How to become involved in 4-H

How to become involved in 4-H:


Becoming involved in 4-H is much easier than you may think. These are the basic requirements to be a 4-H member:

    • School grade
      Anyone in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade can become a 4-H member. (Students in Grades K-3 are called Clover Kids and they are involved in many of the same things as 4-H'ers in grades 4-12.)

    • Do you want to learn new things?
      Activities that you participate in will challenge your skills, and you will learn from other kids and adults that truly care about you and what you learn.
  • Not much to it...simply have an interest in learning new things. Who do you contact? Your local County Extension Office. Just give them a call or drop on by.
    Want to start now?

Pick Your Adventure- this will help you decide which project areas to sign up for. Remember you can always try something different next year.

If you are a new family to 4-H, stop in at the Extension Office for an enrollment form or email Joni at If you need help finding a 4-H club to join, Joni can help with that, too.

If you are re-enrolling into 4-H, visit our new enrollment system, 4-H Online . For more information on this process you may visit

* Before you are considered a 4-H member, you must be enrolled by May 1. If you are a new family, all of your paperwork must be turned into the Extension Office.


4-H offers many opportunities for you to become involved at the level you feel comfortable. Each level of 4-H offers some exciting opportunities for volunteering, from being a local club leader to volunteering at the Iowa State Fair. Read more about them:

If you have a specific interest in being a volunteer at the county level, feel free to contact the winneshiek County Extension Office. Most counties have opportunities that last from single events to year long activities.


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