Cherokee County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

March 26, 2020

On behalf of the Iowa 4-H Program and considering the current and ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, adjustments are being made to this year’s livestock identification process and county weigh-ins.

  • The Cherokee County 4-H & FFA sheep and goat weigh-in orginally scheduled for May has been cancelled. There will not be a rate of gain contest for sheep and meat goats for the 2020 Cherokee County Fair. 
  • The animal ID deadline originally set for May 15 has been moved to June 1, 2020. This animal ID deadline applies to the following species: breeding beef. dairy cattle, dairy goat, dog, horse, meat goat, poultry, sheep and swine.
  • Information regarding tagging procedures and retinal images will be communicated at a later date. Please look for this information soon. 
May 18, 2020

Free hands-on youth projects available for pickup every Friday
CHEROKEE, Iowa – Beginning Friday, May 15, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cherokee County will have free 4-H at Home ‘On the Go’ lessons available for pickup at their office. The projects are available each Friday to any youth in or around Cherokee County. Each ‘On the Go’ lesson offers materials and directions for a hands-on youth activity related to a 4-H project area. 



4-H at Home ‘On the Go’ Lessons available from ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County

Free hands-on youth projects available for pickup every Friday

05/15/20    Pets Treat Challenge

05/22/20   Seed Germination Necklace

05/29/20  Chinese Hand Fan


Cherokee County 4-H

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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.

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    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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