Tama County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

January 28, 2015

Everyone Welcome! You don't have to be in 4-H to attend. February 28, 2015 at Gladbrook Memorial Building (Legion) Meal is from 5:30-8:00pm and games are from 6:00-8:30pm. Contact Jenny Hulme at 641-484-2703 or the Tama County Extension & Outreach office for more information

January 27, 2015

Food Safety Quality Assurance for Tama County 4-Her's Dates. To be held at Hawkeye Lab Farms in the Fennemann Building.

January 27, 2015

The Iowa State University Agronomy Club is excited to announce a new and educational opportunity for middle school 4-Hers grades 4-8 who are interested in agriculture and agronomy. Together with the staff and professors of the Iowa State University Agronomy Department, the club will be hosting a fun-filled interactive day full of demonstrations by world renowned ISU Agronomy faculty and teaching assistants, a career fair with companies in agricultural industries, a lunch and a raffle. The day will focus on many important areas such as weeds, seeds, crops, weather and soil. This event will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Ames at Agronomy Hall. We are asking for $5 per attendee to help cover the cost of lunch and one t-shirt per person. Please contact the Tama County Extension and Outreach office for more details and registration forms.

January 27, 2015

20 lucky participants selected to attend the 5 species tracks (Beef, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Sheep, Swine). Applications are due online by March 1. Selected youth will be notified around April 1. Those not selected can still attend the regular State 4-H Youth Conference delegation. APPLY NOW!

January 20, 2015

Jennifer Hulme started her duties as the ISU/Tama County Extension and Outreach Youth Coordinator on Monday January 19. The last two years she has served as abstractor and accountant for the Tama County Abstract Company. Prior to that, she spent twelve years at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly developing and organizing junior and high school activities, as well as training their volunteers. A Tama County native, Jennifer was a very active long-time 4-H member and spent a few summers as an intern in the county office assisting with the 4-H and youth program. This past year she took charge of the 4-H Youth Council and helped prepare and implement their activities at the Tama County Fair. She has also assisted with the leadership responsibilities of the Clutier Cowboys and Cowgirls 4-H Club of which her two children are members.

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.

  • 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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