Agriculture

Ag Informer – Time to Celebrate National 4-H Week

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Delaware County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Opportunity4All. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country  ̶  from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities  ̶  are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.

Kicking off 4-H week was the 4-H breakfast hosted by the Hoptown Hurricanes 4-H Club on October 2nd at the Community Center in Hopkinton.

Delaware County 4-H clubs will be participating in a Hay Bale Decorating Contest. Be on the lookout for these hay bales throughout Delaware County. Pictures of each club’s decorated hay bale will be posted on the Delaware County 4-H Facebook page for the public to vote on their favorite.

On Wednesday, October 5th all 4-H members, volunteers, and supporters are encouraged to participate in #wearGREENwednesday. Show your 4-H spirit that day by wearing your favorite 4-H shirt!

In Delaware County more than 450 4-H and Clover Kids youth and 200 volunteers from the community are involved in 4 H. Delaware County is one of the largest 4-H programs in the state of Iowa! 4-H gives youth the opportunity to make friends, master skills, gain independence, give back to others, and have fun! Youth in grades 4th through 12th can join 4-H and work with caring adults to reach their full potential in life. Now is the perfect time to join 4-H in Delaware County. If you are interested in joining 4-H contact the Delaware County Extension Office, 563-927-4201.

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