4-H & Youth

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is the premier youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Providing research-based education to K-12 youth, Iowa 4-H focuses on Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Communication and the Arts. Iowa 4-H builds upon more than a century of experience in positive youth development partnering with youth to help them find their passion. For more information, please visit the Iowa 4-H website.

4-H Clubs in Washington County

Washington County has approximately 650 youth in grades K-12 involved in 4-H.  Washington County has 18 community clubs, and 10 Clover Kids clubs.  If you are a new family looking to find out more about joining 4-H, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/join-4-h 

2023-2024 Club List

Yearly Calendar The calendar is not all-inclusive, but does list most of our important events and deadlines. Be sure to read the weekly "This Week in Washington County 4-H" emails to stay up to date on all current 4-H opportunities and registration details.  

Shortcut Sheet   This is a one-page resource with QR codes of shortcuts with useful links 4-Hers will want to reference throughout the year to research project areas, brainstorm exhibit ideas, 4hOnline, YQCA, Fair Entry, County Fair resources and more! 

If you/your child requires special accommodations to participate in 4-H events/club activities/county fair, please see the complete Accommodation Request process at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/reasonable-accommodation-practices.  An Accommodation Request Form is available from that link or from the Washington County Extension Office and due no later than 30 days prior to the event or activity. Submitting a request for accommodation on shorter notice may reduce or limit county extension’s ability to implement the accommodations.   

Clover Kids Corner Newsletter

4-H County Council

County Council is a group of Washington County 4-H'ers in grades 10-12.  The group provides input into the county 4-H program, plans and carries out county-wide activities for youth, and provides leadership opportunities.  County Council members are ambassadors of the 4-H program and are positive role models for younger 4-H members.

Check out pictures on our   Washington County 4-H Facebook page of County Council events, as well as other events the County Council helps with!

*Last names are withheld for security purposes.

4-H & Youth Committee

4-H & Youth Committee is a group of adults who help plan and carry out 4-H and youth programming in Washington County.  Members of County Council also serve on this committee.  The committee are ambassadors of the 4-H program.

4-H & Youth Committee members : 

  • Jason Anderson
  • Kathleen Brinning
  • Ashley Conrad
  • Lindsay Crawford
  • Karen Dennler
  • Kathy Dolan
  • Melinda Eakins
  • Kim Farrell
  • Barbie Ford
  • Theresa Hora
  • Dan Northup
  • Tye Rinner
  • Stephanie Sexton
  • Randy Stalder
  • Jeremy Statler
  • Julie Stout
  • Mike Todd
  • Bret West

4-H Endowment

The Washington County 4-H Endowment fund is intended for youth programming in Washington County.  When the fund reaches a specified amount of money, the interest can be used for 4-H programming.  All donated money stays in Washington County.  For more information on how to be a 4-H Endowment donor, contact the Washington County Extension Office.

4-H Endowment donors holding framed certificates

Washington County 4-H Endowment donors are recognized at the annual 4-H Award Family Fun Night.