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National 4-H Week

HANCOCK COUNTY | 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 7-13.

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, hosted over 700 youth in 53 workshops from September 2017 through August 2018.

They are 358 youth who are involved in a club experience – either our community clubs, LEGO leagues, after-school 4-H clubs, or Clover Kids.

4-H member Kollin Hanson said, “I love that 4-H gives me the opportunity to explore so many different things.

"From programming robots to showing rabbits, 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? Hancock County 4-H has community clubs that do various activities and service projects. They have project specific clubs that build robots, learn shooting sports, train dogs, and ride horses. 4th-12th grade participate in community or project clubs. They have 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

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