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.

The 4-H Online database is the method for Online Registration. 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 and undue financial burden, financial aid is available from the Mahaska County 4-H Foundation.  Click here to find the Clover Kids registration forms and 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 in the Pick-Your-Adventure Guide.
Orient yourself to 4-H with our Project Guide, or consider attending one of our "New Family" 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

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 is Amazing image
August 24, 2017

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

4-H animal coloring page
March 26, 2020

We are having a Coloring Contest!  Brighten our day with a page colored just by you!  Open to any child ages 3-18!  A winner in each division will be selected on April 15, 2020.

animal identification changes
March 26, 2020

The May 15 statewide animal identification deadline has been moved to June 1, 2020.  Swine, Sheep, and Meat Goat weigh-ins have been CANCELLED due to the outbreak off COVID-19.  This article contains additional information about the cancellation and procedures in place to identify animals.

piglet
March 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4-H & FFA Swine Weigh-in for the 2020 Southern Iowa Fair has been cancelled.  Please read this article for full details.

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