800 baby chicks, uncountable cheeps, and happy 4-H families… these are the tell-tale signs of fair season approaching. Black Hawk County 4-H is excited to have 18 4-H youth and 2 adult volunteers from 11 4-H families participating in the annual “Broiler Chick Project”. Our broiler chick project is unique as 4-H’ers have the opportunity to … Continue reading Over 1,000 pounds of poultry donated…and counting with BHC 4-H!
What is the last goal you set while trying something new? I do not mean the kind of goal some set like, “I’m going to wake up 30 minutes early to work out for the next month”. The kind of goal I am talking about are specific and lesson oriented…more like, “I want to learn … Continue reading Setting Goals with BHC 4-H, Why and How?
Why should you wear a helmet when you ride a bike? What does being safe while mowing the lawn look like? What are do you say if you have to call 9-1-1 during an emergency? These are all questions that were answered by volunteers and professionals at Hudson Elementary at Farm Safety Day in May. … Continue reading Farm Safety Day-Lessons to Remember!
Here is your dose of trivia for the day! Are you ready? Where can you find canoeing, new friends, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fourth-sixth graders? The answer is simple with Black Hawk County 4-H! Region 9 4-H Counties (Black Hawk, Butler, Bremer, Grundy, Tama, and Grundy) are holding their annual 4-H Junior Camp once … Continue reading 4-H Junior Camp Offers a Unique Experience
Black Hawk County 4-H is proud to offer SIX challenge classes to the public for the 2017 year! The following classes are open for area community members to enter: Fairy Garden Challenge, Thumbprint Cookie Challenge, Place Setting for One Challenge, “Churches of Iowa” Photography Challenge, Emoji Challenge, and Repurposed Challenge! The Black Hawk County Fair … Continue reading Black Hawk County Fair challenges YOU to take part!
Black Hawk County 4-H AmeriCorps will host a “Snacks & More!” workshop on May 31 from 5:00-7:00 PM. The workshop will be held at BHC Extension and Outreach on University Avenue, Waterloo. All youth are welcome to register to participate. Youth grades K-12 are welcome to join the workshop for lessons in food and nutrition. … Continue reading Snacks & More-join us!
Black Hawk County 4-H’s Summer Day Camp dates have been coordinated for 2017. Day Camps are open to all area and community youth. Kindergarten, First, Second Grade Youth: Kindergarten through Second Graders can join the 4-H STEM Intern and Volunteers for an Island Adventure on June 12 (Waterloo), June 19 (Elk Run Heights), June 20 … Continue reading 4-H Brings Summer Day Camps to YOU-th!
May means many things to many people- the end of the school year for tired teachers, time to plant for farmers and gardeners alike, and for my family: our annual trip to Black Hawk County 4-H’s Sheep and Goat weigh in. For the nearly 14 years, my parents, siblings and I loaded up into the … Continue reading BHC 4-H’s Flocks of 4-H’ers, Goats, and Lambs!
With the weather cool and rain in the forecast, it was the perfect day for a craft! Black Hawk County 4-H hosted a Sewing Skills workshop on April 29th from 9:00-11:00 AM. At the workshop, which was free, 4-H and non-4-H participants created aprons out of button down shirts and nifty button bookmarks out of … Continue reading Sewing Success
Black Hawk County 4-H'ers, it is time to place your chick orders!