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

Join a Club

4-H Youth Development

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Membership in a 4-H club provides youth opportunities to develop skills and meaningful relationships they will carry with them throughout their lives. 4-H clubs participate in programming in these four program priority areas:

  • Healthy Living
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Citizenship and Leadership
  • Communication and the Arts

Choose your club!

Choose your club based on location, age, or special interest. View clubs at the "Find a Club" section on this page. Feel free to contact leaders directly if the contact information is listed. If the information is not listed please contact the extension office at 515-462-1001 to be connected. Leaders can provide information about club activities, meeting times, and membership. Assistance can also be provided by our County Youth Coordinator, Lindsey Young, in helping you find the club that best fits your child’s interests!

Club Directory

Register

Once you’ve found your club, register through 4-H Online. Enrollment opens on September 1st with a fee of $40 per 4-H youth (grades 4-12) and $15 per Clover Kid (grades K-3). Program fees support the county and state 4-H program.  If you feel that this fee would constitute an undue financial burden, financial aid is available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Fees increase after January 1.

Contact Info

Lindsey Young
County Youth Coordinator
C: 515-520-3783
O: 515-462-1001
lindseyy@iastate.edu

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Resources

Check out these resources for first time 4-Her's

New Member Guide

4-H Online Help Sheet

Find a Club

 
Special Interest Clubs
Sharp Shooters Club
Contact: Janis Hochstetler - 515-468-1449
Meeting Times: 1st Saturday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Sportsmen's Club

Horse Project Group
Contact: Ginnie Decker - 515-468-0213
Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the Horse Arena

Facebook: Madison County Iowa Horse Project

  • Horse Project serves as supplemental learning opportunities, NOT primary 4-H club membership. You must be enrolled in another club to participate in the Horse Project.
  • Participation in three horse project classes is required to show horses at the Madison County Fair for both 4-H and FFA members.

Dog Project Group
Contact: Mitzi Berkland - 515-402-1559
Meeting Times: Mondays at the Community Building

Facebook: Madison County 4-H Dog Project

  • Dog Project serves as supplemental learning opportunities, NOT primary 4-H club membership. You must be enrolled in another club to be involved in the Dog Project.
  • Participation in at least three Dog Project classes is required to show dogs at the Madison County Fair for both 4-H and FFA members.
Winterset 4-H Clubs
Scottish Farm Feeders
Contact: Darcy Geoghegan (515) 468-8105
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday, 5:00 pm at Scott Township Schoolhouse

Winterset Lucky Clovers
Contact: Amanda Williams - 515-669-5036 or Laura Barringer - 515-493-8153
Meeting Times: Schedule & Location Varies

Shooting Stars
Contact: Heather Jamison - 515-468-0457
Meeting Times: 1st Sunday, 6:00 pm at the Madison County Extension Office

Facebook: Madison County Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Winterset Clover Bud Clubs
Scottish Farm Feeder Clovers
Contact: Jillian Veach - 660-342-9631
Meeting Times: Dates vary; 2:30 pm at the Madison County Extension Office

Winterset Lucky Clover Buds
Contact: Sue Brakhane - 515-705-8482
Meeting Times: Schedule and Location Varies

Shooting Stars Clovers
Contact: Heather Jamison - 515-468-0457
Meeting Times: 1st Sunday, 6:00 pm at the Madison County Extension Office

Facebook: Madison County Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Van Meter 4-H Clubs
Jefferson Lee Jades
Contact: Laura Millheim - 515-729-4747
Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday, 8:30 am - location varies
Van Meter Clover Bud Clubs

Jefferson Lee Jades Clover Kids
Contact: Nathan Katzer - 515-822-2586
Meeting Times: Call for more information

Patterson 4-H Clubs
Crawford Hillsiders
Contact: Tiffany Jensen - 515-205-1572
Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday, 5:00 pm at Patterson Community Building
Patterson Clover Bud Clubs
Crawford Hillsiders Clover Buds
Contact: Tiffany Jensen - 515-205-1572
Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday, 5:00 pm at Patterson Community Building
Peru 4-H Clubs
Madison County Herdsmen
Contact: Bridgette Allen - ouimetbridgettel@gmail.com
Meeting details vary; email for more information
Peru Clover Bud Clubs
Madison County Herdsmen Clovers
Contact: Bridgette Allen - ouimetbridgettel@gmail.com
Meeting details vary; email for more information
St. Charles 4-H Clubs
Ohio Future Feeders
Contact: Sara Hawk (515) 240-3248
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday, 6:00 pm at St. Charles Lions Hall

Facebook: Ohio Future Feeders 4-H Club & Cloverbuds

St. Charles Clover Bud Clubs
Ohio Future Feeders
Contact: Valerie Knedler - 515-975-2847
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday, 6:00 pm at St. Charles Lions Hall

Facebook: Ohio Future Feeders 4-H Club & Cloverbuds

Earlham 4-H Clubs
Penn Prize Winners
Contact: Anne Sneller - 641-414-7767 or Hannah Yetter - hyetter@gmail.com
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday, 5:15 pm at Penn Center Church

Facebook: Penn Prize Winners 4-H Club

Earlham Clover Kid Clubs
Penn Prize Clovers
Contact: Sarah Freestone - 515-669-9794
Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday, 4:30 pm at Penn Center Church

Facebook: Penn Prize Winners 4-H Club

Macksburg 4-H Clubs
Southwest Junior Stockmen
Contact: Shelly Ford (515) 205-3616
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday, 5:00 pm; location varies

Facebook: Southwest Junior Stockmen 4H Club
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Macksburg Clover Bud Clubs
Southwest Junior Stockmen Clovers
Contact: Shelly Ford (515) 205-3616
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday, 5:00 pm; location varies

Facebook: Southwest Junior Stockmen 4H Club
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