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

Want to join?  The steps are easy as 1...2...3!

  1. Contact Susan Bugg at (319) 835-5116 or sbugg@iastate.edu to find out about the clubs in our county and to see which one would interest you!
  2. Contact the club leader of your choosing, find out when and where they meet, and stop by a meeting or two.
  3. Register through the 4-H Online Site.

Start your adventure in 4-H!

4-H County Council Responsibilities

Responsibilities as County Council members: 

  •  To be active in your club.
  •  To be a positive role model.
  •  To provide leadership at county events and activities.
  •  To help make 4-H fun for other members.
  •  To promote 4-H to others.
  •  To respect others.
  •  To get along with other council members and work together.
  •  To help younger 4-H’ers
  •  To be on time and do your job. 

Responsibilities to your local club:

  •  To attend and participate at club meetings and events.
  •  To be a good leader and fulfill responsibilities of being an officer or a member.
  •  To represent your club’s views when necessary.
  •  To help younger members and prepare them for leadership roles.
  •  To help club leaders.
  •  To help make 4-H fun for other members.
  •  To support your club.
  •  To be positive and not negative towards younger 4-H’ers.