Palo Alto County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 19, 2021

All 4-Hers and their families are invited to come and enjoy an evening of fishing and kayaking.  This is the DNR’s free fishing weekend so no one needs a license to fish.  Pocahontas and Palo Alto County Conservation will be on hand with fishing poles and kayaks.  There will be a lunch for all who attend.  This is a free family event for all our all 4-H families!  Pre-registration is required so we know how many to plan for. 

March 17, 2021

The 2021 Palo Alto County Fair Book is now ready for use for the 2021 Palo Alto County Fair!  This is a must see if you plan to bring exhibits to the fair.  The fair book includes rules, fair classes and descriptions, premiums, etc.  Please read before you exhibit!  See link below to access the book.  There are some class changes this year so be sure to use this updated version.

July 27, 2020

Click here to see a photo slide show of the 2020 Palo Alto County Fair.  Congratulations to our exhibitors for their hard work and great projects!

April 30, 2020

From health concerns to financial insecurity, Iowans are facing unprecedented and challenging times. ISU Extension and Outreach of Palo Alto County shares resources with local communities in an effort to support those in need.

March 26, 2020

Due to the current and ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, adjustments are being made to this year’s 4-H/FFA livestock identification process and county weigh-ins.  As of today, all county weigh-ins for meat goats, sheep and/or swine are cancelled. The May 15 livestock ID deadline is being moved back to June 1. This applies to ALL livestock that are usually identified by May 15.  For more information check out these links.

Official Announcement of Livestock Weigh-Ins & ID Deadline Changes

Frequently Asked Questions

4-H Newsletters                  
 
2021 Palo Alto County Fair Schedule

 

Event Registrations & Flyers       
4-H Enrollment in 4HOnline and Paper Forms
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

 

2021 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) 

TeenLine

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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