Join 4-H

Research has shown compared to other afterschool youth programs, 4-H'ers are...

  • 2x's more likely to make contributions to their communities

  • 5x's more likely to graduate from college

  • 3x's more likely to report healthy habits

  • 2x's more likely to pursue careers in science

Five Reasons Your Youth in 4-12 Grade Should Join 4-H!
1. They'll have a dynamite time making new friends.
2. They'll discover passions they never knew they had.
3. They'll have a solid foundation for a successful future.
4. They'll learn and master new skills.
5. They'll make memories that last a lifetime!

If your youth entering 4th-12th grade would like to participate in events such as county fair, project workshops, community projects, summer camps and more... 4-H may be for them! View the large offering of project areas 4-H has to offer. For more information on 4-H in Dallas and how to join, contact Aleta Cochran at (515) 993-4281 or

Dallas County 4-H club listings can be found here

Five Reasons Your Child in K-3 Grade Should Join Clover Kids
1. Clover Kids is a great into to the 4-H program.
2. Your child will enjoy interacting with other local youth.
3. Clover Kids is focused on cooperative learning-- not competitive!
4. Your child will explore science, animals, the environment and more.
5. Your child will be able to particpate int he coutny fair, community service projects and engaging club activites.

Clover Kids is open to youth entering into K-3rd grade. For more information on Clover Kids or to join, contact Lisa Mickelson at (515) 993-4281 or

Dallas County 4-H Clover Kids club listings can be found here.

County 4-H News

Youth a static exhibit judging
August 8, 2016

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training of Saturday, September 24, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm. 

March 23, 2016

A livestock workshop that mixes knowledge and fun

March 18, 2016

Intermediate 4-H’ers have the opportunity to travel to the Twin Cities in Minnesota on June 7-8 

January 12, 2016

Dallas County 4-H club celebrates 100 years.

October 26, 2015

The Dallas County 4-H Clover Critters club, led by Cristin Kreifels spent their October meeting on Sunday, October 18 participating in a multi-beneficial service project.

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