Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

Winter Fair
January 28, 2019

The Friends of the Fair announce the first Washington WINTER County Fair on March 2. During the 2018 county fair, the chainsaw carving auction was cancelled due to the Thursday night storm. The proceeds from that auction go towards 4-H enrollment fees and are critical to the 4-H budget. This “Washington Winter County Fair” event is a great opportunity to gather Fair friends to enjoy time together without chores and a busy fair schedule—and enjoy a night out together and give to Washington County 4-H.  Click here for flyer.

girl in kitchen
February 15, 2019

Kids in the Kitchen is an afterschool club to teach members to have kitchen sense and safety while they learn about the major food groups and making healthy choices for their growing bodies. Members will explore the tasty fun of the kitchen through new recipes each week.

February 15, 2019

The 4-H After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the March and April Sessions. This science club is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade. Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1.

horse driving team
February 13, 2019

With assistance from the Horse & Pony 4-H Club parents, leaders and the Southeast Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association the 1st annual 4-H Horse Driving Clinic will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This event will be held in conjunction with the 4-H Pancakes and More Breakfast on the fairgrounds April 20.

flames
January 31, 2019

The Washington County Extension Office, 4-H & Youth Committee and the County Council are sponsoring 4-H Fire Up!, a meeting for 4-H members and parents/guardians. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 24, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.

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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