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.

What is 4-H?

4-H is the youth development outreach of the land grant universities, the Cooperative Extension System and USDA.  It is made up of a community of young people across America who are learning life skills and are supported in this development process by caring adult leaders.  4-H'ers are actively involved in educational projects that are fun and that use quality curriculum incorporating the most current research and knowledge available through the land grant university system.

4-H youth:

  • Have fun
  • Meet new people
  • Learn and do new things
  • Gain life skills
  • Build self-confidence
  • Practice responsibility
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Receive recognition for their efforts and accomplishments

Clover Kids (K-3rd grades):

  • Focus on doing
  • Is non-competitive
  • Teaches life skills for grades K-3rd
  • Small groups

Traditional 4-H Clubs (4th-12th grades):

  • Focus on goal setting and working toward goals
  • Participants keep records of their progress toward goals
  • Teaches life skills for grades 4th-12th
  • Larger on-going groups

Fayette County 4-H Brochure

Fayette County Clover Kids (K-3) Brochure

Financial Assistance Application

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

January 21 - 4-H Photography Workshop, 9:30-Noon, Extension Office

January 21 - County 4-H Council Meeting, 1-3 pm, Extension Office

January 22 - 22-23 Citizenship Meeting, 2:30-4 pm, Keystone, Elkader

January 22 - 23-24 Citizenship Meeting, 3:15-5 pm, Keystone, Elkader

January 30 - Annual Volunteer Training, 7 pm, Extension Office

February 9 - Youth Development Committee, 7:30 pm, Extension Office

February 11 - New Member Meeting, 9:30-11:30 am, Extension Office

February 11 - County 4-H Council, 1-3 pm, Extension Office

February 26 - 23-24 Citizenship Meeting, 1:30-3 pm, Keystone, Elkader

February 26 - 22-23 Citizenship Meeting, 3:15-5 pm, Keystone, Elkader

February 27 - Fayette County 4-H Foundation Board Meeting, 7 pm, Extension Office