Kossuth County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 11, 2019

Friends of Kossuth Youth & 4-H Leadership and Citizenship Excellence Award is available to anyone attending a college or university in Iowa or a bordering state who will be considered a fulltime student next academic year that has completed one year of college.

February 8, 2019

The Kossuth County Cattlemen will be offering a 4-H Beef Award and $500 Scholarship at their annual banquet. 

January 9, 2019

Kossuth County's annual 4-H lock-in is scheduled for Friday, February 22 at the Algona Family YMCA. The event begins at 9:45pm and ends 5:45am Saturday, February 23. All 4-H members and non-members from grades 4-12 are welcome to attend! This year’s activities will include dodgeball, basketball, swimming, raquetball, movies, and much more! The lock-in costs $15 for 4-H members or $20 for non-members. Registration closes on Monday, February 11. Sign up today by contacting the Kossuth County Extension Office at 515-295-2469 or returning a completed registration form with payment.

Beef Bonanza Flyer
December 27, 2018

Mark your calendars! – Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 9:45AM-3:00PM @ ILCC – see attached flyer.  NO COST - thanks to the Kossuth County Cattlemen for covering the fee for all Kossuth County 4-H and FFA youth wishing to attend!  Accompanying adults are welcome to participate for a $5 fee.  Deadline to register is January 24th.  Sessions will include Beefing Up! with Tammy Chapman, RD; Calving Simulator – ISU College of Vet Medicine & Dr. Dan Berkland, Sibley Vet Clinic; How do You Score? with Dr. Beth Doran, ISUEO Beef Specialist & Mark Jensen, ILCC Beef Instructor; andYou Be the Judge with Mike Anderson, 4-H Livestock Specialist & Lisa Berkland, 4-H Specialist.  Please note – we are not able to grant YQCA credit for attending this event.

November 1, 2018

The Fenton Forwards 4-H Club is collecting items for FAVA (Family Alliance for Veterans of America), based out of Forest City, which covers 43 counties, including Kossuth. 


General Information:

Iowa 4-H Online Website

Enrollment (For Current Members):

Re-Enrollment Instructions


How to Join Kossuth County 4-H (For New Members):

How to Join 4-H

How to enroll in Kossuth County 4-H (4-H Online)


Volunteer Information:

How to volunteer




Kossuth Clover Connection (Kossuth County 4-H Newsletter)


4-H News:

Iowa 4-H News


Kossuth County 4-H on Social Media:

Facebook page link   Twitter page link   Instagram page link


County Council

Youth Committee Structure & By-Laws


Fair Book and Rules:

2019 Kossuth County Fair Book

2019 Kossuth County Fair Book Changes

2019 Bottle Bucket Calf Changes Explained

2019 Fair 4-H Schedule

2019 Fair Volunteer Sign-up

Fair Rule Change Request Form


Animal ID (4-H Online):

4-H Online Link

Animal ID Helpsheet


Fair Entry:

2019 Kossuth County Fair Entry Link

Fair Entry Help Sheet


General Information:

Livestock Project Information

Static Project Information


Don't forget to send thank-you notes after fair! 

See The Seven Steps to a Great Thank-You Note for help on writing AWESOME thank-you notes!





Clay County District Fair Information:

Clay County Fair Entry

Clay County Fair Entry Help Sheet

Clay County District Fair Webpage

Hancock County District Fair Information:

Hancock County District Fair Fair Entry

Hancock County District Fair Fair Entry Help Sheet


Iowa State Fair Information:

Iowa State Fair Fair Entry

Iowa State Fair Fair Entry Help Sheet


Record Keeping Information

4-H Project Record Keeping Award Application

4-H Outstanding Character Award Application

Record Keeping Forms & Objectives

Getting Ready for Fair (Writing Goals)

Goal Tip Sheet

Record Book Training Video


Record Book Online is not functioning properly at this time.  

Hopefully next year it will be a record book option.  

Thanks for your patience in this matter!


Scholarship Opportunities

Friends of Kossuth Youth & 4-H:  Grant Program   Scholarship Application

4-H Foundation Scholarships

AkSarBen Scholarship

Leader Resources

Volunteer Training
Volunteer Resources

4-H Online Help

4-H Clubs and Learning Communities


Non-4-H Member Medical/Insurance Waiver     



Call 515-295-2469

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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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