Welcome to Barry County 4-H




Upcoming Events! 


4-H Camp Dates and Important Information

  • June 10th - June 13th: Member Camp 1
  • June 13th - June 16th: Member Camp 2
  • June 16th - June 17th: Clover Kid Camp
  • June 17th - June 20th: Teen Camp

Camp will be held at Camp Smokey at Roaring River State Park.

If your child needs any special diet accommodations, please contact the camp cook, Michelle (316)587-5832


The Barry County Fair will be held on Saturday June 30th at the Exeter Corn Maze. 

  • Livestock Show Only - No 4-H Exhibits - Breakfast and Weigh-in's start at 7AM and Show starts at 8AM
  • Entry form must be postmarked by June 18th - late entries will be charged a fee.
  • Child must be 5 years old or older to show livestock in the Barry County Fair.
  • Fair Book and Entry Form (PDF) 

Follow the event on Facebook: Barry County MO fair.

Email:  barrycountymofair@gmail.com

Regional Achievement Day - July 17th

  • Must register by July 6th - Registration Form (PDF)
  • 2018 Regional Achievement Day will be held at the First Baptist Church in Avilla MO. 
  • Address: 260 School Street   Avilla MO 64859
  • Registration will begin at 9AM and Contest will begin at 10AM
  • If you received a Blue Ribbon at the Barry County Achievement Day held on May 15th, you qualify to compete at the Regional level. 

Purdy Festival - July 21st

  • 4-H Exhibits will be in the Purdy school cafeteria
    • Set up will begin at 8AM and Judging will begin at 9AM - Please pick up items by 4PM
    • All blue ribbon exhibits will be taken to Ozark Empire Fair by the Extension Staff.
    • Ozark Empire Fair Guidelines will be used for judging the exhibits. 
  • If you are wanting to show livestock, please contact Jordan Ellis at (417)489-7893 
  • Be sure to check out the Facebook page for all activities and updates: Purdy Festival 2018

End of year Reports are due to Club Leaders by August 31, 2018

  • Reports can be found under the "Application and Forms" tab



Use these links to get some greatly helpful guides.

Club Leader Planning Calendar

Adult Club Leader Roles

Community Service


Member Planning Calendar

Parliamentary Procedure

Project Leader Planning Calendar

2018 OEF Guidelines (PDF) 


        Who can join? (PDF)


Are you interested in learning who, what, where or how???

Click on the who can join question to learn more.









How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.