4-H in Johnson County
4-H began over 100 years ago, and has since grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experiences alongside their peers and caring adults.
Opportunities for involvement include
- Community or Specialty Clubs
- After-School Programs
- School Enrichment
- SPARK Clubs
- Day Camps
- Special Programs
- 4-H Trips
4-H is for youth in grades 3 - 12. Mini 4-H is for youth in grades K - 2.
Watch our Promotional Video (filmed 2018-2019).
Contact Us and Quick Links
Johnson County 4-H & Agricultural Fair - July 17 - 23, 2022
4-H Family Resource Guide
Our family resource guide is full of information about 4-H in Johnson County and may answer a lot of your FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
Preferred Enrollment Period is October 1 to January 15 each school year. Our 4-H program year is October 1 through September 30. Enrollments made after January 15 may limit participation options or miss important deadlines for animals and projects.
4-H Enrollment is completed at v2.4honline.com
There is a fee for 4-H Enrollment - $25 which includes a $15 State 4-H fee and a $10 County 4-H Fee. The maximum a family will pay is $75. If there are financial hardships, please contact our office.
There are over 50 project areas in Johnson County. Most are statewide projects.
Mini 4-H is for Kindergarten - Second Grade students. It is a free program. Mini 4-H has its own special club Johnson County Mini 4-H Clovers. Enrollment is completed the same as 4-H Enrollment - see above.
4-H Volunteers include Club Leaders, Project Resources as well as 4-H Council and Fair Board Members. New volunteers must complete an application prior to completing the online enrollment. Contact our office to receive an application.
4-H Junior Leaders are members in grades 7 - 12 who wish to develop their leadership skills. Junior Leaders meet on the second Tuesday of most months at Scott Hall on the fairgrounds.
Junior Leader Guide (under construction)
The 4-H Handbook is the source of information for all Johnson County 4-H Exhibit rules. New handbooks are published the end of January each year. Paper copies are available at the office.
Each year 4-H members submit a completed record sheet. There are also skills cards, recipe cards, entry tags and other needed forms here.
YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals is an educational program completed each year by 4-H members in beef, dairy, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine projects. Classes are offered in person and online. YQCA has transitioned to a new platform effective March 23, 2022.
FairEntry is the online signup tool used to register 4-H and Mini 4-H projects that are being exhibited at the Johnson County Fair. FairEntry opens June 1 and closes July 1.
- 2022 Fair Entry Letter for 4-H and Mini 4-H
- 2022 Fair Entry Step-by-Step Instructions
- 2022 4-H PROJECTS LIST WITH FAIR ENTRY DEPARTMENTS
- 2022 Fair Entry Tips
Scholarships & Awards