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Horse Bingo -- Vibrant Clubs
For an equine enthusiast, there are horse terms that are important and necessary for any horse and their handler to communicate with others in the equine industry. Play Horse Bingo to learn horse jargon by defining commonly used terms for describing, grooming, and showing horses in 4-H. Bingo is a fun game of chance played on a scorecard that’s made up of 25 squares — if you get 5 squares in a row, you win!
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Horse Facts Game Show -- Vibrant Clubs
This game teaches youth some basic facts about horse care, colors, markings, tack, and riding classes. Horse care includes the basic needs of housing, nutrition, hygiene, and disease management. To use a horse for showing, one must identify the horse using colors and markings. In addition, youth need to know how to place the correct tack on the horses for riding or showing. Play the game by identifying images related to caring for and showing horses.
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Horse Communication -- Vibrant Clubs
Communication uses natural aids to encourage the horse to execute an action. For example, you use your legs, hands, and seat to ask the horse to walk forward. Voice or talking to a horse is also a natural aid but not allowed in many show ring classes. Simon Says is a great activity to keep youth busy and active. Play Simon Says to learn about cues to communicate with horses.
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Guidelines for Care of Animals in a Public Setting
4-H members participating in livestock shows have a chance to practice responsible behavior while taking care of their animals and themselves. 4-H members need to work cooperatively to provide an environment that meets the needs of exhibit animals and is conducive to encouraging the public to view exhibits.
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Iowa 4-H - Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State and Interstate Shows
This publication has two purposes:
(1) to summarize regulations relating to exhibiting animals at 4-H shows, and
(2) to provide additional suggestions for staff members and county program committees as they plan 4-H shows.

It is the expectation that all 4-H shows will comply with the regulations in this publication. Shows may have rules that are more restrictive but not less restrictive than state rules.
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Bird Watching -- On the Go Lesson
Make a birdseed feeder to watch birds in your own backyard.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.
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Animal Game Show -- Vibrant Clubs
This game teaches youth some basic fun facts about animals. All animals have formal names for males and females, groups of the same species, the act of giving birth, and even what their babies are called.

Use the provided Animal Facts Game Show PowerPoint with a projector to host your own interactive game show.
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Glowing Germs -- On the Go Lesson
The health of your animals is very important. Whether on the farm or at a show, you should be mindful of diseases that could make your animal very sick. But what about the diseases that can make your animal sick and can also make you sick? In this activity, you will see how easily germs can spread between you and your animal.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Biosecurity Charades -- On the Go Lesson
The health of your animals is very important. Whether on the farm or at a show, you should be mindful of the actions you take to keep your animal healthy. This charades activity is a great way for you to model the steps you should be taking when you are around your animals!

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Gelatin and Meat Protein -- On the Go Lesson
What is meat? Meat is made up of muscle fiber, connective tissue and fat. Muscle fibers are comprised of protein. Proteins are made up of many chains of amino acids. When you eat meat, the digestive juices in your stomach and intestine break down the meat protein into basic units called amino acids. The amino acids then can be reused to make proteins for your own body. When meat is cooked, a chemical reaction occurs, and the protein is denatured or changed. Use gelatin to explore this concept.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Chicken Clucker -- On the Go Lesson
Iowa is a diverse agriculture state and is the top producer in corn, soybeans, swine, and eggs in the nation! Iowa hens laid nearly 16 billion eggs each year. That means Iowa farmers are responsible for producing about one in 5 eggs consumed in the United States each year. Create a device that creates a "clucking" sound.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Clover Kids lessons are designed for youth in grades K-3.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Pet Treats Challenge -- On the Go Lesson
This to go lesson is a civic engagement activity challenging young people to make pet treats for a local shelter or other animal organization.

To Go Lessons are formatted for use by local 4-H program staff. These templates can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the package to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the bag as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Feed Rations -- On the Go Lesson
Learn about the importance of a balanced diet for livestock. Use energy feeds, protein feeds, fat, and minerals to make a trail mix version of a ration.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.
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Iowa 4-H Equitation and Horsemanship Skills Assessment
The Equitation and Horsemanship Skills Assessment Program provides an optional, planned progression of skill development to promote safety, equitation, and horsemanship. The program offers a check-list for youth to be involved and succeed, regardless of their riding style, skill, or ability.

The skills are not western, hunt seat, saddle seat, or contest skills. They are skills for all disciplines, riding styles, and uses. These skills were designed for the purpose of promoting safety and knowledge within the 4-H horse project. The skills will give youth a planned progression of horse handling and riding skills and a solid understanding of and ability in horsemanship.

