Tama County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 14, 2016

Come join the fun with the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach day camps. These camps will be offered at the Tama City Park, Gladbrook City Park and Traer City Park. All are welcome but you must register by June 1. Cost is $15.00 per camp and limit of 24 youth at each session. Wear appropriate clothing, bring a sack lunch (snacks and beverages will be provided) and join the fun. This year the themes will be Art Explosion and Animal Dectives. For more information please call the ISU Extension & Outreach office at 641-484-2703.  For registration form click Here. 

April 8, 2016

1st Annual Tama County 4-H Young Guns Smallbore Silhouette Invitational will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at PCSA Range near Montezuma, Iowa. Rain Date June 18, 2016. Registration form click here

March 31, 2016

Are you looking for ideas or inspiration for exhibits ideas to show at the county fair?  Well, look no further!  Join us for a fun filled afternoon on Saturday, April 30th and be inspired.   4-H-Apalooza is an afternoon of mini-project workshops that can help youth in grades 4th -6th find ideas for exhibits or find some inspiration.  The afternoon will start with how to set a good goal.  Participants can choose which workshops that they want to attend.  We have a variety of workshops to choose from including music, herbs, robotics, photography, art, elements and principles of design, sewing, citizenship and much more!   In the evening, we will have dinner and a movie.  4-H-Apalooza is on Saturday, April 30th at Seven Oaks (1086 222nd Drive, Boone, IA 50036).  Check in starts at 12:30 pm and the event will end after the movie around 8:00 pm.  Pre-registration is required.   Many workshops are limited to 20 participants so register early.   The cost for this event is $15/member for dinner, movie and project workshop materials.  For more information, please check out this website http://www.extension.iastate.edu/boone/news/4-h-apalooza

June 6, 2011

Are you ready to 'Make Friends' and 'Have Fun?' Then join 4-H!

June 6, 2011

In general, Iowans find Iowa State University Extension resources helpful. But Sometimes a human voice and an immediate response to a question or concern are needed - then Iowans turn to ISU Extension hotlines

Tama County Fair July 19-24, 2016

Garden Tour information

Fair Queen application

See Upcoming 4-H events for information on Intermediate Trip to Twin Cities, Omaha Zoo and Region 9 Jr Camp.


Tama County Fair Scholarship information


4-H Information
for Tama County

Helpful 4-H resources:

4-H Enrollment Information

Upcoming 4-H Events

County Council Application Form

Clothing & Communications Day

Fair Information

Medical Release Forms

Monthly Newsletters

Recordkeeping & Project Awards

Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Volunteer Information

Animal verification instructions

Senior Spotlight form

Officer information

Feeder Pen


Tama County 4-H Clubs




NEW! Tama County 4-H new member brochure

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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • 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!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • 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.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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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