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.


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 $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.

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 (located on our homepage) for more information about events going on in Hamilton County.

County 4-H News

February 15, 2021

The Summer 4-H Intern works with the County 4-H Coordinator to plan and implement county 4-H activities, such as Clover Kids Day Camp, County Fair Prep and Activities, Community Outreach, and other special activities. All responsibilities include working with youth, parents and/or volunteers

December 2, 2020

Several college 4-H scholarships are available for high school seniors and current college students.  Scholarship deadlines vary, check each one for more details.

June 23, 2020

All the forms and links you need to participate in the Hamilton County Fair can be found right here!  

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.

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