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4-H

2015 Club Sign up now active! 

National 4H have launched a new website allowing families to enroll into 4H electronically. All Barry Co. 4H families are encouraged
to self enroll by clicking HERE. As always, if you have any concerns or questions feel free to call the office!   

Barry County 4-H News

We are excited to announce Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development is transitioning enrollment to Missouri 4HOnline. 
Please log on at http://mo.4honline.com.  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions is included on
the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate.

Please call the University of Missouri Extension Barry County office for assistance setting up accounts,
and for any questions you may have. 417-847-3161

We look forward to a great year and appreciate your support and patience as we work together to Make the Best Better for Barry County 4-H.

Clubs

Exeter Trailblazers 4-H Club meets the third Saturday of each month at various times and locations. Club leader: Salina Bridges,  417-835-5429 or see the Exeter Trailblazers Facebook Group

Screeching Eagles 4-H Club meets in Purdy and in Pierce City. For more information contact Nathan Witt, Club Leader at 417-459-14204 or nathan.witt@mo.usda.gov

For information on joining 4-H or being a volunteer, call the extension office at 417-847-3161.

 

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.

Resources

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
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.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)