Join 4-H

Interested in Joining Jones County 4-H?

 

Jones County 4-H Information here - 4-H Lingo!
 
Jones County enrollment period is September 1st to May 15th!  Jones County 4-H is open to all youth in grades 4-12!
 
Research - Find out what the 4-H excitement is all about? Explore 4-H! Click here to see a map of  Jones County 4-H clubs (grades 4-12).
 
Contact - Club leaders are happy to answer any questions you have about their club. They can tell you about their club meeting times & locations, special club rules, activities and interests.
 
Enroll or Re-enroll - Join a club & enroll in 4-H!!  Enrollment in 4-H is completed using 4honline. Here is a Help Sheet for New Members/Families enrolling in 4honline for the first time. Help for re-enrolling members is available too! Enrolling in 4honline tells the club leaders and the Extension that you have joined 4-H, what your interests are and other important information about you. 4honline is the primary method of communication used by the Extension office to keep you informed about important 4-H information. Be sure to chose project areas too! Learn about 4-H projects areas here.
 
Identify - All livestock and animals must be identified in 4holine. All animals must be identified by May 15th, except rabbits born after May 15th, that deadline is July 1.
 
Enter - All animals & livestock identified in 4honline must be entered on a fair entry form to be eligible to exhibit at the Jones County Fair and/or the Iowa State Fair. Each fair has a seperate entry form that members are responsible to complete. Payment must also be submitted. The entry deadline for Jones County is July 1. The entry deadline for the Iowa State Fair is also July 1.
 
Complete - Record your adventures and experiences - Complete your record book!
 
There are also Jones County Clover Kid clubs for all youth in K–3rd grades in Jones county. Please contact Molly Schmitt at mollyrs@iastate.edu or 319-465-3224 for more Clover Kid information.
 
If you have any questions contact Molly Schmitt, Jones County Youth Program Coordinator at mollyrs@iastate.edu or 319-465-3224.

County 4-H News

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 dcress@iastate.edu 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 mollyrs@iastate.edu no later than Friday, February 28. Each participant may sign up for and purchase up to three pigs.

 

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