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About 4-H and Clover Kids 

4-H Clover Kids is for youth K-3, while 4-H is youth 4-12. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences. Values are based on youth as powerful members of society, learning as a lifelong commitment, diversity and making the best better! 


Click here to learn more about 4-H Clover Kids

4-H Club meetings

  • Clubs meet from September to May or June

  • Generally meet once per month for one to one and a half hours

  • Club meetings consist of activities in science, environment, creative arts, music, animals and food-- just to name a few

  • Many clubs have youth officers (president, treasurer, secretary, etc.) and use parlimentary procedure when making decisions

  • View 4-H clubs in Dallas County

4-H Enrollment

***If you are new to 4-H, please contact Aleta Cochran, Dallas County 4-H Youth Coordinator, to be placed in a club or try out a few clubs. While some clubs are full and not accepting new members, often new clubs are forming!

Other 4-H Opportunities

  • 4-H Clothing Event and 4-H Communications Day

  • Intermediate Trip out of state

  • Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C.

  • Club service projects and field trips

  • Special speakers at clubs

  • Special workshops (ex. woodworking, animal science)

County Fair 

  • Youth can participate in static exhibit judging and livestock shows

  • 4-H youth in grades 5-12 have the opportunity for their static project to advance to the state fair

  • 4-H clubs are encouraged to put together a skit for "Share the Fun"

  • 4-H clubs can represent Dallas County 4-H by being a fair ambassador

County 4-H News

September 11, 2018

It is now time to enroll for the 2018-2019 4-H year!  We are setting a deadline of November 15 for all re-enrolling members to have fees paid and re-enrolled through 4HOnline. 

February 7, 2019

Both 4-H and Clovers Kids are invited to participate in Communications Day on Saturday, April 13 at the Adel Public Library (303 S. 10th St.).  

Particpants in 2017 clothing event
May 31, 2018

Put your skills to the ultimate fashion test!

Lorna Grow and John Lawrence
April 13, 2018

The Exceptional Volunteer Service Award was presented to Lorna Grow.

March 20, 2018

[ADEL, Iowa]—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County is partnership with four Dallas County cities to host Babysitting Clinics.  This two-day workshop for youth in grade 5 and above is designed to teach essential child care skills.

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