Van Buren County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Cow and calf
September 22, 2020

Plan to attend for beef project information! Bring your questions for Patrick!

September 9, 2020

Explore new project areas

September 3, 2020

Get the latest 4-H news!!

March 31, 2020

Iowa 4-H celebrates 110 years of existence with the launch of a new blog of Iowa’s 4-H history. We hope you enjoy reading about Van Buren County 4-H history and the impact the program has had in communities across Iowa.


National 4-H Week 2020

Join us in celebrating National 4-H Week!

  1. Complete each daily challenge below
  2. Take a photo to document your completion of each challenge
  3. Support your photos to be entered in our prize drawing (1 point for each challenge) To submit: Post your photo on Facebook and tag @ Van Buren County 4-H or email them to with subject 4-H Challenge
  4. Check our Facebook page on October 16th to see winners


Monday: Show your support for 4-H by posting a sign on your window or door. Bounus points for getting a teacher or business to post one on their door. Download the sign below! 

I support 4-H Sign Template #1

I support 4-H Sign Template #2

Tuesday: Make a "Join 4-H" Poster & Hang it somewhere, then share the image with us

Wednesday: Wear the 4-H Clover with Pride! 

Thursday: Post a photo of your favorite 4-H memory

Friday: Option 1: Send a thank you to a 4-H leader or volunteer who has helped you Option 2: Send an ecard to a person in the nursing home

Link to Keosauqa Health Care Center E-Cards 

If you dont know of a resident in the nursing home you can just put "to a resident" 

4-H Clubs
4-H Club Resources
4-H OnLine
Reenrollment Help Sheet
State 4-H Recognition Opportunities
SESS Parent Consent Form

Teen Line

4-H Mall

Van Buren 4-H Directory 

4-H service during covid 19


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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