Join 4-H


Pick a club.

Our typical enrollment period is from September 15th through May 15th.  Find out how you can get enrolled so you may fully participate!  Click here for more information about 4-H!
4-H is a program offered for youth in the 4th through the 12th grades. 
There is a seperate "Clover Kids"  program for children K-3Click here for more information.
Pick a club.
Youth in grades 4-12 may choose a club based on location, age or special interest.  If club leader information is not available, please contact the County Youth Coordinator.  We are happy to assist you in contacting a club leader.  It is important that you make contact with the club leaders, as they can give you specific information about the club such as meeting times, special club rules and whether they are already at full membership.

Center Champions - Doug & Caryle Hansen (362-5924) Gary Myers (362-4869)

Ellsworth Go-Getters -Barb Reardon (362-2066)  Erica Richard (362-2024)

Emmet County HighFlyers - Anna Enerson (362-3916) Terry Breaman (209-4447)

High Lakers - Derek & Janette Young (867-4427) Cheryl Harris (859-3467)

Horsin' Around - Teresa Olson (867-4436) Cathy Ackroyd (858-4662)

Iowa Lake 4-H'ers - Coleen Buum (864-3758) Janine Kinnander (864-3927) Patti Paulsen (866-2181)

Jack Creek Feeders - Ryan & Cami Paulson (866-3305)

Lincoln Handy Helpers - Clara Valen (362-3989)

Twelve Mike Lakers - Dan & Tina Burton (362-7287)


Our typical enrollment/re-enrollment period is from September 5th through December 15th. New members can enroll through May 15th.  The 4-H Online database is the method for Online Registration.  The database tells the club leader and the Extension office who you are, where you live, and what your project interests are.  Need Online help instructions - click here.  There is also an annual program fee of $30 to enroll in Emmet County 4-H ($20 payable by the family and $10 from the generosity of MaxYield.)  Currently we don't have the ability to accept payment online.  This fee helps to support the county state 4-H program.  If you feel that this fee would constitute an undue financial burden, financial aid is available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation by visiting their website.


Learn about 4-H.

You should spend some time familiarizing yourself with the 4-H program.  Look for a project in your interest areas by checking in the Pick Your Adventure Guide and check out 4-H Project Hot Sheets and consider attending the NEW 4-H member pizza party and information meeting held in January.  Check our calendar for more information about upcoming 4-H workshops and events throughout the year.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact our County Youth Coordinator.

Click to see how you can support your 4-H Club

Project Groups offered in addition to club membership:

4-H Shooting Sports- Deb & Monte Hoffmeyer (362-3846) David Solberg (866-0737) Mike Martens (858-4404) Ole Enderson (864-3686) Dean Christensen (362-7685) Arvin Enerson (362-3916) Brian Rosburg (209-2056)
4-H Dog Obedience- Chelsey (260-4333) & Derek Smith (260-7120)
Food - Cooking & Baking- Carol Solberg (866-0737) Kevin Krull (867-4103)


Interested in becoing a 4-H volunteer?

We need to meet our potential volunteers before we can send them out to serve the youth in Emmet County.  You will need to schedule a time to come and meet with our 4-H staff at the Extension Office.  At this meeting we will answer all of your questions, provide you with the necessary materials to do your job, and acquaint you with our office.  Our Coordinator is just a phone call or e-mail away.!

County 4-H News

August 19, 2014

David and Carol Solberg, of Ringsted, were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Sunday August 17th in a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibit building.  The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff members who have exemplified outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H youth program in their county. Only one individual or couple per county can be nominated each year. Inductees can be recognized posthumously.

August 19, 2014

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables?  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers.  Food Preservation 101 will be held Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Estherville Public Library.

July 11, 2014

Melissa O'Rourke presented a Farmland Leasing Meeting on July 30, if attendees would like to have the powerpoint slides they are now available by clicking here. We have some of Farmland Leasing Books available for sale, cost is $10.

July 11, 2014

Farm Generational Transition, "Managing for Today and Tomorrow" course for Farm Women begins August 19 in Graettinger. 

May 27, 2014

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables?  Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Emmet County is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers

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