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About 4-H and Clover Kids 

4-H Clover Kids is for youth K-3, while 4-H is youth 4-12. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences. Values are based on youth as powerful members of society, learning as a lifelong commitment, diversity and making the best better! 

 

Click here to learn more about 4-H Clover Kids
 

4-H Club meetings

  • Clubs meet from September to May or June

  • Generally meet once per month for one to one and a half hours

  • Club meetings consist of activities in science, environment, creative arts, music, animals and food-- just to name a few

  • Many clubs have youth officers (president, treasurer, secretary, etc.) and use parlimentary procedure when making decisions

  • View 4-H clubs in Dallas County
     

4-H Enrollment

***If you are new to 4-H, please contact Aleta Cochran, Dallas County 4-H Youth Coordinator, to be placed in a club or try out a few clubs. While some clubs are full and not accepting new members, often new clubs are forming!
 

Other 4-H Opportunities

  • 4-H Clothing Event and 4-H Communications Day

  • Intermediate Trip out of state

  • Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C.

  • Club service projects and field trips

  • Special speakers at clubs

  • Special workshops (ex. woodworking, animal science)
     

County Fair 

  • Youth can participate in static exhibit judging and livestock shows

  • 4-H youth in grades 5-12 have the opportunity for their static project to advance to the state fair

  • 4-H clubs are encouraged to put together a skit for "Share the Fun"

  • 4-H clubs can represent Dallas County 4-H by being a fair ambassador

County 4-H News

Dog class
March 6, 2020

Dog classes for obedience, showmanship and rally will begin on Monday, April 6.

February 5, 2020

It is now time to enroll for the 4-H year!  For those planning to show at the Dallas County Fair this July, 2019 the deadline to enroll is May 15 for all re-enrolling members to have fees paid and re-enrolled through 4HOnline.  

New members are welcome to join after May 15th, 2019 but will not be able to participate in the fair this summer.

Bryson Smith, Dallas County 4-H'er with interactive exhibit
March 12, 2020

Iowa 4-H supporters gathered n February 28 to celebrate and honor four award recipients at the 2020 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala. Dallas County 4-H'er Bryson Smith provided an interactive exhibit.. 

Communications Day
March 6, 2020

Youth will have the option of delivering before a judge and audience an educational presentation or a working exhibit. Or if they would like they may do both. Educational presentations provide 4-H’ers with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on a topic while working exhibits allow them to engage the audience in hands on learning.

February 14, 2020

Research shows that good literacy skills have a long-term impact on your child’s development! Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Also, children who have good literacy skills are less likely to experience grade retention or school failure, drop out, or exhibit delinquent behavior. When they become adults, they are less likely to be unemployed or underemployed.

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