Fayette County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

January 7, 2019

Take a look at our monthly calendar to see what's happening in 4-H!

January 11, 2019

Fifty youth from 17 counties participated in Beef Blast in December in which 100 percent of the youth attending gained new knowledge in beef quality and yield grading; 78 percent gained new knowledge in beef selection and evaluation; 84 percent gained new knowledge in beef management; 66 percent gained new knowledge in advocacy; and 91 percent gained new knowledge about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the department of animal science. Ayla Moss, West Union and Alexis Steffens from Clermont both attended from Fayette County.

November 29, 2018

Nearly 60 middle school youth, from nine different schools and across six Iowa counties met at Upper Iowa University on November 16 to pilot the leadership and civic engagement experience, “Youth Voice in Action.” The program was put on by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach State 4-H staff in partnership with county Extension staff from Region 4.

October 24, 2018

Five members of the Harlan Fremont 4-H cub from Fayette County worked together throughout the summer in making six "ugly quilts" aka sleeping bags for the homeless in which they recently delivered and donated the Ugly Quilts to the Salvation Army in Waterloo.

September 21, 2018

County Council members relax under the shade tree after helping 22 Maple Crest residents enjoy a backyard bbq under the gazebo located to the north end of the Maple Crest campus. Despite the heat the residents enjoyed being outside eating their lunches which consisted of grilled hamburger or brat, potato, fruit and applesauce salad, chips and choice of dessert. During the meal the residents enjoyed chatting with the 4-H council members about their 4-H projects.

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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