Muscatine County 4-H Information
You can also find information for other upcoming 4-H Events in the Clover Express Newsletter
2017 Muscatine County Fair Dates - Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23
Livestock Project ID Deadline in 4-HOnline is May 15, 2017
State Fair Swine Identification
Identification of State Fair Swine must be completed by 11:59 pm on May 15.
Please remember to reserve and pick up a tagger, special DNA tags and large white envelope from the Extension office. Tag the animals you plan to identify for State Fair. The Tags cost $10 each for the first five hogs you ID, then $8 per hog after the first five. Place the stubs from the tags into the white envelopes and write the tag number on the front as well as the other information that it asks for! Make sure you log in to 4hOnline and identify your hogs for State Fair. Then return the tagger, extra tags and envelope to the Muscatine County Extension Office as well as a check for the number of hogs you identified.
Don't wait until the last minute to ID your State Fair swine as the tagger may not be available! Please contact the Extension Office if you have any questions!
Jr. Adventure Camp, June 9th-10th, Maquoketa, Iowa
Come join other Junior 4-H members ( 4th-6th grade) from Eastern Iowa for two days of Camp and activities.
FSQA - Food Safety & Quality Assurance
If you will be showing beef, bucket calf, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, and/or meat goats at the Muscatine County Fair and/or the Iowa State Fair, you must be Food Safety & Quality Assurance certified to be eligible to show.
There will be a FSQA training at the Musctine Extension Office on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is the only training scheduled for Muscatine County. 4-H members can check to see when their FSQA certification expires by logging onto 4hOnline, click on the Go to Family button, then scroll down to see your member's name. If you have been FSQA certified, your expiration date will be listed below your name. Those who have tested out will be honored through 2018. Neighboring counties Contact the Extension Office for more information.
Spring 4-H Leader's Meetings
Two sessions are being offered for the spring leaders' meetings. Leaders may attend either session. Fair preparation will be the main topic! One session will be held Tuesday evening, April 25, 2017, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and another session will be held Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017, at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.
Iowa 4-H Youth Conference
The Iowa 4-H Youth Conference will be held on June 27-29, 2017, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. If you are in grades 8-12, you will want to save these dates and plan to attend. Information about State 4-H Conference will be posted at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconference Check back often for new updates.
2017 - 4-H Dog Project Information
4-H Dog obedience classes will begin on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the large show ring on the fairgrounds in West Liberty. Classes will be held on Wednesdays until the start of the fair. Before you can bring your dog to obedience classes, you must have proof that the following shots are up to date by providing a copy of the shot records from your veterinary. Please bring these records to the first class you attend. Youcan also upload shot records in 4hOnline if you'd like, but we would still like to have a paper copy on file.
Don't forget to identify your dog as your project in 4hOnline. After logging in to your records, click on the Animals/Livestock link toward the top of the page. Select Dog from the drop down menu, fill in the information, and hit Save. There is an option to upload a photo of your dog. This is nice, but purely optional.
Once your dog is identified, you wiill need to make a fair entry through an online program called FairEntry. FairEntry was created by the same company as 4hOnline so you will login with the same login as 4hOnline. That link is https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/430, but it will only be open for entries from May 20 to June 26. Late entries after that date will be assessed a $25 late fee per entry.
Contact the Extension Office if you have questions.
2017 4-H Horse Project Information
Dates for the 2017 summer horse shows have been set. They are May 21 (Timed Events), June 11, and July 9 (Trophy Show) . All shows start at 9:00 am and are held at the Tom Martin Horse Arena on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty, Iowa.
Any 4-H and FFA member in grades 4-12, from another county is invited to participate in all shows as long as proof of 4-H/FFA membership is documented. Documentation could include a membership card, proof of 4-H/FFA records, letter/statement from Extension Office or club/chapter leader, etc.
General 4-H Information
Muscatine County 4-H Endowment
Enroll in 4-H
- 4HOnline Enrollment Program
- 4-H Enrollment Form and Help Documents
- Code of Ethics
- New 4-H Project Areas
Risk Management Forms
- Medical Release Form - 4-H Youth
- Medical Release Form - Non 4-H Youth
- Medical Release Form - Adult
- Medication Request Form
- Incident/Injury Form
NOTE: 4-H animals are now identified through 4hOnline. Login to your records and click on the Animals link at the top to identify your animals. Animals that are weighed will be entered by 4-H staff and must be verified by the 4-H family. Paper copies of ID's are accepted, but 4hOnline is the preferred method. Contact the Extension Office if you need assistance.
- Checklist for Showing Your Animals at County and State Fairs
- Breeding Beef ID
- Market Beef ID - identified at the December weigh-in
- Bucket Calf ID
- Dairy & Dairy Goat ID
- Dog ID
- Horse & Pony ID
- Horse Lease Agreement
- Sheep ID
- Swine ID
- Meat Goat ID
Recognition - Applications are available in Word format and PDF.
- County Awards Process Information
- Junior Recognition Application Word Format
- Junior Recognition Application PDF
- Intermediate Recognition Application Word Format
- Intermediate Recognition Application PDF
- Senior Recognition Application Word Format
- Senior Recognition Application PDF
- Year End Best Horse Records Award
- Area/State Recognition
Club Secretary Book - download and type on your computer!
- Club Reporter Report Form- can be downloaded, typed, and e-mailed to your local newspaper
- Club Program Planning Sheet
- Club Officers List
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