Jones County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 19, 2020

Valyn Bodensteiner, Debbie Nistler, Mike Anderson

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

March 18, 2020

Learn more about the 4-H/FFA Broiler/Roaster Futurity/Pen of 3 project for the 2020 Great Jones County Fair Poultry Show. Order form and letter included. 

March 7, 2020

**** Due to COVID-19, this event is postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. ****

This FREE event is open to anyone in the Jones County community and beyond. Parents and community members are welcome! Come hear Dr. Douglas Gentile (bio to the right) as he engages the audience in thoughtful and dynamic discussion on the effects of media violence and video games with our youth.

February 5, 2020

We are extending the deadline for sign-ups to be March 20, 2020! If interested in signing up for this project please email Devan Cress or call the office at 319-465-3224.


The Single Source Commercial Swine Project is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to gain valuable experience in raising pigs through a partnership with a local Jones County pork producer. Those interested must sign up with Molly Schmitt at no later than Friday, February 28. Each participant may sign up for and purchase up to three pigs.


July 1 Forms - 2020 Great Jones County Fair 

Exhibitors both 4-H and FFA are required to fill out the below July 1 forms and return to the office by June 30th at 5:00 pm in order to be eligable to show at the 2020 Great Jones County Fair. To turn these forms in you are able to email them to Devan Cress at, mail them to the office at 800 N Maple Street, P.O. Box 28, Monticello, IA 53210 or drop them off to the office between the hours of 8:30 am - 11:30 am. 

2020 Fair Strategy Plan Letter 

2020 4-H/FFA Section of Great Jones County Fairbook

2020 July 1 F.A.S.T & Horticulture Form

2020 July 1 Livestock Form

Clothing Event Report Forms - 2020 Great Jones County Fair

Due to COVID-19 The 2020 Jones County Clothing Event will now be held on Tuesday, July 21st.  More details will be sent to exhibitors signed up for this project area around July 13th.  Entry forms are due to the office by June 30th by 5:00 pm. 

Clothing Event Information

Junior/Intermediate Clothing Event Entry Form

Senior Clothing Event Entry Form

Clothing Elements and Principle of Design

Communication Event Report Forms - 2020 Great Jones County Fair

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Communication Event will now be held on Thursday, July 23 Entry forms are due to the Extension office by June 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm. Working Exhibits will be done on Tuesday, July 21st, forms are due by June 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm. 

Event Explanations & Objectives

Educational Presentation Report Form

Extemporaneous Speaking Report Form

Share the Fun Report Form

Working Exhibit Report Form

Public Speaking Pointers

Guide for Effective Presenting


Livestock Forms - 2020 Great Jones County Fair

Forms Due May 1, 2020: 

Broiler Project Order From - Due May 1, 2020

Forms Due May 15, 2020: 

Animals Housed Off Home Farm Request Form - Due May 15, 2020

Horse Lease Agreement Form - Due May 15, 2020

Forms Due June 30, 2020: 

Cat and Other Animal Report Form - Due June 30, 2020

Bucket/Bottle Calf Project Forms - Due June 30, 2020

Other Fair Forms: 

Substitute Showperson Form

Late Arrival - Early Release Request Form

Drug Affidavit Forms - Due no later than fair checkin: 

Beef Affidavit

Horse & Pony Affidavit

Meat Goat Affidavit

Sheep Affidavit

Swine Affidavit

F.A.S.T. Forms - 2020 Great Jones County Fair

General Fair Write- Up

Photography Label

Photography Exhibit Evaluation Form

Food & Nutrition Calculator

Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs - Quick Reference Guide

Pinterest to Original Source in 3 Easy Steps

Copyright Information and Obtaining Use- Permission

Design Elements and Art Principles

Exhibit Evaluation Form

Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form

Poster Communication Exhibit Rules 2019

Poster Communication Exhbiti Evaluation 2019

Horticulture Forms - 2020 Great Jones County Fair

Garden Crops/Vegetable Evaluation Report

Herb Evaluation Report 

Flower Evaluation Report 


Horticulture Helps

Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibits

Preparing Cut Flowers and Houseplants for Exhibits

Tablesetting Club/Chapter Challenge

Tablesetting Challenge Information/FAQ's

Tablesetting Challenge Judge's Evaluation

Record Book Forms

2019-2020 4-H Club Program includes how to Organize your Record Book (including self-evaluation form)

Record Book Award Form

Junior Achievement Nomination Form -  To be completed by 4-H leader(s). 

Basic Form

Experienced Form

Advanced Form

Yearly Summary

Senior Project Record Book Award Descriptions

Project Financial Records Form

Animal Project Financial Forms

Livestock-Specific Project Record Forms

Horticulture Project Financial Forms

Club Officer Books

Club Reporter Book Recognition Application

Club Financial Forms

Club Deposit Form

Club Voucher Request Form

Clover Kids - 2020 Great Jones County Fair

We know it has been a crazy and unusual year. We are sorry your Clover Kid experience was cut short. We know many of you look forward to exhibiting your projects at the fair each year.  Send a photo of you and your project to Devan Cress at by July 22nd

2020 Clover Kid List of Classes 

Other Forms

Jones County 4-H Financial Assistance Request Form 

Statewide Resources

  • 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!

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

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