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Warren County Extension & 4-H

Warren County Extension & 4-H Positive youth development viewing young people as vital resources with assets and potential to be developed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Warren County Extension provides resources to help you improve your life with financial tips, community-building programs and health information.

All Iowans, no matter your jobs or interests, can benefit from this wealth of information. Take the initiative to improve your daily life: start a project; check rental rates; become a Master Gardener; or join 4-H for opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life.

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We had such a great time yesterday for our Spring is Coming workshop at the New Virginia Public Library ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑThank you to ...
03/17/2022

We had such a great time yesterday for our Spring is Coming workshop at the New Virginia Public Library ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ

Thank you to everyone who came and a big thanks to the Library for having us there!

Important information regarding YQCA! If you have questions please call our office at 515-961-6237 or email warren4h@ias...
03/14/2022

Important information regarding YQCA! If you have questions please call our office at 515-961-6237 or email [email protected].

โ€ผ๏ธThe YQCA program will be transitioning to a new platform on March 23. 4-H members need to login to their YQCA account and DOWNLOAD/SAVE and/or PRINT their current certificates AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!โ€ผ๏ธ

Current certificates will not be accessible after March 22.

Once the new site launches on March 23, youth can go to www.yqcaprogram.org, create their new account, and upload their certificate so it records it in the new system.

03/11/2022

๐Ÿ€ Cassandra Mosher ๐Ÿ€
Volunteer | Warren County | 14 year involvement

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ’-๐‡?
My dad enrolled me as a kid and I haven't given it up since!

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ’-๐‡ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ?
4-H has taught me valuable life skills such as public speaking. I love how members can grow so much from partaking in 4-H programs. As a leader, my favorite thing is to watch their skills develop over the years.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐Ÿ’-๐‡ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ?
Showing at the county fair in static and livestock exhibits.

"The 4-H program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. They have something for each person! Some are behind the scenes and some are hands-on. There's certainly an opportunity for you to serve the youth. Don't be afraid to reach out to your local county extension office - the 4-H world is very welcoming!"

The Clover Kids Night Out is scheduled for April 7th from 6:00-7:30pm at the Extension Office! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ€Cost will be $5 before ...
03/11/2022

The Clover Kids Night Out is scheduled for April 7th from 6:00-7:30pm at the Extension Office! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ€

Cost will be $5 before April 1st and after will be $10. Payment can be made via cash, check or card.

To register: please email [email protected] or call our office at 515-961-6237.

Great opportunity for those youth interested in tractor projects!
03/10/2022

Great opportunity for those youth interested in tractor projects!

Did you know? ๐Ÿค”

International Harvester (IH) Collectorโ€™s Club Award Program is a great opportunity for Iowa 4-H youth. All Iowa State Fair 4-H exhibits that are associated with the International Harvester brand family qualify for this additional award sponsored by the IH Collector's Club. Participants will provide information related to their project goals, processes, problem solving, expenses and learning for an opportunity to win a monetary award. ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ€

Learn more and register your exhibit for consideration โžก๏ธ https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/international-harvester-collectors-club-award-program

We will be at the New Virginia Public Library on Wednesday, March 16th for our Spring is Coming Workshop! We hope to see...
03/09/2022

We will be at the New Virginia Public Library on Wednesday, March 16th for our Spring is Coming Workshop!

We hope to see you there! ๐ŸŽ‰

We invite Kindergarten through 3rd graders to join us for a Dirt-N-Worms workshop on Monday, March 28th from 4:00-5:00pm...
03/09/2022

We invite Kindergarten through 3rd graders to join us for a Dirt-N-Worms workshop on Monday, March 28th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Warren County Extension. K-3rd graders will learn about worms and even get their hands dirty!

Clover Kid enrollment is not required, so all are welcome. The workshop will be $10 per youth. Pre-registration is required, please register here https://form.jotform.com/warren4h/dirt-n-worms.

Our office is closed today (3/7) due to inclement weather.
03/07/2022

Our office is closed today (3/7) due to inclement weather.

There are still spots available! Join us for a fun packed day of building leadership skills. Email warren4h@iastate.edu ...
03/05/2022

There are still spots available! Join us for a fun packed day of building leadership skills. Email [email protected] to register.

