Palo Alto County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 24, 2019

Mark your calendars!  Our first ever Clover Kid Day Camp is now scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13th at Meredith Park near Plover (a.k.a. Plover Pit).  This camp will be for all Clover Kids in last year's Clover Kid program from Palo Alto and Pocahontas counties.  It will run from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM.  Cost is $15 per Clover Kid.  Pre-registration is required and is due Aug. 1st.  Youth will enjoy a nature hike/hunt, learning about birds and making a bird feeder, building sand castles, having fun with bubbles, coloring a camp T-shirt, making a tile coaster, and even running through a pool noodle obstacle course - all outdoors in a beautiful camp setting!

June 14, 2019

Enjoy working with wood and designs?  All 4-Hers are invited to join us in our Decoupage Wood Sign Workshop on Tuesday, July 2nd beginning at 7:00 PM in the Extension Office meeting room.  We will be staining wood, cutting stencils, and creating a design on an 8" x 8" board.  4-Hers are encouraged to provide their own stencil material (magazine, newspaper, scrapbooking paper, or fabric) and a stencil of their choice.  Office will provide some choices, too.  Cost is $10 which will include the board, stain, and Mod Podge.  Pre-registration is required.

March 27, 2019

The 2019 Palo Alto County Fair Book is now on the web.  This is a must see if you plan to bring exhibits to the Palo Alto County Fair.  The fair book includes rules, fair classes and descriptions, premiums, etc.  Please read before you exhibit!  See link below to access the book.

February 15, 2019

Palo Alto County Extension has exciting news!!!  We now have an app available for you to download on your phone. The app contains information on current programing that is being offered. It also contains links to Ag Decision Maker, 4HOnline, YQCA, Palo Alto County Fair, and Spend Smart, Eat Smart.  Go to your app store and search Palo Alto County Extension and download the app today!!!

December 14, 2018

4-H 202 Iowa Livestock Show Requirements has been updated for 2019.  Please use this version to answer any livestock eligibility questions.

4-H Newsletters                  
 
2018 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

 

2019 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.

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    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.

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