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

steamfest
March 19, 2015

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, March 28 with us at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-2pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, stage 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.  Any 4th-12th grade who registers for 4-H at the event will receive 1/2 off the enrollment fee!  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

January 2, 2015
Scroll down to the tan-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.

 

 

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March 24, 2015

The 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Judging will take place on June 11 and June 12.  Click the link above to access full details.  

4hOnline
March 23, 2015

4-H & FFA Animal Identification Forms are due by Friday, May 15.  This is a statewide deadline, so please register your animals ASAP.  Click the link above for more information.

animals
March 23, 2015

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 Thursday, May 28 between 3-5 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 6:30-8 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

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