Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

4-H Clover
August 5, 2019

4-H offers a place to grow.  It brings value to a young person's life.  Confidence, responsibility, respect and communication skills are learned through the 4-H experience.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers accomodations that will provide an environment where children can participate safely.

careers in agriculture
August 3, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host an Ag Exploration Day for area high school students on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville.

evalutaion sheet
August 2, 2019

The 2019 Washington County Fair Evaluation Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. on the fairgrounds in the Fair Board Meeting Room. 4-H’ers, parents, leaders, superintendents, and committee members are invited to attend. Share successes from the fair this year and suggestions.

St Louis Arch
August 2, 2019

Washington County 7th-8th grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H day trip to St. Louis October 5. Spend the day adventuring the city with a stop at and tram ride to the top of the St. Louis Arch, visit Grant’s Farm, the St. Louis Science Center, dinner at Incredible Pizza Company with unlimited games.

January 1, 2019

A veterinary feed directive (VFD) is a written statement given to an animal owner by a veterinarian that is similar to a prescription.  Youth must obtain a VFD order from their veterinarian to get the VFD feed.  Click here for guide.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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!

  • 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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