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Clubs and groups

Everyone is welcome in 4-H. Join a club or a group and get started.

All about clubs

Meet new friends, work on projects and take your 4-H experience to the next level.

Cloverbuds

4-H'ers in kindergarten through second grade can do fun activities, guided by adult volunteers.

4-H statewide club map

See all clubs near you. We have clubs about animals, science, after-school clubs, and much more!

Leading a 4-H club

4-H club leaders provide experiences that promote positive youth development for all members.

Find your local 4-H office

Choose from the list of counties to learn all about 4-H in that area.

Fairs, training and events

All Minnesota 4-H events

See all Minnesota 4-H events. Use the 'Local office' filters on the page to filter by location.

Volunteer training

Find all 4-H volunteer training and materials on the member site (external link.)

County fairs

Showing a project at the fair gives you the chance to share what you have learned - and to learn about demonstration and more.

Minnesota State Fair

Every year, more than 5,000 4-H'ers show what they know at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

State events year-round

A round-up of the statewide events we hold each year.

4-H camps

4-H camps offer guided outdoor learning opportunities and classic camp experiences.

Projects

You can do 4-H projects on your own or with a group or club. You can join a challenge team or come to a hands-on learning day.

See all 4-H projects

What are you into? From animal science to creative arts, and more, there's something for everyone.

Photography

Tell your story using photography! Learn about cameras, composition, editing and more.

Animals

Choose an animal species and learn all about it.

Learn to lead

Gain leadership skills - no matter which part of the 4-H program you do. You can lead at the club, state or even national level!

Engineering Design Challenge

Join a team of friends. You'll build a complicated machine that does a simple task. Learn about physics and teamwork.

Grow plants

Agronomy is the science of using plants for food, fuel, feed and fiber. Horticulture is about growing plants for food and decoration. If you like science or plants, you'll like 4-H agronomy and horticulture!

4-H choose your outdoor adventure

Learn more about 4-H outdoor adventures by exploring these four project areas on your own time.

Leadership

Become a leader though 4-H.

Youth leadership

Gain leadership skills - no matter which part of the 4-H program you do. You can lead at the club, state or even national level!

Volunteer with 4-H

Anyone over age 18 who cares about young people can volunteer. You don't need to be a parent or an expert.

All about judging

Judges make our competitive events possible. Sign up or receive training.

News

A group of youth standing on stairs with the first three rows of youth wearing 4-H green polos

Young people from 46 counties gathered in Bemidji, Minnesota for the Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Opportunities (YELLO) conference, June 14-17, 2022.

Three youth sitting at a table with official 4-H name tags and two youth standing behind them with green blazers on

Are you interested in learning more about agriculture and networking with others from across Minnesota? Become a Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassador! Applications will be accepted August 1-31, 2022.

Jessica W., Minnesota 4-H Ambassador

The 4-H State Ambassadors are excited for summer and its 4-H opportunities, including YELLO and exhibiting at county fairs.

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