Mastering proper horsemanship skills before progressing to the next level requires patience, maturity, interest, dedication, and time. Youth can practice skills at home, clinics, demonstrations, meetings, camps, etc. As you work with a horse or pony, you want to work at developing self-discipline, patience, self- reliance, responsibility, and pride of accomplishment. Youth should progress through the levels at their own rate to successfully master the skills.
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Agriculture Every Day
Agriculture Every Day is aimed at teaching youth in grades 4-12 about the importance of agriculture. All lessons follow the 4-H Experiential Learning Model and include hands-on, fun, and engaging activities. Each short (20-30 min) stand-alone lesson is on a different agricultural science topic. Six of the lessons focus on animal science and six focus on crop science. These lessons are meant to be a sampling of different agricultural science topics. Each lesson can be taught on its own or they can be used together in any order. Each lesson includes target grade level, educational goals for that lesson, educational standards addressed by the lesson, materials needed, and directions for set-up and implementation of the lesson. Here are some examples of how the lessons could be used:

  • A single lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity for a club meeting, short classroom activity, or afterschool activity.
  • Multiple lessons could be used over the course of multiple classroom or afterschool visits.
  • Any combination of these lessons could be used together for a 6-hour program like a day camp.
Lessons Include:
From Grass to Milk
What's Eating My Crop?
Plant's Purpose
Animal Safety
It Starts with a Seed
Beef Quality Grading and Pricing
Soil Bits and Pieces
Egg-Citing Eggs
Nutrients in the Soil
Taste Buds Lesson
What's that Spot?
Wonderful World of Wool

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Market Experienced
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Beef Project Area Guide
In the 4-H beef project, you can select from a breeding animal or a market animal. Breeding animals allow you to start your herd while market animals produce meat products for people.
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Dairy Cattle Project Area Guide
The dairy industry is one of the foundations of agriculture. There's more to it than just producing milk! The dairy industry is a sophisticated one, and there's a lot to learn.
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Dairy Goat Project Area Guide
The dairy industry is one of the foundations of agriculture; there's so much more to it than just producing milk! Most think of only dairy cattle that produce dairy products. Time to consider the dairy goat project area.
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Dog Project Area Guide
Dogs make great pets! Dogs are also used for sport and to assist in working with livestock. The dog project area helps you explore what kind of dog fits into your family's lifestyle and how to be an excellent trainer and caretaker for your dog.
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Horse and Pony Project Area Guide
The horse and pony project area is exciting because you can participate whether you own a horse or not! Discover all the aspects of raising and riding horses.
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Meat Goat Project Area Guide
In the meat goat project area, you can learn about breeds, health care, grooming, production, reproduction, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers! Learn about the fastest growing livestock project area in the country!
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Poultry Project Area Guide
In the poultry project area, you can learn about the selection and raising of your birds, but you can also dive into learning about health issues, poultry products, and careers!
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Rabbit Project Area Guide
In the rabbit project area, you can learn about the selection and raising your animals. Dive into learning more about rabbit health issues, management practices, and careers!
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Sheep Project Area Guide
In the sheep project area, you can learn about breeds, selection, grooming, production, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers in the sheep industry.
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Swine Project Area Guide
In the swine project area, you can learn about breeds, health care, production, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers in the swine industry.
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Veterinary Science Project Area Guide
Do you have an animal you want to keep healthy? Are you interested in a career helping lots of animals stay healthy? The veterinary science project area enables you to explore and learn more about animal health in your home, club, and community.
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Pets Project Area Guide
The pet project helps you explore what kind of pet fits into your family's lifestyle and how to be an excellent caretaker for your pet.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Breeding Junior
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Market Junior
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Iowa 4-H Market Beef Identification Form (Unit=Pkg of 20)
Use this form for eligibility to exhibit at County, State, and Interstate Shows.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Poultry
Optional recordkeeping worksheet for the poultry project area.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Rabbit
Optional recordkeeping worksheet for the rabbit project area.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows in Iowa
This detailed handbook is a guide for 4-H'ers, 4-H leaders, county extension staff, show managers, judges, and others responsible for conducting 4-H light horse shows in Iowa.
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Livestock Judging Scorecard (Unit=Pkg of 25)
Judges should use this card to score livestock.
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Creating an Entomology Project
You can do all kinds of projects with insects. This guide can help you zero in on what interests you. Gives directions to make an insect exhibit. Also find helpful images that show how to make a display box and mount specimens.
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Record Keeping Lifetime Record Goat
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Lifetime Record Beef
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Lifetime Record Sheep
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Lifetime Record Swine
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Lifetime Record Dog
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Record Keeping Lifetime Record Dairy
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Laying Flock Project Worksheet
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Horse and Pony
Intended for intermediate and senior 4-Hers allowing for more complete management information on multiple horses.

The fillable PDF is editable to be filled out online, saved, and then printed.

The printable PDF can be printed and completed manually.

For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Bottle Bucket Calf
Youth (grades 4 - 6) and adult partners work together raising a calf, focusing on housing, nutrition, and health. This project guide allows youth to track goals, calf selection and purchase, housing alternatives, and calf weight, feeding, and health management. Includes a financial summary sheet.
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Bantams
This publication is a supplemental reference for members of 4-H poultry projects as well as providing information for others interested in bantam chickens.

Available from the University of Wisconsin Extension Learning Store.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Breeding Experienced
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Dairy
Record yearly project expenses and income on this worksheet; include descriptions of animals owned at beginning of project and animals added during the project year.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
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