County 4-H News

September 12, 2018

More than 350 FFA members from 27 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

August 27, 2019

During National 4-H Week, Michele has planned a project workshop for 4-H members 4th grade and older to be held on Monday, October 7. This workshop on how to make a splatter screen pumpkin will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Extension Office meeting room. Cost is $5 per person and is limited to the first 20 individuals. Pre-registration is required by calling the Extension Office at 563-425-3331 no later than Tuesday, September 10 so adequate supplies can be ordered.

Be watching for more 1 1/2 -2 hour workshops to be held throughout the upcoming 4-H year.

August 27, 2019

Fayette County 4-H Council members attended the Region 4-H County Council Leadership Retreat held in West Union. Forty-nine county council members from Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties participated in team building activities while exploring the qualities of a strong leader. The annual leadership retreat provides youth a chance to network and learn from neighboring councils as well as enhance their interpersonal skills, shared Kendra Crooks, State 4-H Youth Development Specialist.

August 20, 2019

"Youth in grades 9-12 who compete in the 4-H fashion classes at the Fayette County Fair can be awarded a special recognition opportunity to participate in the state fair Awardrobe Clothing Event.” said Michele Kelly, County Youth Coordinator at the ISU Extension and Outreach Fayette County office. Val Boleyn, Elgin and Jocelyn Kuker, West Union represented Fayette County in the runway clothing classes at the Iowa State Fair.”

August 20, 2019

4-H members compete in three categories of oral communication: educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking, and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H members teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the exhibitors invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H members prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience. In poster communication, they convey a message visually.

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