Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

Fair Judging
June 16, 2021

The Washington County Fair Livestock Judging Contest is Monday, July 19 starting at 12:30 p.m.  Teams should check in at the main show ring announcer stand at noon.

On your own and okay logo
May 24, 2021

U.S. Census data shows that 7 million school-age children across the nation are left home alone after school and during the summer months. Fifteen states have laws defining a set age or age range for when a child can be left home alone. Iowa has no set age.

Farm Safety Day Group Picture
May 18, 2021

109 Stewart Elementary second graders participated in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held on Thursday, May 13 hosted by Washington County Extension & Outreach.

Jr 4-Hers at Crooked Creek
April 7, 2021

Washington County 4-H is excited to open registration for a modified version of the traditional regional 4-H Jr Camp hosted each year. 

Washington County 4-Her showing sheep
April 7, 2021

These workshops are open to all 4-Hers and FFA members who plan to exhibit sheep at the Washington County Fair.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

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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