The Lucky Charms 4-H Club using their hands for larger service! The club packaged meals on Tuesday for Meals from the He...
03/04/2022

The Lucky Charms 4-H Club using their hands for larger service! The club packaged meals on Tuesday for Meals from the Heartland. Way to go Lucky Charms! ๐Ÿ€

Mark your calendars for the Iowa 4-H Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series!Iowa 4-H Youth Development is offering a Volunteer L...
03/03/2022

Mark your calendars for the Iowa 4-H Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series!

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is offering a Volunteer Lunch & Learn series January through April 2022! The lunch & learn series consists of four brief 15-20 minute Zoom sessions that will dive into topics that you can apply into your role as a 4-H volunteer with your clubs and programs. Marchโ€™s session is focused on accommodations-information and tips on making 4-H accessible for all.๐Ÿ€

To join via Zoom on March [email protected] Noon Zoom link: http://go.iastate.edu/R0BG6A

Happy March 1st! ๐ŸŽ‰Itโ€™s the start of Read Across Iowa month and we are so excited to celebrate with you all! Youโ€™ll find ...
03/01/2022

Happy March 1st! ๐ŸŽ‰

Itโ€™s the start of Read Across Iowa month and we are so excited to celebrate with you all!

Youโ€™ll find our grab & go kits at our Extension Office and at your local library in Warren County. These kits include a book with an activity to go along with it! The target ages would be K-5th grade.

If you pick up a kit this month, send us a picture or let us know where you picked it up from! We would love to see you all enjoy them.

Read some helpful tips on selecting successful houseplants! ๐ŸŒฑ
02/24/2022

Read some helpful tips on selecting successful houseplants! ๐ŸŒฑ

*UPDATE*Our office will now be closed today.Due to the weather, Warren County Extension and Outreach will be opening tod...
02/22/2022

*UPDATE*

Our office will now be closed today.

Due to the weather, Warren County Extension and Outreach will be opening today at 11:00 am. Thank you!

There are just a few spots left!! ๐ŸŽ‰We invite Kindergarten through 3rd graders to join us for a Healthy Hearts workshop o...
02/21/2022

There are just a few spots left!! ๐ŸŽ‰

We invite Kindergarten through 3rd graders to join us for a Healthy Hearts workshop on Monday, February 28th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Warren County Extension.

Clover Kid enrollment is not required, so all are welcome. The workshop will be $10 per youth and payment can be made by cash, check or card in our office or by mailing a check to 200 W 2nd Ave Indianola, IA 50125.

Pre-registration is required, please register here: https://form.jotform.com/warren4h/healthy-hearts. If you arenโ€™t able to register online, please call our office at 515-961-6237.

02/18/2022

๐Ÿ€ Sasha McCoy ๐Ÿ€
Warren County | 8 year 4-H member

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ’-๐‡?
My older sisters were in 4-H so I got to see all the fun activities and projects they did in 4-H when I was growing up. I wanted to be a part of that and be able to experience and make memories that they did through 4-H.

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ’-๐‡ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ?
4-H has pushed me out of my comfort zone. With being able to talk in front of a crowd and being comfortable working with others. 4-H has given me many life skills that I will need in the future.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐จ๐ฐ๐š ๐Ÿ’-๐‡?
I have learned many communication skills like public speaking. I have also learned how to work and communicate with others clearly. I have learned how to properly lead and execute a group of people in a project.

The annual Rabbit/Cavy workshop will be held on February 22nd at the Warren County Extension office starting at 6:30pm. ...
02/17/2022

The annual Rabbit/Cavy workshop will be held on February 22nd at the Warren County Extension office starting at 6:30pm.

Topics to be covered include: what to look for when purchasing a rabbit/cavy, understanding of different breeds, basic care, equipment, and other items needed to care for these animals. This workshop is not required to exhibit at the Warren County Fair, but is a great opportunity to learn, ask questions, and meet other 4-Hโ€™ers in this project area! An additional workshop for preparing rabbits/cavy for county fair will be provided later this spring.

If interested in attending, please RSVP by calling the Extension office at 515-961-6237.

Timeline photos
02/16/2022

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If you are interested in agriculture AND innovation, we have just the program for you! ๐Ÿคฉ

AgOvation is a research-based competition that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ€

Youth in grades 7-12 work in teams of 2 to 5 to develop a project and create a presentation to share their results, findings and/or created solution/product. The top three teams are awarded scholarship money for post-secondary education.

