Calhoun County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Strive for Gold 4-H Logo
June 30, 2020

Calhoun County Expo is July 6 through July 11

Mother and Daughter
June 5, 2020

"Child saves the day by calling 911" can be a true story when children have adequate education from parents, teachers and community partner in caring for themselves when they are home alone.

Boys working on camp project
April 29, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Calhoun County office will be offering a few different opportunities for youth who just completed K-8th grade to attend various camps this summer.  

4-H Clover
April 16, 2020

In lieu of the COVID-19 situation and its effect on the collection of retinal images, the Iowa 4-H Program in cooperation and approval from the Iowa State Fair Board has decided to forego the retinal imaging requirement for sheep and meat goats for this upcoming Iowa State Fair 4-H show. 4-H swine will still be required to submit DNA samples as those can be collected by families at this time. Youth planning to show their livestock under FFA need to contact their advisor to see what is required for each species.  

On Their Own Cover Page
April 15, 2020

"On Their Own and OK" is tailored for parents and children in fourth through sixth grade and registration is online.  Families have until April 23 to register, says Ann Torbert, 4-H program specialist. Then, every Thursday from April 23 through May 28 they’ll receive, via email, directions for hands-on family learning using materials typically found at home.


Resource for 4-H Leaders:  Policies & Practices that are "Good to Know"



Livestock Identification Helpsheet for 4HOnline

YQCA Instructions 2020

Market Swine 4HOnline Verification Instructions

UPDATED!!!  JANUARY 2020!!  Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs - Quick Reference Guide 


4-H Clubs in Calhoun County:

Calhoun County Hot Shots - Leaders:  Jeremy & Amy Westcott;
      Disciplinary Coaches: Jill Mims, Jeff Cates, Todd Stumpf
Garfield Gleamers - Leaders:  Teresa Heue, Shannan Potts
Jackson Pioneers - Leaders:  BreAnne Melody, Amy Schumacher
Logan Larks -  Leaders:  Pearl & Kent Wuebker 
Manson Craters - Leaders:  Lisa & Don Westering, Teresa Anderson
North Butler Blazers - Leaders:  Jaimie Buchan, Dan Erickson
The Union - Leaders:  Darci Lightner, Annette Wedemeyer, Jill Higgins

Clover Kids Club Leaders:

Lake City Area Clover Kids - Leaders: Ricole & Jon Potts, BreAnne Melody
Lytton/Pomeroy Area Clover Kids - Leaders: Bob & Jessica Stauter, Rachel Nieland
Manson Area Clover Kids - Leaders: Candy Bilstad, Sandra Hildreth, Teresa Irwin
Rockwell City Area Clover Kids - Leaders: Mindy Kraft, Sarah Reed, Amanda Johnson


Project Award Information

4-H Record Book Forms


Enrollment & Re-Enrollment Instructions - 2019

August 2019

August/September 2019 - Clover Kids

September 2019

October 2019

October 2019 - Clover Kids

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

January 2020 - Clover Kids

February 2020

February 2020 - Clover Kids

March 2020

April 2020

Link for re-enrollment help sheets:






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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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
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