Fayette County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

September 30, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach in Fayette County has an exciting opening for a Youth Outreach Educator. This is an opportunity to join our team if you are an individual with a passion for working with youth of all ages, great volunteers, and networking with others! The position averages 20+ hours per week with up to 40 hours per week for 12 weeks during the summer. Typical hours will be daytime including afterschool, but some nights and weekends are required. Position has potential to increase to full-time if programming need is demonstrated and based on availability of grant or other funding.

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.

November 13, 2020

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) recently contributed $550 to Iowa State Extension and Outreach to support 4-H in Fayette County. The donation will help fund work at the 4-H Clover Café on the Fayette County fairgrounds.  The Clover Café is a renovated addition to the fairgrounds and money still is being raised for the project. The donation from the Decorah office of FCSAmerica will help cover plumbing costs and the purchase of picnic tables.

November 2, 2020

4-H provides youth the opportunity to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H volunteers are one of the essential elements of ISU Extension’s youth-serving organization.

On November 10, beginning at 7 pm at the Fayette Opera House located at 301 South Main, Fayette Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Fayette County are invited to “Planning for Success of 4-H Youth” training. This training will help volunteers engage in learning strategies to effectively manage groups and develop a stronger understanding of the importance of planning ahead and being prepared to help in creating a productive and effective group experience. Volunteers will have the opportunity to apply positive youth development framework to create vibrant youth learning environments. In addition, leaders will share resources that can be used with 4-H youth throughout the year.

October 27, 2020

Fayette County Extension and Gundersen Palmer Community Health - Fayette County Public Health will be partnering together in hosting a virtual Babysitting Basics course starting in December. This course will be free and is open to youth 5th grade and older who are interested in learning more about babysitting.

County 4-H Information

December/January 4-H Newsletter

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

4-H & Youth Development Committee

4-H County Council

4-H Clubs & Leaders

Friends of 4-H Sponors & Clover Cafe Donors

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

2020 Fayette County Fairbook

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

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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