Join 4-H

Our typical enrollment period is from early September through May 15th.
4-H is a program offered for youth in the 4th through the 12th grades. There is a separate "Clover Kids" program for children K-3 .

Pick a club.

You may choose a club based on location, age, or special interest, but you are not required to join the club that meets closest to your address. To see a list of 4-H clubs in Mahaska County click HERE. If club leader information is not current from the club directory, please contact Amy. We are happy to assist you in contacting a club leader. It is important that you make contact with the club leaders, as they can give you specific information about the club such as meeting times, special club rules, club size, club events, etc.

Register.  2020-21 Registration Opens October 1, 2020!

The 4-H Online database is the method for Online Registration. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SYSTEM WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2020!!
The Database tells the club leader and the Extension office who you are, where you live, and what your project interests are. There is also an annual program fee of $35 to enroll in 4-H. Currently, we don't have the ability to accept payment on-line. This fee helps to support the state 4-H program. If you feel that this fee would constitute an undue financial burden, financial aid is available from the Mahaska County 4-H Foundation.  Looking for something else?  Click here to find the Clover Kids registration forms and 4-H Honor Council application form.


Learn about 4-H.

You should spend some time familiarizing yourself with the 4-H program. Look for a project in your interest areas by checking out the Iowa 4-H Project page at
Orient yourself to 4-H with our Project website and the 4-H Hot Sheets, or consider attending one of our 4-H Workshops. Check our newsletter for more information about the next workshop date and topic. You can also learn more about Mahaska County 4-H by checking out our 4-H Handbook.
If you have questions please feel free to contact our 4-H Youth Development Staff
Amy Ver Meer-Brainard, County Youth Coordinator:

Ashtin Harris, 4-H Youth Program Assistant (Clover Kids/K-3 programming):

We are happy to answer your questions.
Interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer? Click here to access 4-H volunteer information!

County 4-H News

4-H Grows Here
September 17, 2020

Click the link above to access answers to the frequently asked 4-H questions!

January 3, 2019


Looking for 4-H FORMS & DETAILS?

Click the links above or scroll down to the gray-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page under "The Info You Need" image to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.


If you have any questions, please call 673-5841. 

4-H Clover Kids Logo
September 25, 2020

Enrollments for Clover Kids are now being accepted!  Group sizes are limited, so register soon!  Registrations will be accepted until groups are full or November 30, 2020.

National 4-H Week 2020
September 18, 2020

Join us to celebrate National 4-H Week!  Each day we'll have a different activity to do. We'll kick off the week with the Grand Opening of our 4-H Maker Lab on Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m.  Learn more about the daily activities within this article!

4-H words
August 31, 2020

This Council is a great opportunity for any 8th-12th grader to make a difference in Mahaska County!  Applications are available now and will be accepted until September 15.

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