Join 4-H


 
 
Learn More About 4-H & Choose a Club
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 see our club map below, check out the list of current leaders, or contact Brynna Baumhover, our 4-H 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.

 

Register
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 $35 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 $15 enrollment fee, however, families only pay $10 thanks to the generous support of the Hamilton County 4-H Foundation!  Some clubs may have a small club fee.  Check with your club leader to determine what, if any, club fees are due.
 
 

Explore 4-H in Hamilton County
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 and online calendar for more information about events going on in Hamilton County.

County 4-H News

September 12, 2019

Clover Kids is a FUN youth program specially designed for children in K—3rd grade.  Clover Kids participate in activities, games, and other positive experiences in a supportive, creative, and fun environment.

August 21, 2019

Membership on the Hamilton County 4-H County Council is open to 4-H’ers who are currently enrolled in grades 7-12 and have met the necessary points for membership. Points are earned by attending meetings, volunteering, taking on local and county leadership roles, becoming involved in county and state 4-H activities. 

August 13, 2019

The purpose of 4-H recordkeeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Recordkeeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual recordkeeping needs and learning styles.

August 13, 2019

Information and applications for County Awards and Record Keeping Evaluation forms can be found here.

July 31, 2019

The results from the 2019 Hamilton County Fair 4-H/FFA activities and the link to State Fair results are available here! 

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