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

September 21, 2015

Governor Branstad signs proclamation for agriculture safety in Iowa

September 16, 2015

 “Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” That’s one of the ways more than 600 Iowa teenagers describe their vision for the future of the 4-H Youth Development program in Iowa.

September 16, 2015

Read instruction manuals for safety procedures

August 27, 2015

Julio Cammarota has a track record of engaging Latino high school students in research about race, racism and ethnic identity.

August 21, 2015

Fairgoers with the desire to try their hand at a more personal farming experience should stop by the Iowa State University exhibit in the Varied Industries Building Aug. 20 and 23.

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