Butler County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

May 18, 2018

Register by May 21st 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.

March 12, 2018

4-H Challenge Classes for the Butler County Fair (not eligible for Iowa State Fair).

Links for 4-H (work in progress):




Butler County Raised Market Beef Form:
County Raised Form

Butler County Council Applications:

Butler County 4H Council Application (WORD) or (PDF)

Butler County 4-H Leadership Groups:

 Recordkeeping and Awards:

Recordkeeping Guidelines and Forms - Click here for all Recordkeeping Information and Forms

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:
2018 Butler County Fair Book
Butler County Fair Website
2018 Fair Entry Help Sheet - FFA Entries
2018 Fair Entry Help Sheet - 4-H Entries
2018 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

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

2018 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

Jensen 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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