Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

May 15
April 15, 2018

Members MUST ENTER their 4-H animal projects into 4hOnline by May 15 to be eligible to show at the county fair. Animals that attend a pre-fair weigh-in are entered by Extension staff after the specific weigh-ins, but ALL OTHER animals must be entered BY THE FAMILIES. (dog, horse, pet, rabbits, breeding livestock, etc). Poultry are not required to meet this deadline.

sheep weigh-in
April 15, 2018

4-H/FFA sheep and goat exhibitors need to mark these dates for the official weigh-in and start dates to their projects. Goat weigh-in is May 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the goat barn. Lambs will weigh-in on May 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the sheep barn.

Summer camps
April 11, 2018

The Washington County Extension Office has 23 individual day camp opportunities called Clover University for PreK through middle school youth. The camps are being offered this year in Ainsworth, Riverside, Kalona, Keota and Washington. Registration forms will be out in the schools after April 13. Click here for flyer.  Click here for registration form.

pancakes and more
April 10, 2018

Washington County 4-H will host a Pancakes & More Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 28 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall. All proceeds will go towards the 4-H enrollment fees for Washington County 4-Hers.  Click here for flyer.

Black steer
March 15, 2018

An IJBBA sanctioned open cattle show will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This event is open to youth of all ages up to 21. To exhibit at this show, there are no requirements to be a member of the IJBBA or a member of 4-H. IJBBA members will receive points.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • 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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