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 $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

February 13, 2020

Check out three exciting day camps that will take place during Spring Break week!

February 6, 2020

Story County 4-H is hosting a workshop on rabbit care!  Have your questions about rabbit housing, handling, feeding and showing answered.  This event is perfect for both beginners and more experience rabbit project members.

January 14, 2020

4-H'ers in 7th, 8th and 9th grades can explore all Iowa State University has to offer by exploring STEM, learning about campus culture and art, touring the campus and experienceing what life is like for Iowa State students!

December 19, 2019

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

September 30, 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.

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