County 4-H News

March 21, 2018

Dickinson County will host a 4-H Horse Project Palooza on Sunday, April 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Camp Foster YMCA by Spirit Lake. 4-H members from any county are welcome to register and attend. The day will include a session on Horse First Aid taught by Dr. Loretta Berkland, Equine Anatomy with Iowa State University, a stall sign design craft session, and Horse Jeopardy. Pre-register by April 19. 

March 2, 2018

4-H youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to attend "PLUNGE! into 4-H" Camp on April 27-28 at Camp Foster - YMCA near Spirit Lake. Youth will participate in leadership and team building activities, as well as wall climbing, horseback riding, archery, nature hikes, campfires, service projects and more!

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
November 8, 2016

Sometimes, all it takes is a little one-on-one time with a parent for a child to really open up to them. The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) established in 2001 for pre-teens and their parents is desined to do just that. Lyon County fifth and sixth grade students and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, seven week program beginning March 1. 

March 1, 2016

     The 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program will again be in place for the current 4-H year. FSQA stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance. This program helps 4-H producers understand their role in producing food, and help them make wise, ethical decisions related to food production. If you exhibit the following livestock are required to be FSQA certified: Beef, Bottle/Bucket Calf, Dairy, Goat, Swine, Sheep, Rabbit (if it is not a pet project), and Poultry. You MUST become FSQA certified to exhibit your animals at the County Fair and/or Iowa State Fair.

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