Carroll County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

March 31, 2021

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach and Carroll County Solid Waste will be holding a free Composting 101 Workshop on Earth Day with 2 sessions available- noon to 1:00 or 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on April 22nd.  Topics include the following: Diverting food from the land fill, decomposing food the way nature intended, organics giving back to the life cycle of nature- with rich soil amendment.  Indoor and outdoor composting choices will be discussed as well as outdoor placement, water supply and sun.  Each participant will receive a magnetic recipe card and have a chance to win an outdoor compost spinner (donated by Carroll County Solid Waste) or a food scale (donated by bomgaars).  A small meal will be provided at each session.  To register, please call Julee Grell at 712-792-2364.  Spots are limited so sign up early!  

March 9, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 12-17. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of extension efforts throughout the state. “The challenges of the past year changed how ISU Extension and Outreach serves Iowans, but not why: We want a strong Iowa.We are here for you now and always,”said Julee Grell, County Director. “This celebration is one way we say thank you to the many volunteers, community leaders, organizations, agencies and other partners who support our work in Carroll County,” Grell said.

Check out our Facebook page during Extension Week - April 12-17, 2021 for 5 days of trivia and a chance to win a Spring Gift Bag 

“ISU Extension and Outreach engages Iowans in solving today’s problems and planning for tomorrow. We will continue finding new ways to deliver research-based education and information to Iowans,” Grell said.  ISU Extension and Outreach is part of the federal Cooperative Extension Service — a network of more than 100 land-grant institutions, including Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture serving communities and counties across the United States. Every county in Iowa has an elected extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level.

For more information about ISU Extension and Outreach, visit www.extension.iastate.edu or contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Carroll County office.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.

April 9, 2020
Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge. Iowa Concern provides access to stress counselors and an attorney for legal education, as well as information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

To reach Iowa Concern, call 800-447-1985; language interpretation services are available. Or, visit the website, https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/, to live chat with a stress counselor one-on-one in a secure environment. Or email an expert regarding legal, finance, stress, or crisis and disaster issues.
June 1, 2018

Jacy McAlexander was a State 4-H Council Member with a big heart who was passionate about helping others through the Ronald McDonald House.

October 6, 2015

4-H members must attend 4 meetings during the 4-H year to be able to exhibit at the 2020 Carroll County Fair.

Carroll County 4-H

4-H Newsletters 

2021 Fruit and Butter Braid Sales

Carroll County Fair-July 12-18, 2021

Carroll County Fair-Static, Clothing and Communication Resources

Carroll County Fair-Livestock Resources

Iowa State Fair

4-H Awards

4-H Record Keeping (Typeable)

4-H Record Keeping (Printable)

Scholarship/Grant Applications

Recognition Opportunities

Livestock Resources

Carroll County Mandatory Trainings

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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