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! 

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.
: Pick a club.
You may choose a club based on location, age, or special interest.
For club information click here, or please contact the County Youth Coordinator (515-961-6237). 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: Enroll

The 4hOnline 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.  To enroll click on 4hOnline then click on the button in front of the line saying, "I don't have a profile," and enter your family email address in the family email field.  Then enter a password (retaining it in a safe place, because this will be your password thoughout your 4-H career and where you will re-enroll next year, identify your projects and your animals for fair and register for the Iowa State Fair. To re-enroll enter your 4hOnline family email profile address and already established 4hOnline password. If you cannot remember, please call the Extension office (515-961-6237).  Please do not add another email profile.  If you have forgotten your password, check the "I forgot my password box."  Then click on "Send My Password." Shortly, you will receive an email from 4hOnline.  From that email copy / paste your temporary password in the 4hOnline password field (it is case sensitive). The next screen will ask you to change the email. The email box should still show your family email with "Family" chosen as your Role.  Click "Login" then scroll down to Member/Volunteer List and click on the Edit button at the end of the name.  Verify information and modify when necessary.  When asked, please input parent/guardian name and child's name.  This will signify that you and the 4-H'er understand, agree, and accept the liability, medical, publicity, and behavioral terms and agreements and confirm so by electronically signing.   

There is also an annual program fee of $40 to enroll in 4-H. Currently we don't have the ability to accept payment on-line. This fee helps to support the Warren County state 4-H program. If you feel that this fee would constitute an undue financial burden, finanacial aid is available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation by visiting their website at Iowa 4-H Foundation. If the Foundation determines that there is a financial need, they may offer up to $30 per applicant. 

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 "New Member Guide.


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


County 4-H News

August 15, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child’s need to ease into a new grade, says Cheryl Clark, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 1, 2014

 Visitors to the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17 may venture with Cy around the fairgrounds to learn more about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as enjoy the exhibits of thousands of Iowa youth who participate in 4-H Youth Development.

May 19, 2014

Some children can lose one to two months of their previous grade-level-learning over the summer. Create a home environment that helps your kids succeed at school.

February 26, 2014

Too much screen time means too little time spent on active play, reading and socializing — activities essential to your child’s development.

August 18, 2014

The Rob Brown Memorial Warren County 4-H Scholarship, for $300, will be paid at the end of the Freshman year after evidence of a minimum 2.0 GPA.  The application deadline is Thursday, June 4, 2015.  The /warren/sites/, high school transcript and two letters of recommendation are due at the Extension office by Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 4:30 pm.

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