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.

September 25, 2020

Come one, Come all!

Saturday, October 3 members of the Fayette County Growing Greener 4-H club invite all 4-H members and the public to join them at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union.

Dick Jensen, lifelong Fayette County farmer will be sharing “Nature Deficiency in Youth…More Calories, Less Batteries.” Dick, a lifelong Fayette County resident is a wealth of information and will be sharing his story beginning at 8:30 am in the grass near the bandstand. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair as seating will not be available. In case of inclement weather, the presentation will be moved inside the Dance Pavilion. 6 feet social distancing will be followed and masks are encouraged. Any questions please contact Michele at the Fayette County Extension, 563-425-3331 or kellymd@iastate.edu  

September 23, 2020

Record Books are due to the Extension Office by October 1.  It is recommended that record books be given to their club leaders before coming to our office.

September 23, 2020

“Kick-off” the 2020-2021 4-H year by attending a leaders meeting. Due to meeting room capacity it is very important that all volunteers sign up for one session. Sessions will be held in the Extension Office meeting room. Dates include: Tuesday, September 29, 7 pm-8:30 pm; Wednesday, September 30, 4:30 pm-6 pm; or Thursday, October 1, 7 pm-8:30 pm. Please call the Extension Office at 563-425-3331 at least day in advance to indicate which session you will be attending. Remember space is limited so signing up early is very important. 

County 4-H Information

September 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 Camp

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

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

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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