4-H & Youth

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is the premier youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Providing research-based education to K-12 youth, Iowa 4-H focuses on Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Communication and the Arts. Iowa 4-H builds upon more than a century of experience in positive youth development partnering with youth to help them find their passion. For more information, please visit the Iowa 4-H website.


Enroll in 4-HOnline

To make sure you are receiving all information about Cass County 4-H activities, make sure you enroll in the 4HOnline database. If you need help creating an account or understanding how to use 4HOnline, help sheets are available below or you may call 712-243-1132 or stop by the Extension Office and we will help you!

For more information on our 4-H and Clover Kids Clubs contact Cass County 4-H Youth Coordinator at kbateman@iastate.edu

Cass County 4-H Endowment

The 2024 Annual Pancake Supper was Tuesday, March 12th 4:30-7:30pm. Thank you for the generosity of our community for eating pancakes, donating silent auction items, and bidding we broke our fundraising goal. All proceeds go to the Cass County 4-H program. 

Out-of-County Grant Application - Due one month prior to attending an out of county event. Any Cass County 4-Her can make a request

Senior Scholarship Application - Due April 1, 2024. Committee is reviewing applications. Youth will find out at their School's Class Night final selection. 

Summer Conservation Day Camps

Register online or on paper forms available at the Cass County Extension Office. Cost is $10.00 per camper. For a guaranteed spot, register by May 1st!

Register: Online or Paper

Medical/Information Release Form

Summer Camps 2024

SOFA Trip June 11-12, 2024

College Destination: Iowa State University

Return forms with payment to Adair or Cass County Extension office by Wednesday, May 15th!

Registration Form - Online or Paper - Coming Soon!

Required WaiversJohn Deere Works  General 4-H Event

Trip Stops: times are subject to change

June 11: 
6:00am - Pick up Cass County Extension in Atlantic
7:30am - Pick up Home Store and More in Greenfield
9:00am - Tour Hawkeye Breeders
11:30pm - Lunch at Iowa Corn Growers Association in Johnston
12:00pm - Tour and small groups at Iowa Corn Growers Association
1:15pm - Arrive at Iowa State University Ag Related Tour
4:00pm - Meet Iowa 4-H Professionals at the Iowa 4-H Building and WOW center
5:30pm - Dinner at Hickory Park on your - $ bring money $
7:00-8:00pm - MU bowling, bags, various games and light snacks
8:00pm - Settle into campus dorms for the night
11:00pm - Lights out

June 12: 
6:30-7:00am - Room checks put bags on the bus
7:00am - Group walk over to Breakfast food court on campus
8:00am - Leave ISU campus for John Deere Works
9:00am - Tour John Deere Works in Ankeny, Iowa
12:00pm - Picnic Lunch at Neal Smith, 9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228
12:30pm - Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Welcome Center
2:00pm - Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Driving Tour Buffalo Park
4:00pm - Load buses for home
5:30pm - Arrive back to Home Store and More in Greenfield
7:00pm - Arrive back to Cass County Extension in Atlantic

Library Programs! Visit the community libraries this summer for programs. Cass County Extension is hosting 2 programs at each library in the month of June!

Wild for Water: Youth will learn about how precious of a resource water is to us on Earth. We will explore uses of water and the different phases water goes through.

Wonderful Wind: Youth will make predictions and explore which objects will blow in the wind or not. Youth will leave with their very own windsock!








Wonderful Wind

June 28

@ 1pm

June 11

@ 2pm

June 14

@ 2pm

June 13

@ 2pm

June 5

@ 2pm

June 12

@ 2:30pm

Wild for Water

June 25

@ 1pm

June 24

@ 1pm

June 27

@ 2pm

June 4

@ 2pm

June 26

@ 2pm

June 20

@ 2:30pm



STEM Camp at the YMCA. August 5-7th. Register and additional details available at the Nishna Valley YMCA in Atlantic! Day 3 we will explore electrical circuits!


On Their Own and Ok! August 13th. Register by calling or stop by the Cass County Extension Office. Limited to 20 participants.