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About Iowa 4-H

4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use throughout their life. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities.

Environment & Sustainability

Do you want to make the earth a better place to live? It is all about the environment in this project, whether it’s plants, animals, habitats, environmental issues, saving energy, renewable resources, or recycling! You pick the topic and then learn and make a difference. Become active in your community, school, club, and home.

4-H Tractor Project

Explore your interest in tractors. From this self-directed project, you can develop skills and interests related to safety maintenance and repair, driving skills, or restoration.


This program will help you learn about the selection, production, management, health and showing of beef.

Meat Judging

Information on meats judging 4-H competitive educational events.


AgOvation empowers youth to explore and develop research-based solutions to current agriculture issues within Iowa and beyond.


Get your hands dirty in Crop Production! Find out how soils, bugs, beetles and more affect your crops. Whether it’s corn, soybeans, wheat, hay or silage, 4-H crop production is for you!

4-H Animal Science Roundup

The 4-H Animal Science Roundup is an annual gathering of top 4-H livestock project members from around the state.