Howard County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Matt Ross - presentor at Farm Safety Day
September 12, 2019

The annual farm safety day was held on September 10, 2019 in Cresco at the Fairgrounds with 136 4th grade students from Crestwood, Notre Dame and Riceville schools.

August 22, 2019

Howard County 4-H members participated at the Iowa State Fair and received numerous awards on their static entries, livestock entries and communication entries.

August 13, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Howard County is looking for a full-time County Youth Coordinator (CYC) with demonstrated initiative, drive and unique ideas.

July 9, 2019

The 2019 4H and FFA Horse games were held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Mighty Howard County Fiar in Cresco, Iowa.

July 5, 2019

2019 4H and FFA Beef show results from Mighty Howard County Fair on June 29, 2019 in Cresco, Iowa.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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