Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

Black steer
November 12, 2019

4-H & FFA beef project members are reminded of the Market Beef Weigh-In to be held Saturday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Kalona Sale Barn. Listen to KCII (106.1) for cancellation notice if weather is bad. Tentative snow makeup date is set for December 21.  

skate
December 11, 2019

The Washington 4-H County Council will host a 4-H Skating Party on Sunday, January 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Wellman Skating Rink. The Skating Party is open to all 4-H’ers, families, and friends. The cost is $4 to skate. Come, have fun movin’ and groovin’ and meet new friends at the 4-H Skating Party. 

Christina Hixson Award
November 13, 2019

The Christina Hixson Opportunity Award provides awards to high school seniors from each of Iowa’s counties. These awards are designed to demonstrate Iowa State University’s commitment to the student potential that exists in various ways beyond the measures of class rank or standardized test scores. The Christina Hixson program provides each recipient with a half-tuition grants (estimated value of $17,000 over eight semesters) to be used at Iowa State University.    Click here to apply.

livestock judging
November 12, 2019

Washington County 4-H has had both state and national level success in the livestock judging project area and they are ready to take on a new competitive edge by offering winter workouts December – May. All 4-H’ers are invited to be a part of these practice learning sessions for one or all.  Click here for flyer.

Gene Mohling
September 27, 2019

Gene Mohling, extension regional director, was one of nine extension professionals honored during the university's annual awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 23 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.  Gene Mohling, director for ISU Extension and Outreach Region 15, received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program. The honor is named for Ralph K Bliss, the director of extension from 1912 to 1946.

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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