Howard County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 13, 2021

The Howard County 4-H Spring Fair was held on April 10, 2021 at NICC Cresco Center and the Cresco Community Chapel in Cresco.

March 8, 2021

Sign up for the 4-H FFA Swine Facility project is now open for 4H and FFA members grades 4 thru 12.

pictures of canned vegetables
January 21, 2021

As you plan for Spring gardens, plan and learn the preservation techniques to enjoy the garden produce you harvest.

November 6, 2020

4H Awards program on November 8, 2020 was cancelled but awards will be given to members at their club meetings in the near future.

logo of 4H Show Iowa
September 23, 2020

A virtual celebration of 4-H exhibits, Communication events, and Awardrobe Clothing Selection was held for 4-H members across the state.  This opportunity provided state level recognition to partially replace the loss of these opportunities due to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair.  We are proud to announce the participants from Howard County.

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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