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

For 4th through 12th graders, 4-H is a place where you can make new friends in your community and across the state. Want to start earlier?

Kindergarten through 3rd-grade youth can participate in Clover Kids, which offers hands-on activities designed to build life skills and foster new friendships. Check out Clover Kids

  • Beef
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Shooting Sports
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Swine
  • Woodworking
  • Home Improvement
  • Blazing Trails + Clover kids: Leaders Sandi Coffman, Amanda Philips, Katie Plowman, Jakki Estock 
  • Blazing Trails Meets at the Douds Community Center *Clovers same time


  • Fox River 4-H’ers+ Clover kids: Leaders Heather Mercer and Paige Thomas
  • Fox River 4-H'ers meet at the Fair View Barn (on the fairgrounds)  *Clovers same time.


  • Friendly Four Corners + Clover kids: Leaders Michelle Wenke, Darrell Kruse, Shelia Smith
  • Friendly Four Corners meets at the Lebanon Church * Clovers same time.


  • Jolly Trio +Cloverkids: Leader Chrissy Westercamp
  • Jolly Trio meets Farmington Community Center *Clovers same time


  • Horseshoe Bend + Clover kids: Leaders Carol Harlan, Steve Duke, and Melissa Daugherty
  • Horseshoe Bend meets at the Roberts Building or Hospital community room.  


  • The Wranglers + Cloverkids: Leaders: Ashley Moyer, Kim Singer
  • The Wranglers meet at the Birmingham Lions Building


Special Interest 4-H Groups:


Sharp Shooters– 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, and wildlife skills. Leaders David and Tammy Hoaglin, Kevin Scott, Brian Scott, James Thomas, John Woodruff, Doug Zollars

1st Sunday of the month at David and Tammy Hoaglin's house


Contact: Jennifer Plowman County Youth Coordinator

319-293-3039 or