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!

gala
January 12, 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.
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

wewantyou
January 11, 2017

We are accepting applications for the Summer Youth Assistant position with ISU Extension and Outreach in Mahaska County.  Deadline for application is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Click the link above for full details and an application form. 

steamfest
January 9, 2017

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, April 8 with us at the Musco Technology Center on William Penn's campus in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-3pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, fun entertainment, and activity rooms at this event, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math.  We will have a grand prize giveaway at the end of the day, so you won't want to miss out.  Lots of fun activities are being planned.  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

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