Mitchell County 4-H & Youth

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May 10, 2018

Mason City, Iowa—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and County Conservation Boards in Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth Counties in coordination with ISU Wildlife Extension, and the Iowa DNR is pleased to offer the newly revitalized Iowa Master Conservationist Program in the North Iowa Area this summer.


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May 9, 2018

Mitchell County 4-H and area FFA members wishing to exhibit livestock at the Mitchell County Fair this summer must fill out the appropriate livestock ID information by May 15.
4-H members must complete identification forms through 4hOnline for breeding swine; breeding beef; breeding meat goat and sheep; horse; dog; dairy cattle and dairy goats before midnight, May 15.   4-H bucket calf and prospect calf information are due through 4hOnline FairEntry by July 1.  Rabbits must only be id’ed if exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair.
FFA members need to pick up forms from Ag Advisors or from the Mitchell County Extension office.  Forms need to be returned to the Mitchell County Extension Office by 4:30 p.m., May 9, 2018. 

All 4-H swine, sheep, beef, dairy, goat, rabbit, poultry, and bucket calf exhibitors must be YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) certified by July 1. Certification can be obtained by completing a course online at: Members will need to create a YQCA account using their 4hOnline account.  FFA certification is to be done through Ag Advisors.
Please call the Mitchell County Extension Office for more information at 641-732-5574.

 Join 4-H Now! Mitchell County 4-H Clubs and Leaders

4-H Scholarship Information

4-H  Applications

4-H Record Book Forms

4-H Leader/Club Resources

4-H Forms For Fair Exhibits 

4-H Fair Pemium Book


Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • 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.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • 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.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • 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, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • 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!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • 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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