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 national level.

August 2018 (PDF)

July 2018 (PDF)

June 2018 (PDF)

May 2018 (PDF)

April 2018 (PDF)

March 2018 (PDF)

February 2018 (PDF)

January 2018 (PDF)


December 2017 (PDF)

November 2017 (PDF)

October 2017  (PDF)
September 2017  (PDF)
August 2017  (PDF)
July 2017  (PDF)


Clubs in Barton County

City Clovers Club meets the third Sunday afternoon of every month at the Wolf Center, Lamar.
Club leader: JJ Shaw

Learn A Do Club meets monthly at varying times and locations.
Club leader: Melinda Morgan

Make-It-Happen Club meets monthly.  Club leader - Matt Brown

Range Masters Club meeting dates vary. Club leader: Charlie Winslow. Charlie is certified in 4-H shooting sport disciplines (archery, 22 small rifle and shotgun).

Rough Riders Club meeting dates vary at the Wolf Center, Lamar. Club leaders: Shanda Winslow and Bethany Fanning

Shiloh Club meets the second Monday of every month at the Liberal Community Center, Liberal. Club leader: Stacey Endicott

Barton County Teen Leaders Club meet the third Sunday afternoon of every month at the Wolf Center, in Lamar. Club leaders: Maureen Moyer and Elaine Davis

Youth EXCEL Club (a 4-H club in Lamar High School) meeting date vary. 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 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, birthday, or Christmas 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.