4-H Youth Development
Missouri 4-H Foundation
Ready to join 4-H?
It's easy. Contact your local MU Extension center.
“The more the merrier. The bigger the better.” That’s the attitude Mike and Julann McLaughlin used to grow Monroe County 4-H’s horsemanship project for more than a quarter of a century.
Missouri 4-H clubs and individual youth organized food drives, planted community gardens, hosted dinners, made public presentations and promoted the Invest an Acre program.
Although it once brought to mind thoughts of cow, sows, plows and pillow-making, 4-H today is just as likely to involve studying maps, apps, robotics and aeronautics.
MU Extension is reaching out to military youth—before, during and after their parents are deployed—to create a support community network in their own backyard.
4-H across Missouri
These events are open to participants statewide. Choose a county to see local 4-H events.