Join 4-H

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.

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.


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)
If you would like to be in the Emmet County 4-H Shooting Sports group in 2015, call today to reserve your spot (362- 3434)! The group will be meeting March through September, either at the Gruver Community Center (if bad weather) or the Izaak Walton League shooting range. The group practices with archery, air rifles, muzzleloaders, and shot guns (for age 12 and up). They also learn about safety, how to clean equipment used, and more. Group size is limited, so if you are interested, call or email today. Even if you were in the group last year, we need to know if you plan to participate again this year. New members are also welcome! All youth in 4th through 12th grade who are current 4-H members in Emmet County are eligible. All new members would begin in March and must attend safety discussions before practicing with equipment. All guns and archery supplies are provided.

Food - Cooking & Baking- Carol Solberg (866-0737) Kevin Krull (867-4103)
Emmet County started up a new 4-H project group focused on cooking food last year. This group experiments using different types of ingredients different types of food! They also are learning food safety and the proper way to use kitchen utensils, gadgets, and appliances. The goal for 2015 will be to get a trio or two of 4-H’ers from the group to compete in the “Cook This!” 4-H Culinary Challenge at the state level next August. More information about this can be found at: statefair/cookthis. Volunteer leaders are Kevin Krull and Carol Solberg. Sign up to be part of this group in 2015 by January 5th. A limited number of members will be accepted—first come, first served—so sign up today—(712) 362-3434!
4-H Dog Obedience- Chelsey (260-4333) & Derek Smith (260-7120)

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



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.!

Clover Kids

(Meet once a month in January, February, March, April) also meet at the Emmet County Fair
 Click here for more information.

County 4-H News

October 15, 2014

Several Emmet County 4-H equestrians earned  honors at the Equestrian Team Competition 4-H Horse Show held Saturday, September 27th at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville. 

October 9, 2014

More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11 by sharing 4-H pride photos using #iam4H. Every Iowa community has the potential to share 4-H pride, and that is the beauty of this celebration -- and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs.

September 8, 2014

More than $7,600 in scholarships will be awarded.

This contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. It will test their knowledge on all aspects of the beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following topics:
•    Handling and Health 
•    Nutrition 
•    Marketing (Beef cut evaluation) 
•    Seedstock Merchandising 
•    Job Interview 
•    Keep-Cull Replacement Heifers 
•    Reproduction 
•    Beef Management Challenge 
•    Credit and Finance 
•    Beef Industry Issues and Advocacy

August 28, 2014

Mark your calendars for an outstanding poultry educational workshop to be held in conjunction with the Master’s Cup Poultry Show on November 21-22, 2014, in Webster City, Iowa.

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.

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