Club Resources

Youth in grades 4-12 may join 4-H and choose a club based on location or interest. 

4-H Clubs

4-H Club Information

4-H Specialty Club Information

Joining or Re-Enrolling in 4-H

The 4-H program begins every year on September 1st where members can newly enroll or re-enroll into the program.

For information and resources related to joining or re-enrolling in Emmet County 4-H through 4-H Online, visit our Join 4-H page

Animal Identification

Animals must be identified into 4HOnline by these deadlines in order to be exhibited at the fair.

  • Market Beef IDs - Due February 1st
  • Breeding Beef IDs - Due May 15th
  • Horse IDs - Due May 15th
  • Swine IDs - Due May 15th
  • Sheep IDs - Due May 15th
  • Goats IDs - Due May 15th
  • Dog IDs - Due May 15th
  • Rabbit IDs - Due July 1st
  • Poultry IDs - Due July 1st
  • Pets IDs - Due July 1st

Iowa State Fair Livestock due July 1st

Clay County Fair (static, livestock, communications) due July 1st - August 1st


4-H Online Animal ID Help Sheet


Food and animal safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities. 

All 4-H livestock exhibitors who show beef, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits are required to be YQCA certified to show at the County and State Fair. 

2024 Instructor-Led (Face-to-Face) YQCA Trainings ($3 per person):

  • June 3rd 
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church- Estherville
    • 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the Armstrong Public Library
  • Visit the YQCA Website at to sign up from the instructor led trainings. 

Youth can also complete YQCA training online at anytime. The online version costs $12 per person. 

For instructor-led trainings, please pre-register by contacting the Extension Office at 712-362-3434 or email Space is limited!

Emmet County Fair

For Emmet County Fair information, please visit our Emmet County Fair page.

Record Keeping & Awards

Please visit the Record Keeping & Awards page.

County Council

4-H members in grades 9th - 12th are able to apply for this extra opportunity. 

Applications are due August 31st!

County Council 2023-2024 Application - fillable

County Council 2023-2024 Online Application - Online Version