Palo Alto County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 7, 2018

All 4-Hers are invited to partner with an adult and enter our “Bucket of Junk” Contest.  Come to our rule meeting on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 PM in the Extension Office meeting room to learn the details of the contest and to pick up your 5-gal. bucket of junk.  Limit of 7 participants – first come, first serve basis.  Participants will be challenged to weld junk into something creative (lawn ornament, decoration, something useful, etc.).  Projects should come to the fair and be judged just like other static exhibits.  A cash prize will be awarded to the top creation!

May 9, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19th from 5:30-7:00 PM Extension will be offering a Pay It Forward - Take & Bake Workshop for all 4-Hers.  The workshop will be held in the downstairs meeting room of the Extension Office.  Participants will prepare a main dish and a side.  They will make enough so that they can take some home to their families and have some to give away to a family/friend of their choice.  There will be a limit of 7 youth so registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.  There is no cost for this workshop since we received a donation to cover all ingredients.  Snack for the evening will include samples of the prepared food.  Pre-registration is required and is due June 15th. 

March 28, 2018

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! 

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                  

2017 Palo Alto County Fair Schedule

 

Event Registrations & Flyers       

 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) 

TeenLine

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.

  • 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!

  • 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, 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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