O'Brien County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

November 19, 2015

The county youth coordinator serves as a representative of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Council providing leadership, delivery, and management for many aspects of the 4-H program serving youth of Sioux County. The ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Council exists to provide effective program leadership and financial oversight for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County District.To be considered for first review, submit cover letter and resume by Friday, Dec. 23, 2015. Subsequent applications received after that date will be reviewed upon submission. Position is open until filled. Click for more details and how to apply.

October 30, 2015

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

Clover Kids
September 21, 2015

Register your 2nd and 3rd graders now for Clover Kids held at three O'Brien County elementary schools. What is Clover Kids?

Pint Size Kids
September 21, 2015

Register your 1st grader now for Pint Size Kids held at three O'Brien County elementary school. What is the Pint Size Kids Program?

March 30, 2015

2015 Fairbook is available online. Paper copies of the 2015 Fairbook will be available from your leader or our office the first part of April.

Click here for all 4-H and Youth Event Registration links!

Includes registration links for Clover Kids!



Clover Kids 2015-16 Schedule 
After school - 5:30 p.m. | Location and Dates:

H-M-S Elementary School, Hartley:  Wednesdays after school 3 p.m.

October 7, November 4, December 9, January 27, February 10, March 2 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.April 13

South O’Brien Elementary School, Primghar:  Wednesdays after school 3 p.m.

October 21, Thursday - November 12 - 3:30 - 5 p.m.December 16, January 20, February 3, March 16, April 6

St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Sheldon: Wednesdays after school 3 p.m.

October 14, November 11, December 2, January 13, February 17, March 23, April 20

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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