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 map of 4-H clubs in Mahaska County click here. If club leader information is not available from the club map, 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, and whether they are already at full membership.
 
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

state_conf
September 19, 2013

Are you a new 4-H family looking for more information about 4-H?
Click the link or picture above to learn more!!

K*Fest-small
July 2, 2014

Youth and families are encouraged to attend this annual event in Oskaloosa to learn more about the organizations and opportunities that are available to them in the area.  This event is held in the Penn Central Mall from 10am-3pm and is FREE!

July 1, 2014

Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Members took home buckets of scrap metal in March and had until June to work with an adult mentor to create a metal sculpture, lawn art, or something functional.  Check out this link to see all of the finished projects!

rovers
June 2, 2014

The Cablevey OskyBots & The Musco Rovers FIRST Lego Leagues (FLL) are for any youth in 4th-6th grade.  They will meet at a location TBA to gain teamwork, communication, and leadership skills and knowledge in engineering, computers, and Lego Mindstorms Robotics.  The members work with adult and youth volunteer coaches to gain skills needed to build and program their own Lego Robot.  Members do all of the hands-on work and take ownership in their roles.  They learn about gracious professionalism and will compete at regional and/or state events.
We are in need of adult and youth volunteers to assist with FLL.  Help is needed in the research project area.  If you are interested, please let Amy know by calling 641/673-5841 ext. 28 or email vermeera@iastate.edu.

small_clover
May 12, 2014

This is a new form that has been created by the Mahaska County 4-H Youth Committee.  Form must be signed by member and parent/guardian once.  You may either sign a paper form or e-sign the document in our webform.  Deadline for new enrollees is May 15, 2014.  Click the clover to find more information.

Share |