Winneshiek County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

March 23, 2020

The ISU Extension and Outreach office in Winneshiek County is now closed to the public due to Covid-19 until further notice. We are still here to serve you by phone, 563-382-2949, or email. Stay healthy everyone!

March 17, 2020

A scholarship, in memory of Erbie and Gerry Steffens, is being offered for Winneshiek County 4-H/FFA members!

April 8, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's recommendations the June 2020 Region 4 Intermediate Summer Adventure Trip has been canceled.

Your county staff will be contacting you to issue refunds.

March 11, 2020

The National 4-H Council introduced a new application season for the 4-H Youth in Action program. From now until April 27, youth can share their stories of developing passion, finding purpose, and inspiring others for a chance to earn a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2020

Registration is open to youth entering 4th-8th grade (2020-2021 school year) and who are enrolled in 4-H. At camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the SESS program by trying new skills, meeting new friends, and making connections with County Shooting Sports Clubs. Hunter safety training will be provided at this camp. Opportunities to develop skills in Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, and Wildlife will be provided at this overnight camp.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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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