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

The 4-H promise to youth and parents is: fun, friends, voice, choices, great trips, and events, a safe place to learn and try new things, leadership, citizenship, communication skills, service opportunities, adults who care, and hands-on learning experiences. 4-H allows youth to explore whatever interests them, with over 45 project areas ranging from aerospace to woodworking, pets to horses, photography to science and technology. 4-H is for youth of all ages. Clover Kids is for youth in grades K-3 and community 4-H clubs are for youth in grades 4-12.

Our enrollment period starts at the beginning of September.  Find our how you can get enrolled so you can participate int this outstanding program!  This page is your one stop shop on how to join 4-H!

Join a Marshall County 4-H or Clover Kid club

  • Select a club in your community or interest area. You can choose a club based on location, age, or special interest.  View a list of 4-H clubs in Marshall County.  If you are having trouble, or the information is not available from the club map, please contact Elizabeth Emley (, who will be happy to assist you.  It is important that you make contact with the club leader, as they will give you specific information about the club such as meeting locations, dates, times, club rules and exceptions.
  • Register with Iowa 4-H Online database.  The database tells club leader and the extension office who you are, where you live, and what your project interests are.  There is an annual program enrollment fee of $30 to enroll in 4-H.  In Marshall County, this fee is funded in part with assistance from Marshall County 4-H Foundation and the Marshall County Farm Bureau.  The fee to enroll is only $20 until November 1st.  
  • Enroll online
  • Learn about 4-H.   Make sure you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the 4-H program.  Look for project areas that interest you by checking in this 4-H Project Guide! You can also check out our calendar for more information about the events going on in Marshall County.