     MSWord


Iowa State Fair 



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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • 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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