Jefferson County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

March 19, 2019

Improve your showmanship skills to get ready for exhibiting your livestock projects this summer! Showmanship sessions for beef, poultry & rabbits, sheep & goats and swine! Happening on April 27th from 9am-11:15am. Register by April 15th.

February 28, 2019

Find information on Iowa Poultry Queen applications (due March 15th), the Iowa Dairy Goat Assoc. Share-a-Kid program (entries due March 15th), and the Fire Up Goat Camp happening in Oskaloosa on May 11th.

February 8, 2019

Calling all 4-H photographers and want-to-be photographers!  Jefferson County 4-H, with our neighboring 4-H programs, is offering an all-day Photography Workshop at the Washington County Extension Office on Saturday, March 30th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pre-registration required by March 15th with a $15 fee.

February 8, 2019

Jefferson County 4-H is hosting a Barn Quilt Workshop that will be held March 16th from 1-4pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (Activities Building). Makes a great 4-H project! Register by March 8th. $20 for 4-H members. $40 for non-4-H members. 4th grade & up - including adults!

February 7, 2019

The Summer Program Assistant’s role is to work for the Iowa State University Extension Office to provide local youth educational programming in Jefferson County with minimal responsibilities at the Jefferson County Fair. Interested applicants may send their cover letter and resume to rachel4h@iastate.edu by March 1st 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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