4-H & Youth

Covered Bridge Parade

Good Standing

In order to show at the Madison County Fair, exhibitors must accumulate a minimum of 6 educational "hours". Three of these hours must include 4-H club meetings while the other three can include a mix of club meetings, community service activities, and other educational opportunities. Check out this document for more information on eligibility. The Extension Office has final approval on whether 4-Hers are in "good standing" and are eligible to show at the Madison County Fair. 


Lindsey Young
County Youth Coordinator
C: 515-520-3783
O: 515-462-1001


Extension Store

The Extension Store has a wide variety of resources for almost any topic. 

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4-H Online

Enrollment opens on September 1.

4-Hers must re-enroll in 4-H Online each year and pay enrollment fees in order to be an active member. Enrollment fees are $40 for 4-Hers (4th through 12th grade) and $15 for Clover Buds (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) until January 1. After January 1, enrollment fees are $50 for 4-Hers and $20 for Clover Buds. 

Contact Lindsey Young with any questions!
515-520-3783 or lindseyy@iastate.edu

Yearly Timeline

New Member Guide


General 4-H Information & Application

Vision: Iowa 4-H strives to be the largest youth-serving organization in Iowa by being relevant, welcoming, and inclusive as we partner with youth to help them find their passion.

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

General 4-H Info & Project Areas

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is the premier youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Providing research-based education to K-12 youth, Iowa 4-H focuses on Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Communication and the Arts. Iowa 4-H builds upon more than a century of experience in positive youth development partnering with youth to help them find their passion. For more information, please visit the Iowa 4-H website.