Pocahontas County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 24, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will be holding a Babysitting Clinic for 5th – 6th graders. The Babysitting Clinic will be held on Friday, June 8, 2017 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office (305 North Main St.). Participants will learn the basics of CPR, home safety, money management, how to make a healthy snack. They will finish the day discussing the ages and stages of young children. Participants will be provided a pizza lunch. Register early by calling 712-335-3103, class size is limited to 20 participants. For questions, please contact Program Coordinator, Holly Frerk, at email hfrerk@iastate.edu.

April 16, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week celebrates service for a strong Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 16-21. We are highlighting Pocahontas County clients and staff this week! 

April 10, 2018

Please stop by the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach office Thursday, April 19 for refreshments. We could not do our job without the dedicated volunteers in our community. Not a volunteer? Stop by and we can let you know of the many ways you can help out our community.

March 7, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for the Pocahontas County Master Gardeners 12th Annual Garden Extravaganza on April 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. & April 14,  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Expo Center located at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds. The Garden Extravaganza will feature garden plants and décor for sale, door prizes, classes, workshops, and educational handouts.

Returning this year will be a Friday Evening Session 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with wine tasting and appetizers.

On Saturday, the Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00 a.m. for a nominal fee and a maid-rite lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for a small fee. Saturday presentations will be held in the Fair Office at 9:15 a.m. with Duren Watts, Grass Master, Algona and 10:30 a.m. with Neil Peterson, Southern Animal Husbandry, Laos.

February 7, 2018

The winter after school robot club has started building their LegoMindstorms under the direction of Sue Jarvis, Master Robot Volunteer.  Due to the generous support of the Pocahontas Community Foundation Grant and the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County youth in our county will have the opportunity to learn all about robots starting with the DASH robots and the Lego EV3 expansion kits that were purchased with the foundation funds.  If you have a child in 4th through 12th grade that would join our group please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103.  We will offer programs throughout the year.

The following record keeping forms are word documents that you can download.
County Information

Leaders Training Materials
Fair Documents
Pocahontas County Fair Open Class Information
  • 2018 Open Horse Show - coming soon
  • 2018 4-H Horse Show Bill - coming soon!

 

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.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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