O'Brien County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

October 11, 2016

We regret to inform you that we had to closed the registration early due to reaching our maximum capicity for the day.  Please watch for information on the Dordt STEM Fest coming in February of 2017!

Registration is CLOSED for Fall STEM Fest 2016’ hosted by Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach 4-H and Youth Programs. Fall STEM Fest 2016 is free to attend, and will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NCC in Sheldon. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in Building A on the NCC campus, with sessions starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch and snacks are provided throughout the day, and a public showcase will be held at 2:30 p.m.

October 10, 2016

Voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach O’Brien County Council from a slate of six candidates at the Nov. 8 general election. ISU Extension and Outreach educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the United States Department of Agriculture.

September 6, 2016

1st, 2nd and 3rd Graders, Join Clover Kids Today!

October 30, 2015

Wondering when your club or another club meets? Find available calendars here.

March 30, 2015

The 2016 Fairbook is available online. Paper copies of the Fairbook will be available from your leader or our office the first part of April.

Click here for O'Brien County Clover Kids Registration!




Clover Kids 2016-17 Schedule - Information HERE
Location, Dates and Times:

H-M-S Elementary School, Hartley:  Wednesdays 1:30 -  3:00 p.m.

October 5, November 9, December 7, January 25, February 8, March 22, April 26 

South O’Brien Elementary School, Primghar:  Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

October 19, November 2, December 14 time 3:30-5:00 pm, January 18, February 1, March 1, April 5

St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Sheldon: Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

October 18 time 3:30 - 5:00 pm, November 30, December 21, January 11, February 15, March 8, April 12 

Zion St. John's Elementary School, Paullina: Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

October 4, November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4

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. 

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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