Join 4-H

Embark on an exhilarating journey with 4-H, a global program captivating the hearts of nearly 6 million young people! Youth can experience 4-H through school and community clubs, in-school and after-school programs, and 4-H camps. 4-H programming focuses on the following program project areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication and the Arts, Healthy Living, Leadership and Civic Engagement, and STEM. 4-H welcomes youth from various backgrounds and passions in grades K-12 - Clover Kids (grades K-3) and 4-H Clubs (grades 4-12).

Enrolling in your county's 4-H program may involve an enrollment fee. Please contact your local County Extension Office to find out more. Financial assistance for individual enrollment fees is available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Ready to start your 4-H adventure? Fill out our interest form below or contact your local County Extension Office to learn more about the endless 4-H opportunities.

Interest Form

What is 4-H? 

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults.  
What does that mean?  In 4-H we are committed to helping young people develop skills that will help them succeed.  We want to empower all youth to reach their full potential.  

Re-enrollment in 4-H 

  • To re-enroll in Cerro Gordo County 4-H go to 4HOnline
  • Cost is $10 to enroll in 4-H each year.  This fee helps offset the costs of the county and state 4-H program.  If you would like to apply for financial assistance, contact the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office.
  • Use an email that is checked regularly to receive emails for upcoming events. 

4HOnline Help Sheet

Want to join 4-H in Cerro Gordo County?

  1. Pick a Club 
    1. Check out Cerro Gordo County's 4-H clubs.  Join a club that works best for you!  Contact the club leader to learn specific information about the club.  
    2. If you would like assistance joining a club, contact the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office.  
  2. Register
    1. To register for 4-H, go to 4HOnline.  Create a new family account and profile for each youth.
    2. Use an email that is checked regularly to receive emails for upcoming events. 
    3. 4-H is free to all first year members joining in Cerro Gordo County. 
  3. Learn about 4-H
    1. Look for a 4-H project area that interests you.  
    2. Check out our 4-H Monthly Newsletters to discover what is going on in the Cerro Gordo County 4-H Program.   
    3. Explore the Iowa 4-H website. 


4-H Clover



Maya Rowe

County Youth Coordinator