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

Step One

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Before joining 4-H you may be wondering..."what is 4-H exactly?"  The "What is 4-H?" page and "What is Clover Kids" page on the Iowa 4-H website can answer that question!  The next step is deciding which Hamilton County 4-H club or Clover Kids group you would like to join.  You can choose a club based on location, age, or special interest or a Clover Kids group based on meeting dates, schools near you or the friends you have that are already enrolled!  To see a list of 4-H clubs in Hamilton County check out the club directory, or contact Katie Greenfield, our County Youth Coordinator, who will be happy to assist you!  It is important that you also make contact with the 4-H club leaders, as they will give you specific information about the club such as meeting locations, dates/times, and club rules.

Step Two

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In Hamilton County, 4-H and Clover Kids members are required to enroll on 4-H Online.  If you need help, there are help sheets and you can always contact our office! Thanks to the generous support of the Hamilton County Extension Council, NEW Coop Foundation and the Hamilton County 4-H Foundation, the $45 enrollment fee is completely sponsored for our 4th-12th grade 4-H members.  That means there is no cost to enroll in 4-H!  Our Clover Kids have a $30 enrollment fee to cover supply costs.  Some clubs may have a small club fee.  Check with your club leader to determine what, if any, club fees are due.

Step Three

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Make sure you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the 4-H program.  Learn more about 4-H by checking out our complete New Member Guide. Our Project Helpers will help you get started in a project that you are passionate about.  Make sure you like and follow our Facebook page and you can also check our monthly newsletter for more information about events going on in Hamilton County.