Learn more and register now โžก https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/agovation

The Warren County Intermediate Leadership Team coordinated a county wide service project of creating Valentines cards an...
02/14/2022

The Warren County Intermediate Leadership Team coordinated a county wide service project of creating Valentines cards and distributing them to the local Care Centers in Warren County.

Thank you to Intermediate Leadership Team for putting this project together and thank you to all the Warren County 4-H members who helped decorate Valentines.โค๏ธ

Intermediate Leadership Team is excited to offer Kitchen Craft Workshops again this year! Youth will learn about food sa...
02/14/2022

Intermediate Leadership Team is excited to offer Kitchen Craft Workshops again this year! Youth will learn about food safety, cross contamination, and food preparation.

Spots are limited! Register by calling our office at 515-961-6237 or emailing [email protected].

Build your leadership skills over spring break by joining us for our activity packed Leadership Camp! 4-H enrollment is ...
02/11/2022

Build your leadership skills over spring break by joining us for our activity packed Leadership Camp! 4-H enrollment is not required, so bring your friends!

Register by calling our office at 515-961-6237 or email [email protected].

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Warren County Sheep and Goat Weigh in!๐Ÿ€
02/10/2022

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Warren County Sheep and Goat Weigh in!๐Ÿ€

๐ŸšจJoin our Team! ๐ŸšจWarren County Extension and Outreach is looking for an Office Assistant/Assistant Bookkeeper!Completed ...
02/09/2022

๐ŸšจJoin our Team! ๐Ÿšจ

Warren County Extension and Outreach is looking for an Office Assistant/Assistant Bookkeeper!

Completed application and materials need to be submitted by February 23rd at 12:00 pm to [email protected]

More information and application:
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/warren

Reminder: Poultry Workshop this Saturday! Let us know if you plan to attend by calling our office or emailing warren4h@i...
02/08/2022

Reminder: Poultry Workshop this Saturday! Let us know if you plan to attend by calling our office or emailing [email protected].

Join us for a workshop designed to teach you how to get started in Poultry Exhibition!

Learn about selecting breeds for Breeding Pair, Production and Market classes, where and when to purchase. We will also discuss how to care for poultry, preparing for the show, Pullorum testing and Showmanship. You will also learn how to enter your birds in the appropriate categories. The Market Broiler and Roaster auction will also be discussed. Information on the Open Class show will be presented.

For more information or to RSVP, please call the Extension office at 515-961-6237.

The 2022 Spring Commercial Continuing Instruction Course dates are listed below. All courses will be held at the Warren ...
02/04/2022

The 2022 Spring Commercial Continuing Instruction Course dates are listed below. All courses will be held at the Warren County Extension Office.

Registration is required, so please call our office at 515-961-6237.

Mark your calendars for the Iowa 4-H Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series! Iowa 4-H Youth Development is offering a Volunteer ...
02/03/2022

Mark your calendars for the Iowa 4-H Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series!

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is offering a Volunteer Lunch & Learn series January through April 2022! The lunch & learn series consists of four brief 15-20 minute Zoom sessions that will dive into topics that you can apply into your role as a 4-H volunteer with your clubs and programs. Februaryโ€™s session is focused on incorporating themes and projects into your club.๐Ÿ€

To join via Zoom on February [email protected] Noon Zoom link: http://go.iastate.edu/R0BG6A

If you have gently used shoes that you don't wear anymore bring them to the Extension Office! There will be boxes to col...
02/02/2022

If you have gently used shoes that you don't wear anymore bring them to the Extension Office! There will be boxes to collect the shoes of any size at the office from Tuesday, Feb. 1st through Monday, Feb. 14th. Please place a rubber band around the shoes to keep them together.

The shoes will be donated to the non-profit Soles for Souls and given to those in need and/or sent to Haiti and Honduras for people to start small business so they can be self-sufficient. The drive is hosted by Sasha McCoy a Carlisle Trail Blazers 4-H member. If you have questions contact Sasha at 515-442-6976.

Address

200 West 2nd Ave.
Indianola, IA
50125

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12:30pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 12:30pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 12:30pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 12:30pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 12:30pm

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(515) 961-6237

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