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)

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:


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

County 4-H News

June 5, 2015

Local facilitators have been trained to teach Juntos-Together for a Better Education. The Juntos program brings together parents, middle school youth, school staff, and community partners to promote high school graduation and explore paths to higher education. 

June 3, 2015

Register today for any of the Summer 2015 4-H Workshops by calling Emmet County Extension Office.

June 3, 2015

Emmet County’s 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee is Athlyn Black, of Ringsted.

April 24, 2015

When Iowa students build financial literacy skills, they’re better prepared to make wise financial decisions for their future in an increasingly complex world. Video available.

April 1, 2015

The 2015 Emmet County 4-H Clover Knowledge Escapade, communications contest, was held on Sunday, March 29th at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.  Communication skills are very important to the 4-H program and are commonly credited by 4-H alumni as being one of the best things that 4-H taught them.  Participants in 5th grade and up were eligible to be selected to advance on to exhibit in the state communications event at the Iowa State Fair.  Youth in 4th grade and up were eligible to be selected to advance on to exhibit in the district communication event at the Clay County Fair.

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