4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities. Help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week October 1-7.

4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 100 county extension districts and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery, livestock and horticulture. Youth have fun while gaining valuable skills in communication and the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.

In Hancock County 4-H served 501 youth in 39 workshops through January – August 2017. A total of 284 youth were involved in a club experience – either in community clubs, LEGO leagues, afterschool 4-H clubs or Clover Kids.

“I love that 4-H gives me the opportunity to explore so many different things,” 4-H member Caleb Renner said. “From programming robots to showing pigs, and from speaking on the radio to building and creating fair exhibits at club meetings: 4-H offers a LOT of opportunities.”

Does 4-H sound like a program you would like your child to participate in? Community clubs do various activities and service projects. There are project specific clubs that build robots, learn shooting sports, train dogs and ride horses. Fourth-twelfth grade students participate in community or project clubs. There are Clover Kid opportunities for K-3rd graders.

If you would like more information about the 4-H program please contact the Hancock County Extension Office at 641-923-2856 or xhancock@iastate.edu

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