Butler County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

February 8, 2018

Design the 2018 4-H/FFA Fair Book Cover. Entries are due by Thursday, March 1, 2018. Send entries to the Butler County Extension Office or email to taylerv@iastate.edu.

Details enclosed in link here.

January 23, 2018

Come join us as we travel by van with other 4-Hers to Des Moines, tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa State Government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 28th, 6th - 9th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines. 

January 15, 2018

Check out our latest edition of Clover Comments!  
You can find everything going on with 4-H, from your club leaders to information on our website regarding monthly 4-H happenings around Butler County in our bi-monthly newsletter.

December 8, 2017

Join us, Saturday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the beautiful Ellsworth Community College Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center, Iowa Falls.  “Making the Grade” is the theme this year!  Youth will learn what’s involved with producing top quality beef from start to finish.  Topics covered this year include: Understanding Quality and Yield Grades, Meat Food Safety, and Youth Quality Care Assurance (YQCA certification, register at: https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login). Youth will also get to test their knowledge in a beef quiz bowl. 

You don’t have to be a beef project member to come join the fun while learning more about raising and producing beef.  Cost is $10.00, includes lunch.  Contact your County Extension Office for a conference registration form, or call Franklin County Extension & Outreach office at 641-456-4811, or e-mail jackied@iastate.edu, or https://www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin/4h  

2018 Youth Beef Conference Registration Form

September 13, 2017

Join 4-H Cooking Club! First Meeting October 16th. Come check it out! This is a new club for 4th through 8th grade. 

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents - Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.



Butler County Raised Market Beef Form:

County Raised Form

Butler County Council Applications:

Butler County 4H Council Application

Butler County 4-H Leadership Groups:

 Recordkeeping and Awards:

Recordkeeping Guidelines and Forms - Click here for all Recordkeeping Information and Forms
But I Don't Want to Do a Record Book
List of Awards & Definitions of Terms
4-H Project Award Application
4-H Project Award Application (Word format)
Junior 4-H Spirit Award Nomination Form

Intermediate 4-H Spirit Award Nominaton Form

Senior 4-H Spirit Award Nomination Form

Secretary Book

Treasurer Record Book
Adult Awards Nomination Form 2016

Member Information & Enrollment Forms:
**NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to 4-H New Member Booklet
Member Enrollment and Medical Information/Release Form

Code of Ethics

My Goal Calendar
Animal ID-4HOnline Help Sheet

Re-Enrolling Members/Families Help Sheet

New Family Enrollment Help Sheet

Farm Bureau Funds for 4H Members

 Club Officer Material:
• So You're the Club President....

• So You're the Club Vice President...

• So You're the Club Secretary...

• So You're the Club Treasurer...

• So You're Historian of your Group...

• So You're News Reporter of your Group...

• So You're Recreation Leader of your Group...

•So You're the Club Photographer...

Fair/Fair Entry Information:
2017 Butler County Fair Book

Butler County Fair Website
2017 Fair Entry Help Sheet - FFA Entries
017 Fair Entry Help Sheet - 4-H Entries
017 State Health Requirements
 Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs
Preserved Exhbit Labels
Design Elements Worksheet
Design Elements and Art Principles - Clothing

Design Elements and Art Principles - Home Improvement

Poultry Classes

Bucket Bottle Calf Information

Bucket Bottle Lamb Kid Information

Copyright Information
Copyright Sample Letter
List of poultry testers
Goal Sheet/Project Record

Goal Sheet/Project Record (WORD)
Premises Identification Number Application

2017 Butler County Challenge Classes

What is the Judge Looking For?  4-H Youth Poultry

4-H Photography Exhibit Label

4-H Photography Exhibit Label (WORD)

2017 Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form

2017 Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form (WORD)

2016 Horse Patterns:
Horse Pattern 1
     Horse Pattern 2     Horse Pattern 3     Horse Pattern 4      Horse Pattern 5     Horse Pattern 6
Horse Pattern 7     Horse Pattern 8
Clothing Event, Share-The-Fun and Communication Day Information:
ommunications Day
Clothing Events

Butler County Clothing Form for Little Clovers

Butler County Clothing Form for Jr. & Inter.

Butler County Clothing Form for Seniors

Pork Promoter Scholarship

Cattlemen Scholarship

Butler County 4-H 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.

  • 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. 

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

  • 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!

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

  • Conference logo

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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