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

About 4-H

 4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning how to live healthily, be leaders, become engaged in their communities, and use science and technology to make good decisions for their future and their communities’ future.

The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for youth to develop skills that they can use now and throughout their lives. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities.

Iowa 4-H follows the principles of experiential learning and draws on the knowledge base of Iowa State University and other institutions of higher education in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. The Iowa 4-H Program's vision and mission statements clearly view youth as partners working with caring adults, and as full participants in planning and working for individual and community change.

Vision: Preparing Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society.

Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences.

 

Enrolling in 4-H

All counties are using online enrollment through 4HOnline for families and club members. 

If you have questions about the online 4-H enrollment process, please call 712-262-2264 or email xclay@iastate.edu

When you are ready to enroll, re-enroll or identify livestock, go to 4HOnline (Iowa login)

Financial Assistance is available from the Clay County 4-H Endowment Committee. Requests for financial assistance with membership dues should be submitted by November 1. 

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Connect with Clay County 4-H

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More Information

For more information, call 712-262-2264 or email xclay@iastate.edu 

Clay County 4-H Clubs

 Clay County Countrymen
Everly Area

Leader: Nicole Berends

 Clay Raiders
Royal Area

Leaders: 
Jennifer Findling & Val Johnson

 Garfield Go-Getters
Webb Area

Leaders: 
Julie Chalstrom & Jamay Patten

 Lincoln Lions
Greenville Area

Leader: 
Justin Ball

 Logan Leaders
Dickens Area

Leader: 
Paul Salton

 Meadow Motivators
Spencer Area

Leaders: 
Justin & Brittany Spieker, Jolene Hansen

 Peterson Livewires
Peterson Area

Leader: 
Renee Weber

 Spencer Sparks
Spencer Area

Leaders: 
Nancy Hoffman, Jalyce Storley, Jamie Blume & Kristin Schwenneker

 Independent Members
Contact: ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County Office

Specialty Clubs

 Clay County Conquistadors
Meets in Spencer

Leaders: Laura Sangwin & Kris Binder

 Clay County Rabbit Ranglers
Meets in Spencer

Leaders: Mel Britcha, Gabbi Carpenter, Lavonne Bell

 Shooting Sports
Meets in the Spencer Area

Leaders: Dave, Dustin & Coleen Miller, Ted Kourousis, Duane Harris, Darren Bumgarner