Join 4-H

 

Join 4-H in 3 Easy Steps
Our typical enrollment period is from September 1st 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 through the 12th grades. There is a seperate "Clover Kids" program for children K-3 .
 
: Pick a club.
You may choose a club based on location, age, or special interest. To see a list of 4-H clubs in Mahaska County click here. If club leader information is not current from the club directory, please contact Amy. 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, club size, club events, etc.
 
Step 2: Register
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. There is also an annual program fee of $30 to enroll in 4-H. Currently we don't have the ability to accept payment on-line. This fee helps to support the state 4-H program. If you feel that this fee would constitute and undue financial burden, finanacial aid is available from the Mahaska County 4-H Foundation.  Click here to find the Clover Kids registration forms and Teen Council application form.

Step 3: 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.

Orient yourself to 4-H with our Project Guide, or consider attending one of our "New Family" Workshops. Check our newsletter for more information about the next workshop date and topic. You can also learn more about Mahaska County 4-H by checking out our 4-H Handbook.
If you have questions please feel free to contact
Amy Ver Meer-Brainard:
amy
I am happy to answer your questions.
Interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer? Click here!Back

County 4-H News

November 4, 2016

              

Looking for 4-H FORMS & DETAILS?

 
Click the links above or scroll down to the gray-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page under "The Info You Need" image to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.

 

 

UPCOMING LIVESTOCK WEIGH-IN DATES:
Weigh-ins will be held at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds
Swine Weigh-in – Saturday, March 25 8:00-10:00 AM *Please note different weekend than usual*
Sheep Weigh-in – Saturday, May 6 8:00-10:00 AM
Meat Goat Weigh-in – Saturday, May 6 10:00-11:00 AM

amazing
September 22, 2016

Click the link above to access answers to the frequently asked 4-H questions!

csfr15
February 17, 2017

4-H'ers can take part in the Clothing Event on Thursday, May 11. Anyone with an interest in purchasing clothes, making clothes, or finding good bargains is encouraged to take part in this event.  Conference judging will be held on May 11 only, a set judging schedule will not be created this year.   Register by May 2nd!

gala
February 15, 2017

The 6th Annual Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Gala will be held on Friday, March 10
This event is the major fundraising event for the 2017 Southern Iowa Fair 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fund. 
A meal will be offered for free will donations.  To-Go Meals will be available!
Full details and a list of Silent Auction items can be found by clicking the link above.
NEW this year is a LIVE Pie Auction!
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

animals
February 14, 2017

All 4-H & FFA members who plan to exhibit particular species of livestock at the Southern Iowa Fair, Iowa State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show must complete the FSQA certification.  FSQA is Food Safety & Quality Assurance.  Testing for 7th-12th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 between 3:00-5:00 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

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