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

4-H youth at legislative day
4-H members visit the Iowa State Capitol on a Legislative Trip to meet with legislators, the governor, and tour the capitol.

4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills to make good decisions for their future and their communities’ future. 4-H focuses on healthy living, leadership and civic engagement, science and technology, and communication and the arts through afterschool programs, camps, events, and clubs.

4-H members with their awards after Share the Fun
4-H members with their awards at the conclusion of the Share the Fun event at County Fair.

Try new things you never thought you could do. Learn new things you didn’t even know existed. Make new friends with others you never thought you would get to know. Support your community in ways you didn’t know possible. Grow into the person you want to be.

To learn more visit the Iowa 4-H website.

Click here to explore Iowa 4-H.

Vision: Preparing Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society.

Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences.

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Any 4th-12th grader is eligible to join 4-H.

4-H is a place for future writers, scientists, musicians, farmers, doctors, politicians, ranchers, artists, gardeners, child caretakers, lawyers, chefs, mechanics, fashion designers, volunteers, carpenters, teachers, business professionals, and successful, contributing members of society.

Our typical enrollment period is from September 15th through May 15th.

4-H Clover Kids

Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program specifically designed for our children in kindergarten through third grade.

The overall purpose of the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of kindergarten through third graders by providing a unique, age-appropriate educational opportunity.

Getting Started

Getting started is as easy as 1....2...3!

Step 1

Fill out our Interest Form
This short form will get you started on the right track.

Step 2

Get to Know Johnson County 4-H
This handout includes project area descriptions, member and family roles, and a list of clubs!

Step 3

Schedule a club visit!
We encourage new members to setup a couple different club visits. 
Once you have visited and selected your club, reach out to your club leader or the office for information on getting enrolled online. 


If you have any questions, contact the Johnson County Extension Office at 319-337-2145 or email