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

Join A Clinton County 4-H Club

What’s 4-H?

4-H is a youth development program for youth in 4-12th grade. 
4-H Mission: Empowering youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences.
4-H Vision: Preparing Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society. 
The Iowa 4-H program’s four program priorities – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Healthy Living, Citizenship and Leadership, and Communication and the Arts – align with the goals of the Clinton County 4-H Youth Development Program and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Reasonable Accommodation Resources.

The four 4-H delivery modes include:

  • Afterschool Programs: partnerships with schools
  • Clubs:  There are eleven 4-H Clubs and six Clover Kids Clubs in Clinton County
  • Camps:  Junior Camp; Intermediate Camp; Winter Plunge Camp, Youth Conference; and more!
  • Schools:  Manufacturing Day, STEM Day, Ricochet, Real Money. Real World
  • Events:  Clinton County Fair Club Show, 4-H Basketball Tournament, Fire Up, Recognition Night, and many more!

How can my child become a 4-H Member?

  1. First, it is recommended that parents and their children attend club meeting as guests to learn more about the club and what plans they have for the year. There are ten Community 4-H Clubs and one Special Interest (SPIN) 4-H Club in Clinton County. 
  2. If your child would like to join a club, please visit to enroll. Or you can contact the Clinton County Extension and Outreach Office at 563-659-5125 or There is a 1:10 youth to adult ratio for membership, so there is a maximum number of youth who may join.  Members are not considered active until they have submitted BOTH the online enrollment and payment (checks payable to Clinton County Extension) to their Extension Office. Each club will provide a Yearly Club Program to their members before the December 1st meeting, so that families can plan for the fun activities ahead.

Special Interest Clubs

Livestock Judging Teams - Club Leader: Doug Deppe, Meeting Place: Extension and Outreach Office, Meeting Time: TBD

What does it cost to join? - updated for 2023-2024

Your $55 Member Enrollment Fee:
$40 Iowa 4-H Program Fee
$5 Iowa 4-H 4hOnline Support Fee
$10 County Support
*Members enrolling before December 1st will receive a $15 credit from the Clinton County 4-H Foundation. Members will owe $40 per member.
*Members enrolling after December 1st will owe $55 per member.

4hOnline website:  Enrollment is open September 1-May 15. 

Help Sheet for Enrolling in 4hOnline as a New Family

Help Sheet for Re-Enrolling Members/Families

Please contact the Clinton County Extension Office at (563) 659-5125 or a local 4-H Club Leader to learn more!

Club Directory

Community 4-H Clubs

Charlotte Jr. Producers

Meetings: 1st Sunday typically

Leader: Linda Wiese
Phone: 563-357-4595

CW Jr. Ag

Meetings: 2nd Sunday typically

Leader: Kendra Yaddof
Phone: 563-212-0705

Delmar Hot Shots

Meetings: 2nd Sunday typically

Leader: Kent Bennis
Phone: 563-357-2625

DeWitt Hustlers

Meetings: 3rd Sunday typically

Leader: Heidi Barber
Phone: 563-210-0615

Equine Fever

Meetings: 3rd Monday typically

Leader: Robin Krogman
Phone: (563) 271-6611

Goose Lake Jr. Feeders

Meetings: 2nd Sunday typically

Leader: Chad & Jena Petersen, Erin & Jay Petersen, Jeni Grantz


Meetings: 3rd Sunday typically

Leader: Samantha Heilig
Phone: 563-940-1222

Minnehaha & Mohawk

Meetings: 1st Thursday typically

Leader: Amy Schroeder
Phone: (563) 357-0009

Orange Future Leaders

Meetings: 1st Thursday typically

Leader: Kevin Meyer
Phone: (563) 503-4991

Welton Jr. Farmers

Meetings: 3rd Sunday typically

Leader: Lisa Burke-Martin


SPIN 4-H Clubs

Livestock Judging Teams

Meetings: seasonally meet, reach out to Doug

Leader: Doug Deppe
Phone: (563) 249-0977

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.