Cedar County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

November 11, 2017

The Cedar County Extension Council is now accepting requests by 4-H members, clubs, and county groups for grants from the Cedar County 4-H Endowment fund.

Clover Chatter, What's Up Wednesday?, and updated information

 

Cedar County 4-H Information

Cedar County 4-H Livestock Information for all Species

  • 2018 YQCA and FSQA Information - All youth who will be exhibiting beef, dairy (cattle and goats), meat goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine at the Cedar County or Iowa State Fair are required to complete FSQA (Food Safety Quality Assurance) or YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) certification prior to July 1.  This year members have the choice to become FSQA certified OR YQCA certified, however, YQCA is encouraged as that will be the only option starting next year.

    • YQCA - All grades:  online testing only (be sure to print and email me your certificate), sign in with your 4hOnline log in here:   https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login

    • FSQA - Grades 4-6: must attend face to face training (April 16, 6pm at the Ext. Office); Grades 7-12: may choose to attend a face to face training (April 16, 6pm at the Ext. Office) OR complete a FSQA test in the Extension Office (call or email to schedule a testing time with Teresa at 563-886-6157)

  • Rabbit Information

    • Iowa State 4-H Rabbit website (Project info., Showmanship, and other resources)
    • Looking for a local ARBA rabbit groups or more opportunities that are "4-H Friendly" to show and learn?  Google these:  Cedar Rapids Rabbit Breeders, Mississippi Valley Rabbit Breeders, Southeast Rabbit Breeders
    • Take the 2017 Showmanship Test to practice for Fair 2018!
  • Horse Information

  • Beef Information

    • 2018 IJBBA Beed Requirements 

    • NEW for 2018 - Cedar County Market Beef Carcass Contest sponsored by the Cedar County Cattlemen - all calves needed to be weigh-in in at the Dec. 16 weigh-in; Calves will be checked in on Sunday, July 15, followed by live show, and loading out at 1:30pm; Results will be shared at a later date with Premium being paid to the Top 5 ($150, $125, $100, $75, $50);  Calves are not required to be halter broke for the live show on Sunday but it would be nice.  These calves may also be shown in the Market Beef Show on Saturday.

  • Bottle Bucket Information

Cedar County Non Livestock Information

FairEntry Helpsheet

  • 2018 Conference Judging Day Schedule:

        8:15 am         Sugar Creek Challengers
        9:15 am         Springdale Wildcats
        10:15 am       Lowden Lasers
        11:15 am       Pork Center Pioneers
        Noon             Break for Lunch
        1:00 pm         Harmony Hustlers
        1:30 pm         Inland 4-H
        2:15 pm         New Horizons
        3:00 pm         Center Ring Leaders

  • You need the following on each of your exhibits when you attend conference judging day.
    • General Exhibit Form (required for all exhibits)
    •        Photography Label (required for all Photos)

   2018 Communication - all entries must be entered in Fair Entry with forms uploaded or returned to the office by May 31.  Find helpful resources from the Iowa State Fair Communications website here.

 

Cedar County 4-H Leader Information 

 

Club Monthly Reports 

  • Center Ring Leaders
  • Clever Canines
  • Harmony Hustlers
  • Inland 4-H
  • Lowden Lasers
  • New Horizons
  • Pork Center Pioneers
  • Springdale Wildcats
  • Sugar Creek Challengers

   

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.

  • 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!

  • 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, 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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