Fayette County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

May 26, 2021

A lifetime of adventure in one summer. Join us for a summer of fun, excitement, new adventures and explorations!  There are several camps available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach—Fayette County including Astro Camp (4th-6th), Dig Those Dinosaurs (K-1st), Summer Games (4th-6th), Fizz, Bubble, Goo (2nd & 3rd), and Day at the Fair (K-3rd). Hands-on activities are available at all camps. Online registration and more information is available here.

May 2, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine later this month. The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

June 30, 2021

Thirty-three 4-H youth from Clayton, Buchanan and Fayette Counties in grades 4-6 had the opportunity to participate in a 12-hour “Go for the Green” 4-H Junior day camp held at Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center on June 16. The camp was organized by ISU Extension and Outreach Peggy Schilling of Clayton County and State 4-H Youth Program Specialist, Angie Dougherty.

The 4-H camp experience featured activities focused on the four H’s of 4-H: head, heart, hands, and health. Youth used their ‘head’ with get-to-know you activities and creating a tin can luminary project for the county fair. They pledged their ‘Heart’ to greater loyalty by practicing respect for others, sharing materials, and helping others when needed. ‘Hands’ for greater service brought new meaning as youth created 12 Leopold benches. Benches will be placed among the three counties and used at Camp Ewalu. ‘Health’ to better living included a nature walk, followed by a refreshing creek stomp and zip lining through the trees. The youth also competed in outdoor team challenges to ‘Go for the Green’ much like Olympic games. The day concluded with a campfire and the tradition of signing their names on the t-shirts of other campers. To learn more about 4-H opportunities please contact your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office.

June 30, 2021

Nine Intermediate 4-H members from Clayton and Fayette counties enjoyed a summer adventure trip to Boone, Ames and Story City. The trip was coordinated by Tammy Muller, Clayton County Youth Coordinator.

The trip started off with a stop at the Iowa State 4-H Office in Ames. Nate Weber, 4-H STEM Coordinator gave a tour of the office and lead the group through a design activity. After lunch the group headed to Boone for a train ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. The train excursion started at the depot in Boone and traveled through the Des Moines River Valley to the old mining community of Frazer. A highlight of the voyage as crossing the 156’ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge. The group also visited the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center. On the way home the group stopped in Story City to ride the 1913 antique carousel.

March 10, 2021

Fayette County 4-H Council hosted a project workshop helping 4-H members prepare “Healthy Snacks.” The group of participants, six youth, 4th through 8th grade, were very interested in learning how to select healthy recipes, how to properly measure ingredients and how to mix ingredients together. The participants were thrilled that they each got to mix up their own recipe to take home to share with their family members to enjoy!

County 4-H Information

July 4-H Newsletter

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

4-H & Youth Development Committee

4-H County Council

County 4-H Council Application

4-H Clubs & Leaders

2021 Friends of 4-H Donors

County & Region Summer Camps & Trip

2021 4-H Junior Camp Registration

2021 4-H Summer Adventure Trip

2021 Camp Counselor Application

2021 Fayette County Summer Day Camps

Babysitting Basics

Babysitting Program Checklist

Babysitting Basics WebEx Meetings

Babysitting Basics Videos & Worksheets

Babysitting Basics Emergency Phone Numbers

Join 4-H

4-H is for Everyone

Fayette County 4-H Brochure

Fayette County Clover Kids (K-3) Brochure

Enrollment Forms

Financial Assistance Application


Project Resources

4-H Projects

Project Hot Sheets for Fair Ideas

Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles

Design: Exploring Home Decor

Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Clothing

Preparing Cut Flowers & Houseplants for Exhibit

Harvesting & Preparing Vetetables for Exhibit
Vegetable Garden Project Worksheet
Home Landscape Worksheet
Shooting Sports

Fayette County Fair

Fayette County Fair Webpage

2021 Fayette County Fairbook

4-H Fair Entry Help Sheet

FFA Fair Entry Help Sheet

County Fair Forms 

Iowa 4-H - Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State and Interstate Shows


Record Books

Record Book Forms
Award Summary

4-H Scholarships

Fayette County 4-H Scholarship

State 4-H Scholarships
Christina Hixon Award

Area/State Recognition

Leader Resources

Club Financials

Reasonable Accommodation Practices

Club Regulations and Guidance

Fundraiser Request Form

Leader Enrollment/Medical Form

Leader Code of Ethics


Additional Resources

Iowa State Fair
4-H State Fair Information

American Royal

National 4-H Supply - 4-H Mall


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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