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.  There is a seperate "Clover Kids"  program for children K-3 .  Click here for more information.
Step 1:: Pick a club.
You may choose a club based on location, age, or special interest.  To see a map of 4-H clubs in Polk County click
Here.  If club leader information is not available from the club map, 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.

Step 2Register


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 county state 4-H program.  If you feel that this fee would constitute and undue financial burden, finanacial aid is available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation by visiting their website at


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 "How to" Guide for 4-H Families, or consider attending one of our regularly scheduled "New Family" Workshops.  Check our Calendar for more information about the next workshop date and topic.
If you have questions please feel free to contact your County Youth Coordinator



Interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer?  Click Here!


County 4-H News

October 16, 2015

 Initial numbers indicate the Iowa 4-H Program continues to provide quality youth development to about 1 in 5 Iowa young people.

October 9, 2015

Iowa 4-H program evolves to reach more youth

September 21, 2015

Governor Branstad signs proclamation for agriculture safety in Iowa

September 16, 2015

 “Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” That’s one of the ways more than 600 Iowa teenagers describe their vision for the future of the 4-H Youth Development program in Iowa.

September 16, 2015

Read instruction manuals for safety procedures

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