Join 4-H

Interested in Joining Jones County 4-H?

 

Jones County 4-H Information here - 4-H Lingo!
 
Jones County enrollment period is September 1st to May 15th!  Jones County 4-H is open to all youth in grades 4-12!
 
Research - Find out what the 4-H excitement is all about? Explore 4-H! Click here to see a map of  Jones County 4-H clubs (grades 4-12).
 
Contact - Club leaders are happy to answer any questions you have about their club. They can tell you about their club meeting times & locations, special club rules, activities and interests.
 
Enroll or Re-enroll - Join a club & enroll in 4-H!!  Enrollment in 4-H is completed using 4honline. Here is a Help Sheet for New Members/Families enrolling in 4honline for the first time. Help for re-enrolling members is available too! Enrolling in 4honline tells the club leaders and the Extension that you have joined 4-H, what your interests are and other important information about you. 4honline is the primary method of communication used by the Extension office to keep you informed about important 4-H information. Be sure to chose project areas too! Learn about 4-H projects areas here.
 
Identify - All livestock and animals must be identified in 4holine. All animals must be identified by May 15th, except rabbits born after May 15th, that deadline is July 1.
 
Enter - All animals & livestock identified in 4honline must be entered on a fair entry form to be eligible to exhibit at the Jones County Fair and/or the Iowa State Fair. Each fair has a seperate entry form that members are responsible to complete. Payment must also be submitted. The entry deadline for Jones County is July 1. The entry deadline for the Iowa State Fair is also July 1.
 
Complete - Record your adventures and experiences - Complete your record book!
 
There are also Jones County Clover Kid clubs for all youth in K–3rd grades in Jones county. Please contact Molly Schmitt at mollyrs@iastate.edu or 319-465-3224 for more Clover Kid information.
 
If you have any questions contact Molly Schmitt, Jones County Youth Program Coordinator at mollyrs@iastate.edu or 319-465-3224.

County 4-H News

January 12, 2021

Virtual 6-part series teaching youth how to cook kid-friendly recipes in a mug! 

December 14, 2020

Mark your calendars as the Jones County Beef Weigh-In is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020. 

October 14, 2020

The Jones County Clover Kid program is now taking registrations! Registrations are open now until November 20th.  Clover Kids will be held virtually this year with to-go bags. Clover Kids runs from January to June. 

September 30, 2020

The Jones County Cattlemen are again offering three breed heifers to a qualifying individual, as they have in previous years. The goal of the program is to assist in the start up or build upon a youth’s current cow calf program. The four-year program is geared toward freshman in high school. Please see the application for more details.

September 29, 2020

Brenda Welch, Valyn Bodensteiner

Registration is now open for families to sign up for the free, On Their Own and OK program, offered virtually this fall.

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