Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

washing a sheep
May 29, 2019

Area 4-H’ers and FFA members involved in the sheep project area are invited to the Washington County 4-H Sheep Clinic on June 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The 4-H sheep department continues to expand and offer educational opportunities to improve and further develop the sheep projects for youth in Washington County.

Clover running
May 16, 2019

June 23 community members, runners, walkers, 4-H’ers, friends, family, alumni and volunteers will hit the Washington County fairgrounds running, walking and mudding for fun and health. The 4-H ELITE Project Team invites all to the inaugural Farm Tough Challenge June 23 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This event is a 5k or 1 mile obstacle and mud course on the fairgrounds.  Flyer.

Clover University
April 10, 2019

The Washington County Extension Office has 18 individual day camp opportunities called Clover University for PreK through middle school youth. The camps are being offered this year in Ainsworth, Riverside, Kalona, and Washington. Camp flyers will be sent out to the schools week of April 15.

July 1
June 20, 2019

Washington County 4-H/FFA members, leaders, and parents are reminded of the July 1 fair entry deadline. Read on for more information on what is due July 1.

June 20, 2019

All 2019 Iowa State Fair 4-H livestock and horticulture entries must be completed online through Fair Entry. Any 4-H member wishing to exhibit livestock or horticulture at the State Fair must complete the entry process online by July 1 at https://iowastatefair4hlivestock.fairentry.com .

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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