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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).

Distance learning with 4-H

All young people are invited to try 4-H from their own home through our distance learning programs.

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

Find volunteer renewal information and 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.

Youth development curriculum library

Individual lessons and curricula on a variety of topics, such as gardening and agriculture, social and emotional skills, healthy living, college readiness, and STEM.

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.

Specialized agricultural license plate

Support Minnesota 4-H by purchasing a specialized agricultural license plate.


Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors wearing official green blazers while standing behind a University of Minnesota podium.

The newly selected Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team consists of 30 youth from across the state who will serve as youth leaders and spokespeople for Minnesota 4-H.

illustration of graduate with diploma and 4-H clover

Congratulations to the 2024 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These 14 outstanding 4-H youth and alumni across Minnesota stood out among approximately 103 applications.

Sidney L.. Minnesota State 4-H Ambassador

The state ambassadors have been busy attending state and national events, gaining valuable experience while representing Minnesota 4-H.

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