Events & Activities

Upcoming Events and Information

INTERMEDIATE TRIP - Click here for information.
You could visit….Mt. Rushmore   Crazy Horse    Custer State Park     Wall Drug
What: Region 13 & 14 Intermediate Trip
When: June 22-24
3 days, 2 nights
       Register by April 24!! Who: 7th and 8th Grade 4-H’ers Where: Black Hills of South Dakota Cost: $300

If you are interested in this trip, please register as soon as possible! You can find the registration form (as well as a trip schedule) at   tt p ://ww /poweshiek/4h  in the “Events & Activities” section. Please mail this form and payment to our office (PO Box 70, Montezuma, IA).

What: Three themed camps
When: June 22-24
3 days, 2 nights
Register by April 24!!
Who: 5th-8th graders
Where: Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid
Cost: $350 for 4-H’ers or $380 for non 4-H’ers
Includes meals and lodging
       Financial Assistance is available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Visit  h tt p s:// ww wa4h /fund ing_opportunities/summer_4h _camp _assistance/

Campers will have the opportunity to live in a camp community for five days and four nights, enjoy camp favorites like swimming, canoeing, hiking, climbing, and camp fires. All trips will also include visits to facilities on the Iowa State University camps in Ames.

What are the three camps?

       “And My World…”: Campers will choose a specialized educational track to learn about other cultures, develop nutrition knowledge and culinary skills, or strengthen leadership skills
June 21-June 25
       State 4-H Science Explorers I: Campers will choose a specialized educational track exploring science and technology, nature, or plant science and agriculture
July 5-9
       State 4-H Science Explorers II: Campers will choose a specialized educational track exploring science and technology, animal and veterinary science, or plant science and agriculture.
July 12-16

Event Day is going to be held on June 13th at the Grinnell Methodist Church. Challenges will include:
Clothing: Fashion Review, Clothing Selection, $15 Challenge
Food: Place Settings, Food Challenge
Communications: Educational Presentations, Extemporaneous Speaking, Working Exhibits, Share the Fun

This is a great opportunity for all 4-H’ers! Consider doing an educational presentation with a friend to make it more fun. Have a get together with a group of friends to make all your favorite recipes and practice for the food challenge. You could even go shopping with your sister and mom to pick out a great new first day of school outfit and exhibit it under
Click here to download the Event Day Registration Form.
Click here to download the Clover Kid Event Day Registration Form.

Kirk Stierwalt Fitting Clinic
What: Kirk Stierwalt Follow Up Fitting Clinic
When: June 3—All day event
Where: Poweshiek County Fairgrounds
Cost of this workshop will be minimal as it is one day of observation. It will be determined following the verification of sponsors.

Lunch will be provided by the Poweshiek County

Kirk Stierwalt is the most sought after cattle clinician and now, you have the opportunity to meet him! At his clinic you will be able to learn proven techniques and tips on clipping, hoof trimming, show day dressing, showmanship, feeding and general care. With 23 years of hands on experiences, he is able to cover a wide range of topics. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Poweshiek County Extension Office.

Farm Safety Display
The Extension Office would like to create a Farm Safety Display and Presentation with YOUR help! We are looking for a dedicated group of
7th-12th grade youth who enjoy
woodworking, visual arts, farming or communications. This group will have the opportunity to create a farm scene on a plywood base and then come up with a presentation to accompany this display that can be presented throughout area schools. Upon completion, this project could be turned into a fair exhibit! If this is something you may be interested in, contact the Extension Office at 641.623.5188 or email Lauren Haglund at

State 4-H Youth Conference
When: June 30-July 2
Where: ISU Campus—Ames Who: All 8th-12th graders (including non 4-H’ers)
Cost: $175 if done before June 1
Registration is now live! Find the link to register here:  http:// /4h/youthconference
Please contact the Extension Office at 641.623.5188 if you would like more information.
This is a great learning opportunity for all youth.
Sign up today!

Poweshiek County 4-H’ers have been busy throughout the month of March. Check out some of the highlights:
*     Four 4-H’ers were selected for State 4-H Project Award Interviews!
*     45 Poweshiek County 4-H’ers became FSQA certified!
*     The County Council raised twice as much as their goal at their Pizza Ranch Tip Night!
Poultry Pullorum Testing
All poultry exhibiting at the County Fair must be pullorum tested. If you do not attend this day, you
When: July 9 from 1-4 pm
Where: Grinnell Vet Clinic

Market Meat Goat Change
This year’s market meat goat class can consist of either wethers or does.  In the past, only wethers have been able to participate.


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