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

Welcome to Des Moines County 4-H! We are so excited to have you join us!

4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills to make good decisions for their future and their communities’ future while also discovering their own passions. 4-H focuses on Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Communication and the Arts through school visits, afterschool programs, summer camps, events, and clubs.
 
Any 4th-12th grader is eligible to join 4-H. Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade can participate in Clover Kids, which offers hands-on activities designed to build life skills.

4-H is a place for future writers, scientists, musicians, farmers, doctors, politicians, ranchers, artists, gardeners, child caretakers, lawyers, chefs, mechanics, fashion designers, volunteers, carpenters, teachers, business professionals, and successful, contributing members of society.

Join Des Moines County 4-H

4-H is FREE for Des Moines County 4-H members and Clover Kids, thanks to the generous support from our community at the Community Dinner and Live Auction.

Contact Mary Steffener to join Des Moines County 4-H today!

Phone: 319-671-7165

Email: steffene@iastate.edu