Butler County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 5, 2018

Come learn how to make cocoa in a mason jar, snow globe mason jar, sock snowmen and more!  

Thursday December 27th 

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Butler County Extension Office

Cost $15

Registration deadline: December 17th, 2018

For 4th grade through 12th grade

Registration Form

December 5, 2018


Workshop and sessions are being planned for youth 4th grade through 12th grade who register for this event.  Youth will learn what's involved with producing top quality beef from start to finish.  Qualifies as YQCA Certification for one year. Click on link for more information and registration form.


November 26, 2018

The Summer Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting or leading 4-H and youth activities in Butler County. This individual must be reliable, detail-oriented, a problem-solver, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of teams of staff and volunteers. 

September 20, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a static judge for county fairs or already a judge who wants to refresh their knowledge.  Sessions can be joined by computer or by phone.  Join us for any or all of the judge's training opportunities for 2018.  

For more information please contact Tayler Veldhuizen at the Butler County Extension office at 319-267-2707. Please click here for FLYER.

May 18, 2018

Register by May 21, 2018 to be in the Photography contest. Contestants will capture pictures year round and photo will be due January 1, 2019. Open to all current 4H'ers.

Once registered you will receive more details on the contest.  To register email Tayler at taylerv@iastate.edu or call the office at 319-267-2707.  Click link: FLYER.

Links for 4-H:






Statewide 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Conference Logo

    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. 

  • 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!

  • 4-H Equation

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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