Jones County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

January 20, 2020

This free, 6-week program series is coming to Jones County starting in February. Strengthening Families Program 10-14 is a proven effective, family inclusive program that promotes positive communication, family bonding and joint problem-solving skills.

December 31, 2019

Plunge into winter with an overnight camp for 4-6th graders from February 1-2, 2020. 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend and explore the great outdoors! Learn outdoor survival skills, enjoy a winter campfire and engage in a ton of great activities!

December 30, 2019

Join us February 28-29th for a 4-H and Friends Youth Lock-In! This fun-filled night is for anyone in grades 4th-6th. Event sponsored by the Jones County 4-H County Council. 

December 11, 2019

Get a start on your 2020 livestock project during this one day workshop on December 27, 2019. We'll hear from experts on overall nutrition, rule changes for 2020 and record keeping. There will be in-depth breakout sessions available for dairy, swine, beef, poultry, rabbit, dog, sheep, goat, horse, pets and other animals.

December 6, 2019

This is a face-to-face YQCA training. Face-to-face training is 60 minute session for $3.00. You can still take YQCA online for $12.00. To attend this training you will need to register online at and select the Cascade location. For other face-to-face training dates check with your county.

Clothing Event Report Forms - 2019 Great Jones County Fair

The 2019 Jones County Clothing Event was held Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 1-3 p.m. Entry forms were due to the Extension office by March 5, 2019. Stay tuned for results and the Style Show schedule to be held during the 2019 Great Jones County Fair!

Clothing Event Information

Junior/Intermediate Clothing Event Entry Form

Senior Clothing Event Entry Form

Clothing Elements and Principle of Design

Communication Event Report Forms - - 2019 Great Jones County Fair

The Communication Event is scheduled for April 6, 2019, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Jones County Extension and Outreach Office, 800 N. Maple Street, Monticello, IA 52310. Working Exhibits will be done during the Great Jones County Fair — not on Communication Day, and those forms are due by July 1, 2019. 

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 - 2019 Great Jones County Fair

4-H & FFA Animal/Livestock Entry/Stalling Form - Due July 1, 2019

Broiler Project Order From - Due May 1, 2019

Bucket/Bottle Calf Project Forms - Due July 1, 2019

Cat and Other Animal Report Form - Due July 1, 2019

Animals Housed Off Home Farm Request Form - Due May 15, 2019

Horse Lease Agreement Form - Due May 15, 2019

Substitute Showperson Form

Late Arrival - Early Release Request Form

Drug Affidavit Forms - Due no later than Fair checkin


F.A.S.T. Forms - 2019 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 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

2018-2019 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

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.

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    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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