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

What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults.

What does that mean? In 4-H we are committed to helping young people develop skills that will help them succeed. We want to empower all youth to reach their full potential.

  • To re-enroll in Franklin County 4-H go to 4HOnline.
  • Cost is $40 after December 1st. The Franklin County 4-H Foundation and local 4-H clubs cover the re-enrollment fee before December 1st. This fee helps offset the costs of the county and state 4-H program. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, contact the Franklin County Extension Office.
  • Use an email that is checked regularly to receive emails for upcoming events.

1. Pick a Club

  • Check out Franklin County's 4-H clubs. Join a club that works best for you! Contact the club leader to learn specific information about the club.
  • If you would like assistance joining a club, contact the Franklin County Extension Office.

2. Register

  • To register for 4-H, for to 4HOnline. Create a new family account and profile for each youth.
  • Use an email that is checked regularly to receive emails for upcoming events.
  • 4-H is free to all first year members joining in Franklin County.

3. Learn about 4-H

New Member Night Hand-Outs

New Member Book (2.53 MB)



My 4-H Journal 

Project Area Guide


Summer programs are right around the corner! It's time to register for ISU Extension and Outreach Franklin County Summer Programs and Events. Please see our Summer Program Book for more information on event offerings. For more information stop in at the Franklin County ISU Extension and Outreach office or contact us at, 641-456-4811.

Summer Program Book


Registration Form (40.95 KB)