4-H Clubs 4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and much more by allowing youth to use the skillls they learn to make a positive difference in their communities. 4-H clubs are open to youth in grades 4 through 12. Please contact our office to learn more about the clubs and opportunities listed below. Badger Builders Leaders: Jillian Herndon Location: Fort Dodge area Elkhorn Eagles Leader: Amy Jaeschke Location: Moorland Area Johnson Jaguars Leaders: Becky Aquino & Heather Wittrock Location: Clare area C/C Sidekicks Leaders: Deb Shelton & Alma Boro Location: Fort Dodge Area Elkhorn Earlybirds Leaders: Mary Rethwisch, Megan Eastman Location: Callender area Washington Winners Leaders: Jennifer Hess & Guy Miller Location: Duncombe Area Dayton Tigers Leaders: Kerry Rees, Mary Eslick, & Beth Peterson Location: Dayton area Gowrie Groundbreakers Leaders: Marsha Farnham & Patricia Wanat Location: Gowrie area Douglas Dreamers Leaders: Linda Cline, Chris Tiernan, & Kelsy Urlis Location: Fort Dodge area International Culture Club Leader: Jolene Hays Location: Fort Dodge Senior High Project Area Meetings Once a member is enrolled in 4-H, lots of opportunities are available. Webster County 4-H is fortunate to have many great volunteers ready to teach local 4-H club members about many project areas. Aerospace Project Leaders: Colleen Eslick, Shawn Lawler, & Matt Lundberg About: Build and launch model rockets. Learn about flight, space, and more! Meetings: begin in the spring to order and build rockets. A safety launch is held prior to the competition launch before fair. Goat Superintendents: Heather Stewart & Katie Walrod About: Weigh-in animals in the spring. All sexually intact goats must have a Scrapie tag to exhibit. Animals must be ID'd by May 15 to exhibit. Meetings: TBD Rabbit Hopping Interim Leader: Samantha Smith About: Also known as rabbit show jumping or rabbit agility is an animal sport where animals are led through a course by their owners, modeled after horse show jumping. Animals must follow ID requirements. Meetings: Begin in May. A minimum attendance of three meetings and training sessions will be required for fair eligibility. Beef Superintendent: Aaron Martin About: Market weigh-in held in December, IDs due in Jauary. Breeding IDs due no later than May 15. Horse Leaders: Jenny Eckert, Patrick Greve, Justin & Shanna Egli, Susie McDonald, Danielle Condon About: Learn about care & grooming, horsemanship, and riding your animal. Horses must be ID'd by May 15th in order to show. Meetings: Start in spring. To exhibit, 4-Hers must attend 2 arena meetings with their horse, stay for the duration of the presented program at the meetings. Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) About: Learn safe, responsible use of firearms equipment including sound decision-making, self-discipline, and concentration. Promote highest safety standards, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior. Rifle Leaders: Guy Miller, Matt Lundberg, & Richard Eslick Meetings: Start in September. Shotgun Leaders: Justin Ford & Ron Webb Meetings: Start in May. Each lesson will start with a safety overview followed by a range session. Must be 11 years old to participate and 12 to compete in competitions. Cat, Pet, & Hobby animals Project Leaders: Linda Cline & Karen Hayes About: Learn more about your pets. Members will learn about costs, equipment, care, feeding, and more. Animals must be ID'd to exhibit at fair. Meetings: Begin in the spring. 4-Hers must attend at least one meeting to exhibit at fair. Poultry Project Leader: Anna Lewandowski About: Learn more about your animals and their care. To exhibit birds at fair, they must be pullorum tested and ID'd by the announced deadline. Meetings: Start in February. To participate in fair, members must attend at least 2 project meetings, pullorum testing, and barn clean-up. Sheep Superintendent: Jim Rees About: Weigh-in animals in the spring. All ewes and rams will need the scrapie tag to participate. Animals must be ID'd to exhibit at the fair. Dog Project Leaders: Jennie Dencklau & Katie Schelle About: Learn about care and grooming, obedience, and handling. Dogs must have a current rabies certificate and be ID'd by May 15 to exhibit at fair. Meetings: Start in the winter 2-3 times per month. 4-Hers wanting to exhibit at fair must attend at least 2 meetings with their dog(s). Rabbit: Project Leaders: Samantha Smith & Pam Speck About: Learn about the care and maintenance of your animals. Rabbits must be ID'd to exhibit at fair. Meetings: begin in February. Members must attend at least 2 meetings, tattoo day, and barn clean up day in order to be eligible to show at the fair. Swine Superintendents: Paul Johnson & Josh Carlson About: Exhibitors must contact the office to obtain ear tags and ID animals prior to the May 15 Deadline for fair eligiblitiy.