Projects

There are several areas of project learning for members to explore.  They are:
 
Agriculture & Natural Resources
 
Animals
 
Creative Arts
 
Family & Consumer Sciences
 
Personal Development
 
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mechanics (STEM)
 
For a complete listing of all projects on one page, you may print out our Project Publication. This listing will give you, at one glance, a listing of areas within each project area listed above.
 
There are also Project Hot Sheets to help with ideas within the project.  
 
Once you have selected project areas, you may decide you would like to exhibit something you have done or learned from the project area at the Jefferson County Fair.  If you should choose to exhibit, be sure to check out the Exhibit Tip Sheets when you are preparing your exhibits.

County 4-H News

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.

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