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4-H Clover Grower

The Barton County 4-H Clover Grower is published monthly. It provides our members with the most up-to-date information on 4-H happenings in the county, region, state and at the national level.


Elaine  Davis

Elaine Davis
Phone: 417-682-3579   Fax: 417-682-4125
Email: DavisJer@missouri.edu

Clubs in Barton County

CITY CLOVERS CLUB -  Meets: Third Sunday afternoon of the month  Location: Wolf Center   Club Leader: JJ Shaw

LEARN A DO CLUB -  Meets: Monthly   Location: Varies   Club Leader: Kimberly Ball

MAKE-IT-HAPPEN CLUB - Meets: Monthly   Club leader: Matt Brown

RANGE MASTERS CLUB - Meets: Varies  Club leader: Charlie Winslow  (Charlie is certified in 4-H shooting sport disciplines of archery, 22 small rifle, and shotgun).

ROUGH RIDERS CLUB - Meets: Varies   Location: Wolf Center in Lamar   Club leaders: Shanda Winslow and Bethany Fanning

SHILOH CLUB - Meets: Second Monday of every month   Location: Liberal Community Center   Club leader: Stacey Endicott

BARTON COUNTY TEEN LEADERS CLUB - Meets: Third Sunday afternoon of the month   Location: Wolf Center in Lamar   Club leaders: Maureen Moyer and Elaine Davis

YOUTH EXCEL CLUB (a 4-H club in Lamar High School) Meets: Varies   Club leader: Elaine Davis


  Barton County 4-H Handbook

   The Barton County 4-H Handbook (PDF) includes club information, awards, activities and rules governing 4-H in Barton County.


4-H Clover

The 4-H Clover is your guide to 4-H projects, events and opportunities. 



   4-H Cookbooks Available

  4-H Cookbooks commemorating 75 years of 4-H in Barton County are available at the Extension office, 801 E. 12th Street, Lamar.  The cookbook contains 400 pages including recipes from local 4-H members past and present along with tidbits from the history of 4-H in Barton County. These cookbooks    are $5.00 each and make a great wedding or birthday gift.






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.