Join 4-H

Want to know more about the Dubuque County 4-H Program?
Take a look at the 3 easy steps below! Our typical enrollment period is from September 16th through May 15th. Don't worry, if you have missed the enrollment deadline for this year we can still get you enrolled so that you can fully participate for next year!
4-H is a Program offered for youth in the 4th - 12th grades. There is a separate "Clover Kids" Program for Children K-3. Click Here for more information.
1) Pick a Club You may choose a club based on location, age or special interest. If club leader information is not available from the club map, please contact the County Youth Coordinator. To see a map of 4-H clubs in Dubuque County along with meeting times and information Click Here.
If your youth is in grades K-3 they will need to join a Clover Kids club. Many of our 4-H clubs already have a Clover Kids club that they associate with. For more information contact the County Youth Coordinator or the club leader.
2) Register in 4-H Online. This database tells the club leader and the extension office who you are, where you live, and what your project interests are. Click Here!
3) Learn more about 4-H. Check out Dubuqe County's New Family Guide click here

Parent's 4-H Pledge

(From University of Illinois Extension)
I pledge my HEAD to give
my child the information I
can, to help him/her see
things clearly, and to make
wise decisions.
I pledge my HEART to encourage
and support my child no
matter whether he/she has
successes or disappointments.
I pledge my HANDS to
help my child’s club; if I
cannot be a club leader, I
can help in many equally
important ways.
I pledge my HEALTH to
keep my child strong and
well for a better world through
4-H for my child’s club, our
community, our country,
and our world

County 4-H News

September 23, 2015


Marilyn Collins Lawler of Dubuque County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Inductees, recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H program, were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.

August 26, 2015

Do you have an animal you want to keep healthy or are you interested in a career keeping animals healthy? The Veterinary Science Series helps you explore and learn more about animal health in your home, community, country, and world.

August 25, 2015

Join Dubuque County 4-H staff for a day full of outdoor fun and adventure! 

August 11, 2015

Join area homschoolers and the Dubuque County Extension and Outreach staff for some excititng S.T.E.A.M. activities and First Lego League competitions. 

June 18, 2015

Ready ..... Set ....... PLAY KICK BALL!

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