Palo Alto County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

November 13, 2018

4-Hers & Parents - Join us for a fun evening of sign painting on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Palo Alto County Extension Office (downstairs meeting room).  Choose from five different signs.  Cost is $10-$15 depending on design.  Pre-registrations are due to the Extension Office on Thursday, November 29th so stencils can be made prior to the workshop.  Class size is limited.    

November 1, 2018

4-H members of all ages are invited to a countywide candy workshop on Saturday, December 8th, from 9:00-2:00 at the Palo Alto County Extension Office, downstairs meeting room.  We will be learning to make some simple Christmas candies and putting together a container for each participant to take home to their families.  Cost is $20.00 and will include pizza for lunch.  Pre-registration is required with a maximum of 20 participants.  Deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 4th.

October 24, 2018

All 4-Hers are invited to come and learn how to sew flannel pajama pants on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 AM to whenever finished in the downstairs Extension Office meeting room.  Cost is $5 – pizza will be provided.  Maximum number of participants is 12.  Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 5th so there will be time to trace a pattern for each participant.  Want help cutting out the pajama pants?  Come to the Extension Office after school on Thursday, Nov. 15th with your favorite flannel fabric.

November 13, 2017

This video was created in response to some requests received from volunteer feedback.  It takes a look at resources available for club meetings and parliamentary procedure.

4-H Newsletters                  
2018 Palo Alto County Fair Schedule


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 Re-Enrolling in 4-H Online or on Paper  
Other Helpful Pieces
4-H Youth County Council
4-H Leaders
Design Elements & Art Principles - Help Sheets
4-H Record Keeping Forms
Area Recognition


4-H Scholarships


2018 Palo Alto County Fair Book


Palo Alto County Fair Website
Fair Entry Forms
Fair Help Sheets
Drug Affidavits
4-H Animal ID Forms

Identifying Animals in 4HOnline Help Sheet (preferred method) 


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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