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

Fair Entries: Entries for the Iowa County Fair are due by August 1st.  Late entries will be charged a $100 late entry fee.  See the July-August Clover Connection newsletter for information on how to enter projects.

Swine Project Clinic: There will be a Swine Project clinic on July 24th from 9:00am to noon at the Iowa County Fairgrounds (in the Schimming Building).  See the July-August Clover Connection newsletter for more information.

Clothing Preview & Foods Review: If you wish to participate in the Clothing Preview or the Foods Review, please enter Foods Review Department 25 and/or Clothing Preview Department 26 with your fair entries at https://fairentry.com by August 1st.  Entrants will receive more information closer to the events.  Please note the dates to accommodate judges, which may be different than announced dates in previous  calendars:

  • Foods Review: August 16th at 6:30pm at Exhibit Building, Iowa County Fair
  • Clothing Preview: August 23rd at 6:00pm at Exhibit Building, Iowa County Fair

Recent Clover Connection Newsletters

 

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

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