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I want to participate

About 4-H

Pick a project that interests you and explore it with peers and caring adults. Participate in 4-H opportunities such as camps, immersion experiences, showcase and judging events, leadership trips and more.

Join 4-H

Join online or using a paper form, or re-enroll if you are a current or former 4-H member.

Find your local 4-H office

Choose from the list of counties and tribal nations to learn about 4-H opportunities in your area, including clubs and events.


Sign up for a 4-H camp to participate in guided outdoor learning opportunities and experiences.

Cloverbuds (grades K-2)

Learn about fun, age-appropriate activities for Cloverbuds (4-H'ers in kindergarten through second grade).

I am a current youth member

Member resources

Find important information on 4-H opportunities and events for members.


Discover exhibit ideas and resources for projects, including animal science and general.

Youth leadership in 4-H

Take on a leadership role to make a difference in your family, your club, your community, your country and your world.

Showcase events

Learn more about opportunities to showcase your project learning, like the Minnesota State Fair, Engineering Design Challenge and more.

Leadership events

Participate in leadership events like Building Leadership and Understanding (BLU), Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) and more.

Scholarships, grants and awards

Apply for scholarships, grants and awards available to college-bound 4-H members and alumni.

Statewide service project

Engage in service learning by completing monthly challenges created by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors.

I want to volunteer

Volunteer with 4-H

Whether you want to lead a sewing workshop for one day or be a club leader or project-specific coach for one year, we welcome your involvement. Anyone over the age of 18 who cares about young people can volunteer– you don't need to be a parent or an expert!

Apply to become a 4-H volunteer

Apply to become a screened and approved volunteer.

Volunteer stories

Learn more about the impact our volunteers have on Minnesota's youth and communities.

Volunteer resources

Explore materials and trainings for current volunteers on the 4-H Volunteer Resource Center site.

Leading a 4-H club

Effectively lead a 4-H club using these tools and resources.

I want to give

Give to 4-H

Donate to Minnesota 4-H and help young people achieve higher levels of learning and success.

4-H alumni

Learn more about our alumni and how 4-H positively contributed to their lives.

Youth development impact report

Read the most recent youth development impact report to learn more about what’s happening within the Department of Youth Development and Minnesota 4-H.


A group of ag ambassadors standing on a stage speaking

The newly selected Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassadors are youth members from across the state with a passion for agriculture and 4-H.

A group of youth wearing 4-H show shirts with their 4-H beef exhibits at the state fair.

Thousands of 4-H’ers from across the state showcased their talents, hard work and knowledge during their designated encampments at the Minnesota State Fair.

7 youth stand in front of the U.S. Capitol

University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H Youth Development program helps youth find the power of human connections.

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