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

Wondering how to get involved?

Our enrollment period ends May 15th for the current 4-H year.  Find out how you can get enrolled so you can participate in this outstanding program!  This page is your one stop shop on how to join 4-H!

New member guide to 4-H 

Enrollment help sheet

Choose a Club

You can choose a club based on location, age, or special interest. If you are having trouble, please contact the County Youth Coordinator, who will be happy to assist you.  It is important that you make contact with the club leaders, as they will give you specific information about the club such as meeting locations, dates and times, club rules and expectations.

Club Directory 


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 an annual program enrollment fee of $40 to enroll in 4-H. This fee helps support county and state 4-H Programs. From September 1st - December 31st the Winnebago County Extension Counsil covers the fee for our youth. If you enroll in the Winnebago County 4-H program after the December 31st date you will be paying the $40 enrollment fee. If you feel that this fee would be a financial burden, financial aid is available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation or contact the County Youth Coordinator for assistance.

Learn about 4-H

Make sure you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the 4-H program.  Look for project areas that interest you. You can also check our calendar for more information about events going on in Winnebago County.

If you have questions please feel free to contact the Winnebago County Extension at (641) 584-2261.