Union County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 17, 2014

A list of all ten 4-H clubs available in Union County along with a brief desription of each club. Union County also offers two separate Clover Kid groups, one in Creston and one in East Union, for those K-3rd graders. A 4-H Youth Council has also been started and currently seeking 9th-12th grade 4-H members to join. 

For more information or questions about 4-H, Clover Kids or Youth Council then contact Haley Jones at the extension office: hjones@iastate.edu or 641-782-8426. 

September 8, 2014

It is hard to believe that it is time to get enrolled in Union County 4-H already.  Adventures await for all Union County Youth.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade have a great Clover Kids program available while those grades 4th - 12th have traditional and specialized clubs available.  Members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts through hands-on activites in a non-competitive environment.  

February 16, 2015

Check out this video shared by the Iowa 4H Foundation. You Gotta Eat Your Fruits, a parody of All About The Bass.

February 13, 2015

Get to know Union County 4-H members

Clarissa Hoffman - 8th grader, Highland Highlights  &  Lauren Hadley - 8th grader, Sand Creek Pioneers
February 5, 2015

Union, Clarke and Adair County are hosting FSQA Trainings at the SWCC Ag Site

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • 10:00am - Noon

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please RSVP to:   ISU Extension and Outreach - Union County, Haley Jones, hjones@iastate.edu    641-782-8426

Union County 4-H Information

Union County 4-H Newsletters

Union County 4-H Youth Development Policy
(New!)
Iowa Youth Code of Ethics


Need help re-enrolling into 4hOnline, click here!

2014 Union County Fair Book

(Look for the 2015 Fair Book May 15th -short version and July 2015 - long version)


Cool Papers - Due at weigh in

Union County Fair Livestock Entry Forms
due July 1st


Bottle Calf Worksheet

Returning Bottle Calf Worksheet
Bottle Goat Worksheet
Bottle Lamb Worksheet

Rabbit Entry Form
Beef Enty Form
Dog Entry Form
Goat Entry Form
Horse Entry Form
Pet Entry Form
Poultry Entry Form
Sheep Entry Form
Swine Entry Forms

Communications Day

Due June 25th to Extension Office

Entry Form

Poster Communications Form

What is Communications Day?

Clothing Day

Description of Clothing Events

Junior/Intermediate Entry Form

Senior Clothing Selection Form

Senior Fashion Revue Form

Senior $15.00 Challenge Form

Mother/Daughter(Son) Challenge Form

Static Exhibit Forms 

Have filled out and bring with you to judging day at County Fair on Saturday

Static Exhibit Form

Photography Labels

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Union County 4-H Financial Assistance
Union County 4-H College Scholarship
Iowa 4-H Financial Assistance
Iowa 4-H College Scholarship

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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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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