4-H

Welcome to Iowa County 4-H!

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization. In Wisconsin, more than 69,000 youth are involved with 4-H and other UW-Madison Division of Extension youth programs. 4-H programming aims to engage youth in activities to increase their leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Our programs center on the 4 H’s: head, heart, hands, and health. This is the foundation for everything we do.

Wisconsin 4-H has over 8,500 volunteers who serve as mentors for 4-H youth. They help provide a safe, engaging place for youth to take risks, practice their independence, and master new skills. Research shows there are many benefits to being involved in 4-H. 4-H youth are four times more likely to make contributions to their communities, two times more likely to be civically active, two times more likely to participate in out-of-school science programs, and two times more likely to make healthier choices.

4-H provides opportunities for youth to learn the life skills they need to be responsible adults, such as making good choices, leadership, public speaking, goal setting, planning and organizing, working as a team, written communication, and managing change.  In 4-H, volunteers help youth plan and conduct meetings, projects, and activities and guide youth as they learn new skills.

Membership in 4-H is open to youth in kindergarten through age 19.

Iowa County 4-H News & Announcements:


Upcoming Events:

January
6 Last Day to Register for Cloverbud and Grade 3-6 Discovery Boxes
9 7pm Virtual Animal Science: Quiz and Knowledge Teams
15 Camp Counselor Training, 2-4pm at the Platteville Public Library
15 Archery Practice, 4-6pm at the Tri-County Archery Club, Platteville
17 Cloverbud Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
23 Leaders Association/Council Meeting (if needed), 7pm at HHS Building
24 Grade 3-6 Box Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
31 Cloverbud Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
February
4 Project Learning Day, 9 to noon at HHS Building, Dodgeville
6 Virtual Animal Science: Beef Evaluation and Cookery, 7pm
7 Grade 3-6 Box Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
12 Archery Practice, 4-6pm at the Tri-County Archery Club, Platteville
14 Cloverbud Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
20 March/April Clover Connection Newsletter Article Deadline
21 Grade 3-6 Box Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
25 State Dairy Quiz Bowl, Green Bay
28 Cloverbud Discovery Box ZOOM, 6pm
March
1 International 4-H Summer Inbound Host Applications DUE
6 Virtual Animal Science: Reproduction Technologies, 7pm
12 Archery Practice, 4-6pm at the Tri-County Archery Club, Platteville
15 Wisconsin 4-H Scholarships Applications DUE, 5pm
19 Day in Arts, 1pm at Mineral Point High School
25 Livestock Quiz Bowl, UW-Madison
27 Leaders Association Meeting, 7pm at HHS Building
TBD Iowa County Fair Beef Steer ID and Weigh-In
TBD Horse Kick Off Meeting
TBD State 4-H Art Beat, Grades 3-5, Upham Woods Wisconsin Dells

4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $20,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2023.  To be considered for financial support, applications will be accepted starting December 15, 2022, and must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00 pm.

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth through 4-H, development and leadership in 4-H, academic performance and future educational goals.

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years; should have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college, or technical school during the 2023-2024 academic school year.  Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 4-H Foundation scholarship.

For more information, visit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship website here: https://wis4hfoundation.org/scholarships/.  A printable information sheet can be found here.


Recent Clover Connection Newsletters

If you have any questions regarding 4-H in Iowa County, please contact:

Sarah Weier
Iowa County 4-H Youth Educator
303 W Chapel Street, Ste 1200
Dodgeville, WI  53533
(608) 930-9850 – Phone
(608) 935-0328 – Fax