Jefferson County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

September 11, 2018

Jefferson County 4-H and Jefferson County Extension are once again hosting their annual Trunk or Treat! Local businesses and 4-H families will have their trunks decorated and candy ready for all trunk-or-treaters. There will also be games and activities. Come out for an afternoon of fun! It's our treat.

August 31, 2018

From communications to home improvement, Iowa 4-H county fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, November 3rd  from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension Office in Oskaloosa.

August 27, 2018

Why should I do it? How will it help me? These are questions that 4-H'ers often ask. Record keeping is a process that can be used throughout life in many ways. Record Books and Award Applications due to your LEADER: Monday, October 1st!

August 22, 2018

The 4-H Teen Council is a leadership team of 9th-12th graders that work together to plan, promote, and lead 4-H activities for the county’s membership. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 12th at 4:30pm.

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.

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

  • 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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