Pocahontas County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

January 2, 2020

All 4-H’ers in Pocahontas County that are attending college in the fall of 2020 are encouraged to apply for one of ten $750 scholarships that will be awarded to seniors in Pocahontas County.  The application is available at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office and is also on the Extension home webpage www.extension.iastate.edu/pocahontas or links below.  The applications are due February 3, 2020.  No late applications will be considered.

  • 2020 Pocahontas County 4-H Scholarship Application - (pdf format)
  • 2020 Pocahontas County 4-H Scholarship Application - (word format)
November 22, 2019

All beef exhibits for the 2020 Pocahontas County Fair will need to have their beef animals weighed Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00-noon at Dale Wenell farm, 11413 500th St., Albert City, IA.  If you need beef animals identified for state fair we will not offer that service, but please call the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103 and we will help you make those arrangements.  All market beef, advanced feeder pen steers and heifers, and 2nd year bucket calves are required to be weighed at this time.  If you have any questions please contact lzeman@iastate.edu or 712-335-3103.

May 16, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will be holding a Babysitting Clinic for 4th – 6th graders. The Babysitting Clinic will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office (305 North Main St.). 

December 21, 2018

Mark your calendars! – Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 9:45AM-3:00PM @ ILCC – see attached flyer.  Cost is $5 per participant.  ALL 4-H/FFA members and accompanying adults are welcome to participate for the $5 fee.  Deadline to register is January 24th.  Sessions will include Beefing Up! with Tammy Chapman, RD; Calving Simulator – ISU College of Vet Medicine & Dr. Dan Berkland, Sibley Vet Clinic; How do You Score? with Dr. Beth Doran, ISUEO Beef Specialist & Mark Jensen, ILCC Beef Instructor; andYou Be the Judge with Mike Anderson, 4-H Livestock Specialist & Lisa Berkland, 4-H Specialist.  Please note – we are not able to grant YQCA credit for attending this event.

November 30, 2018
ISU Extension and Outreach county offices are ready to recruit and assemble teams of teens for AgOvation, a new 4-H Youth program that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems facing their home communities.

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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