Join 4-H

4-H Youth Development empowers children (K – 3) and youth (4 – 12) to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.  4-H positive youth development programming provides opportunities for young people to become competent, caring, contributing, confident, and connected citizens with character. Youth camps, trips, and scholarships are also available. Please contact the Extension Office at 515-382-6551 for more information.

Membership fees for the 2016-2017 year are:

  • Clover Kids - $10 ($15 for members re-enrolling after November 15th)
  • 4-H - $35 ($45 for members re-enrolling after November 15th)


There are over 20 4-H Clubs in Story County to choose from! 

Register online at Iowa 4-H Online or complete the paper forms and return to the Story County Extension Office. Directions about how to enroll online can be found here.


Fall 4-H and Clover Kids Enrollment Information
  • Select a club in your community or interest area or view all clubs here.

Story County 4-H and Clover Kid Clubs

*Has a Clover Kid Club

Ames Area Clubs


*Emerald Dragons  
Ballard Area Clubs


*Palestine Peppy Pushers Slater Stars
Collins-Maxwell Area Clubs


*Collins Clippers *Indian Creek Circles
Colo-Nesco Area Clubs


Country Pioneers *Country Pioneer Clover Kids
Gilbert Area Clubs


*Franklin Happy-Go-Luckies  
Nevada Area Clubs


*Fernald Frenzy *Grant Guys and Gals
*Happy Homebodies *Nevada Invaders
*Richland Mid-State Richland Royals
  Washington Happenings
Roland-Story Area Clubs


*Roland Story LTS  
Project Based Clubs


Culinary Club FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino
FIRST Tech Challenge  
*Rabbit Hopping Story County Shooting Sports

County 4-H News

October 6, 2016

There will be a Babysitting Basics Class on Friday, November 4th at the Story County ISU Extension and Outreach office located at 220 H Avenue in Nevada. The class begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. The class is open to 5th and 6th graders who are interested in becoming babysitters or becoming a more prepared and informed babysitter. There is a $25.00 fee for materials and the deadline for signing up is Monday, October 31st.

September 12, 2016

Mary Wilkins began her work with ISU Extension and Outreach-Story County as the County 4-H Youth Coordinator over 14 years ago. During that time, Mary has created a vibrant 4-H program that has over 400 enrolled 4-H’ers in grades 4-12 in addition to 175 enrolled 4-H Clover Kids in Kindergarten through third grade. 

September 8, 2016

The 4-H Reunion has become a tradition at the Story County Fair.  Over 140 people attended the 2016 Reunion in Christy 4-H Hall.  This year past and present Fair Board members were honored at the Reunion.  Fair board members give countless hours to provide an educational experience for youth.

September 8, 2016

Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

September 8, 2016

“The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Story County for the next four years,” Boelman said. ISU Extension and Outreach educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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