O'Brien County 4-H & Youth

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2017 O'Brien County Fair King and Queen
January 29, 2018

Applictions are being taken for 4H/FFA students intersted in running for the 2018 O'Brien County Fair King and Queen.

Please complete the application and send it to the address listed on the application by May 15, 2018.

Questions please contact: Heidi Farquhar at thefarquhars@midlands.net  or Sarah Fiddelke at sfiddelk@iastate.edu

January 17, 2018

The O’Brien County Extension Office is seeking a summer Youth Assistant to work approximately the middle of May to middle of August, 2018. This person needs to have good communication and organization skills and the ability to work with both youth and adults. A 4-H background is helpful, but not required.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to O’Brien County Extension. Application deadline of March 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. 

December 13, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applications for three summer educator positions in the areas of STEM, Robotics and Family and Consumer Sciences. These three individuals will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 23, 2018 through August 15, 2018. For first review, a cover letter, resume and three professional references must be submitted to Ben Pullen by Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 

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October 30, 2017

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4H App
October 27, 2017

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2017-18 O'Brien County Clover Kids Registration

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary School, Hartley
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4

South O'Brien Elementary School, Primghar
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 17, Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17

South O'Brien Elementary School, Primghar
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Marc. 21, Apr. 18

St. Patrick's Elementary School, Sheldon
Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11

Zion St. John's Elementary School - Paullina
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 10

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.

  • Conference logo

    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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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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