Join 4-H

Are you ready to "Make Friends" and "Have Fun?" Then join 4-H! Download our Choose Your Adventure publication to see what 4-H can offer you!



You can use the Projects Form page to help you in identifying the codes for your projects. Use these codes to fill in the projects you wish to enroll in on the Enrollment Form. On the right-hand navigation bar, under Enrollment Materials, you can choose "Pick a Project" to read more about all the activities offered through 4-H!

Check out the 4-H newletter on the website for news about Tama County 4-H.  The newsletter will include upcoming events and helpful hints to 4-H members.

Interesting Facts about 4-H- - - - - - -


4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization.  It has more than 7 million participants. It is in all 99 Iowa counties, in all 50 states and in more than 80 countries. One quarter of Iowa’s young people are involved in 4-H.

4-H is a part of Cooperative Extension.  4-H takes research-based information from the nation’s land grant universities to youth in urban, small town and rural communities. In Iowa, 4-H is headquartered on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

4-H follows the philosophy of learning by doing.  Youth develop life skills through hands-on projects that range from citizenship to expressive arts, communication to foods and nutrition, and leadership to science and technology.

4-H is for youth in grades 4 through 12. Youth can belong to 4-H individually or as members of clubs and groups.  They can make new friends, visit new places, go on trips, attend workshops and conferences, host meetings and help their communities.

4-H uses a four-leaf clover for its emblem. Each leaf carries an H; all four H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. The idea for the clover came from Clarion in Wright County, Iowa.

4-H annually displays youth exhibits at the Iowa State Fair. More than 4,000 youth exhibits are displayed in the 4-H Exhibits Building as well as some 3,000 4-H animal exhibits in the fair barns and show rings.

Please call the Extension Office: 641-484-2703 with questions

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