O'Brien County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 4, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a 4-H Bottle Bucket Calf Project educational meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 26 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar. Youth who plan to exhibit or just have an interest in learning about the Bottle Bucket Calf Project are encouraged to attend and learn from experts, including a local veterinarian.

December 4, 2019

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a ”Babysitting for Beginners” workshop Dec. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar. The program is open to youth in 4th grade or older, and will cover First-Aid skills and emergency preparedness; healthy and easy snack options; diaper changing; and age-appropriate activities for kids.

November 7, 2019

The annual 4-H Swim/Skate Party will be held Dec. 30 at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center. 4-H youth in grades 4-12 from around Northwest Iowa are invited to join us for an afternoon of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities. Skating will be open from noon to 2:00 p.m. and swimming from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

August 8, 2019

O'Brien County 4-H Youth Council is a group of O’Brien County 4-H’ers going into grades 9-12. The group provides input on current county 4-H programs, plans and carries out county-wide activities, and serves the communities in O’Brien County. County Council members are ambassadors for the 4-H program and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By serving on this council, 4-H’ers are taking the initiative to become tomorrow’s leaders.

August 6, 2019

Clover Kids is a fun youth program designed for children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. The program focuses on inquiry-based hands-on learning. Participants take part in activities  to explore the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, healthy living, personal development and expressive arts, all while gaining valuable social skills. Please note registration will open at the end of August, and each group is limited to the first 20 youth registered. 

O'Brien County 4-H and Youth Programming

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Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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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