Upcoming Events and Up-to-date Information
Little Hands On The Farm Volunteers Needed
Your club is invited to participate in a shift at Little Hands on the Farm. Your club would commit to providing 30 volunteers for one shift (morning, afternoon or evening). In return your club name would be on the entrance and exit gates of Little Hands on the Farm along with listing your club on the Iowa State Fair website as a volunteer group. Each participant would receive a pass to the fair, a parking pass and a free t-shirt.
The Iowa State Fair Little Hands on the Farm provides children ages 2 to 10 the chance to get involved with agriculture as farmers on this mock farm. They plant and harvest products, earn money at the market for their work, and then buy food at the grocery store. The children are asked to do chores on the farm, ranging from gathering an egg from the chicken coop, to planting a carrot or onion seed, then digging up an artificial vegetable, or picking an apple off a tree. They also get the chance to feed and milk a cow and drive a pedal tractor. The program helps kids connect to agriculture by teaching them in an entertaining and interactive way.
Shifts are filling up quickly so if you would like further information on what days and shifts are still available, please contact Emily Brewer; email@example.com; Iowa State Fair; Agriculture Education Coordinator 515/262-3111 ext. 244.
4-H Club Guide
Tips for Conducting Club Meetings: This publication focuses on meeting structure, engaging youth, fun activities to try with your club, the roles of officers, setting boundaries for youth and how to use positive discipline. (PDF)
Club Officer Resources:
Vibrant 4-H Clubs: This brochure covers 4-H club best practices, 4-H resources, and group decision making methods. (PDF)
Pre-meeting Activities: This document contains a list of activities you can try when working with youth to keep them engaged and to promote a sense of belonging and inclusiveness in the club. (PDF)