Club Resources



  • Palmers family fun night 
  • National 4-H Week 






  • Omelet Breakfast 


  • All Swine weighed in and tagged 



  • Horse & Pony project begins 
  • Registration deadline for summer day camps 
  • My Waterloo Parade 
  • Sturgis Falls Parade
  • Summer Day Camps Start 
  • State Conference 



  • Iowa State Fair 


Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship applications open in November and Close March 1st! There are scholarships available for 11th and 12th graders. Also, some scholarships are available for current college students. Lots of scholarships are available but some are not awarded because people do not apply! If you need help applying for one please let us know.

Website to Scholarship Page

Tricks and Tips for Success

All Scholarships and Criteria

Independent Members

Must have a mentor (must attend required leaders meeting) and meet at least 6 times in the 4-H year. (May be a parent)  You also must do a citizenship project and a presentation.

Statewide Resources

4-H Club Resources

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.

4-H Projects

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

4-H Livestock

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 Youth Conference

Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

Recognition Opportunities

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!


Positive Youth Development

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.

Iowa 4-H Foundation

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

Volunteer Resources

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.

4-H @ the Iowa State Fair

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.

4-H Afterschool

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

Iowa AmeriCorps State of Promise

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

Help Collect Milkweed pods for the Monarchs

Great Idea for 4-H Clubs or just 4-Her's
Help Collect Milkweed pods for the Monarchs!

Milkweed seeds on brown branches

Here's how you can help:

  1. While many of the milkweed pods are dry and seeds are flying away, there are still some green pods left on the milkweed plants.
  2. Pull the pod off the stem and put it into a brown paper lunch bag or a paper grocery bag. You can also open the pod, remove the seeds, and put them directly in the bag. Close the bag by folding the top over. It is important to NOT use plastic bags because they will cause the pod to mold.
  3. With a black marker, write your name and Black Hawk County on the bag. Bring them into the Extension Office.
  4. We will be working with Heartland AEA to help get seeds delivered.

Learn more about collecting pods

Learn more about Monarch Watch