Dubuque County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 11, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will host a statewide online 2020 Commercial Continuing Instruction Course Reshow week from Decemeber 14 - 18.

4-H Clover
September 8, 2020

4-H Online features online registration for current and new 4-H members. On October 1, registration will be available in the updated version called 4-H Online 2.0.

Picture of Joe Simon
August 21, 2020

Joe Simon of Dubuque County was inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. 

August 17, 2020

Our county fair may have looked a little different this year, but we appreciate all the hard work and help that our volunteers, parents and exhibitors have given to make the 2020 4-H/FFA fair a success!

Iowa Concern Hotline 1-800-447-1985
June 2, 2020

Whether you are facing legal, financial, stress or worried about a crisis or disaster in your family, Iowa Concern Line has resources for you.





New and Returning Member Enrollment

Fair Entry Instructions for Livestock and Project Entries 

Fair Entry Instructions for Performance Beef

Fair Entry Instructional Video 

New Family 4-H Handbook

State 4-H Website


Iowa State Fair

Dubuque County Fair Website

***2021 Dubuque County Fair 4-H Indoor Project Information

***2021 Dubuque County Fair Information for Exhibitors


Informational Letters to Families

2020 -2021 Beef Weigh-In Letter with ID Information


2021 Livestock Rules

Swine Rules

Rabbit Rules

Dairy, Dairy Goat & Bucket Bottle Calf Rules

Beef Rules

Performance Beef Rules

Sheep & Meat Goats


Horse Rules

Horse Patterns


Champion Sheep and Goat Exhibitor Application

Champion Dairy Exhibitor Application

Champion Beef Exhibitor Application

Champion Rabbit Exhibitor Application

Champion Poultry Exhibitor Application

Champion Swine Exhibitor Application

4-H Fair Queen Application

Dairy Princess Application

4-H Royalty Application






Malony Foundation Informational Letter

Molony Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Malony Nursing Scholarship Application

Lloyd E. Meehan Memorial Scholarship (Loras College)



Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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!

  • 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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