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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


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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

Upcoming Programs

2023 Summer Day Camps 

 The table below shows the listing of Summer Day Camps. Descriptions for each camp theme can be found below.

Camp Theme Date Location Registration
Visual Arts Workshop Tuesday, May 30 Art Center in Winterset Register
Taste of Camp June 8-10th Wesley Woods  Register
Scurrying Squirrels Tuesday, June 13 Saint Charles Library  Register
Babysitting Basics Thursday, June 15 Extension Office Register
Mini Meteorologist Tuesday, June 20 Bricker Price-Earlham Register at www.brickerpriceblock.com
Mistake to Masterpiece Thursday, June 22 Truro Library  Register
AstroCamp Tuesday, June 27 Extension Office Register
Kids in the Kitchen  Tuesday, June 29

Bricker Price-


Register at www.brickerpriceblock.com
Pollinators in the Park  Thursday, July 6 Saint Charles Library  Register




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.