Fayette County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 8, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge. Iowa Concern provides access to stress counselors and an attorney for legal education, as well as information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

June 19, 2020

Interested in becoming a donor/Ag supporter to the upcoming Iowa State Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock shows being held 3 consecutive weekends in August? Check out the link below to get in on the fair special edition 4-H Livestock Shows.



June 5, 2020

Meeting face to face for summer camps is not possible this year but COVID-19 won't stop us!   Take a look at what Fayette County Extension has to offer!

"Take and Make" kits will be FREE to participants Kindergarten through 4th grade by registering for the camp using the link in the camp description/information box or by calling the Extension Office. Most supplies included in the kits.  Don't hesitate in signing your child up for multiple kits.  Deliveries will be made to the communities pick up spots listed and on the day stated on brochure.

Take and Make questions? Contact Katelin, Fayette County Summer Program Assistant at the Extension Office at 563-425-3331.  Make and Take Brochure

June 5, 2020

Join expert, Tayler Etzel from Cargill Animal Nutrition to learn about equine nutrition and how to best fuel your horses for show. Pizza and prizes will be provided.   RSVP to kellymd@iastate.edu by noon on Monday, July 6 with your name and county. Hands on Topics include: Body Condition Scoring, Topline Evaluation Scoring, Diet Formulation and Q&A. Event will go on rain or shine, we have access to a building for shelter should we need it.  Brochure

June 4, 2020

Katelin Pagel, Sumner, will be serving as the Fayette County Extension and Outreach summer Intern. While growing up Katelin was heavily involved in 4-H from the fourth grade until the summer after her senior year in 2016. During her time in 4-H she showed sheep at the county and state levels, attended various workshops and camps, and served as the Banks Go Getters 4-H club secretary and president. After high school, Katelin attended Hawkeye Community College where she obtained her associate degree in Agriculture Business Management. While attending Hawkeye Community College she studied abroad to Haiti twice and Brazil once. After Hawkeye Community College, she transferred to Iowa State University where she is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education Teachers Certification. During summer 2019, Katelin served as a Rising Star Intern for Region 20 (southeast Iowa) and was the former Fayette County Summer Program assistant in 2018. These internships ignited her passion for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Katelin looks forward to having a wonderful summer back in Fayette County.

County 4-H Information
July 4-H Newsletter

Upcoming Deadlines & Events
4-H & Youth Development Committee

4-H County Council

Council Applications

4-H Clubs & Leaders

Friends of 4-H Sponsors

2019 Clover Kids Day Registration

Fayette County 4-H Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Registration

Region 4 Pine Bluff Camp Registration

Region 4 Intermediate Trip Registration

Region 4 Camp Counselor Application

2019 Fayette County Extension Summer Campa

Join 4-H

4-H is for Everyone

Fayette County 4-H Brochure

All About 4-H

History of 4-H

Fayette County Clover Kids (K-3) Brochure

Enrollment Forms

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

County Fair web page

2020 Fayette County Fairbook

County Fair Forms

Communications/Clothing/Foods Fair Forms

Communications Day Results

Clothing Judging Results

Foods Fair Judging Results

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

Club Regulations and Guidance

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

Volunteer & Leader Resources

Financial Aid Appications and Information


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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