Boone County 4-H clubs

Boone County 4-H clubs offer a wide range of community service and leadership opportunities, as well as a number of year-long educational projects to members ages 8-18, and Clover Kids ages 5-7. While each club remains unique in their specific projects and activities, members of all clubs are also eligible to participate in a wide variety County, State, National and International opportunities offered by 4-H! General information regarding the Missouri 4-H program can be located at http://4h.missouri.edu/index.htm.

Enrollment in Boone County 4-H is done at the club level, and most initial enrollments are taken at the September and/or November Club meetings (Although many clubs offer enrollments throughout the year).  For more information about enrolling in 4-H, feel free to contact a club you are interested in or you can contact Chris Mosbrucker at the Boone County Extension Center.

Adventurers 4-H

Meeting location:  Faith Baptist Church (3909 Brown Station Rd). From Hwy 63, take the route B exit and turn south. Take a right at Casey’s. The church is about half a mile up on your left.

Primary projects offered:  sewing, quilting, entomology, canning/preserving, woodworking, breads, foods, photography, advanced visual arts, horseless horses, move across Missouri, scrapbooking, poultry, public speaking,  Clover Kids, cake decorating.

Date of initial enrollment:  Enrollment will begin with the September meeting.

Regular meeting times:  First Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Contact information: Cammie Cunningham at cammie.cunningham@gmail.com, Jennifer Carson at cliffordsfamily@centurytel.net or Tricia Murphy 573-875-2246

Adventurers 4-H is a growing, active club. Most of our members are homeschooled and our project schedule reflects this, as many projects meet at times that are difficult for private or public school families to coordinate. This is not meant to be exclusionary, just what works for our project leaders.

Centralia 4-H

Meeting location: Centralia City Hall

Primary projects offered: Foods, livestock, arts and crafts, photography

Regular meeting times: Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Contact information: Ann Seider at gary553@centurytel.net

Englewood Hustlers 4-H

Meeting location: We meet in the Englewood Clubhouse in Englewood, not far past the Columbia Airport off of Hwy 63

Primary projects offered:  Livestock, various other projects depending on leaders

Major club activities:  Christmas Caroling, Lock-In, Chili Cook-Off, Christmas Fruit Baskets

Date of initial enrollment:  September Meeting Time

Regular meeting times:  Second Monday of the Month at 6 p.m.

Contact information:  Charlotte Rathert at ccrathert@yahoo.com

Fairview Friends 4-H

Meeting location:  Russell Boulevard Elementary School gym and cafeteria in Columbia

Primary projects offered:  Archery, foods, sewing, crafts, international foods, photography, leadership geology, aerospace, woodworking and anything else we can find leaders for. We do not have many livestock projects and consider ourselves a ‘city’ club.

Major club activities: Community clean up, community service projects, demonstrations

Date of initial enrollment: Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Regular meeting times: Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Contact information: Theresa Shettlesworth at shettleswortht@missouri.edu

Four Paws 4-H

Meeting location:  Columbia Canine Sports Center

Primary projects offered: Dogs

Regular meeting times: Third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Contact information: Julie Holle at hollej@missouri.edu

Hallsville Go-Getters 4-H

Meeting location: Hallsville Fairgrounds, 500 Route 00, Hallsville, MO in the LeMone Building

Primary projects offered: Shooting sports, foods, sheep, swine, beef, cake decorating, geology, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, poultry

Major club activities: Hayride in October and highway clean up, Burger and Fry Night in November, Christmas events in December, February make valentines for elderly, April club social and highway clean up, June we have Heritage Days, July participate in the county fair and have swimming party. We have demonstrations every month starting in January. Each of the projects takes their own field trips. We are doing new things all the time. These are just a few.

Date of initial enrollment: Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hallsville Fairgrounds in the LeMone Building. This is the only time you can enroll in our club unless you move here or transfer from another club.

Regular meeting times: First Monday of the month at 7 p.m., Hallsville Fairgrounds, LeMone Building
Clover meeting times: October through April. Second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., Hallsville Fairgrounds, LeMone Building.

Contact information: Elaine George, 573-881-0941 or egeorge418@gmail.com

Hartsburg Sharp Shooters 4-H

Meeting location:  Copper Kettle in Ashland, Mo.

Primary projects offered:  Shooting sports (archery, shotgun, rifle, air rifle, pistol, air pistol, hunting skills, western heritage), livestock, cake decorating, robotics, arts adn crafts, photography, foods, sewing and clothing, hams, and biking.

Major club activities: Community clean up, community service projects, blood drives, holiday celebrations, R100 Archery shoot.

Regular meeting times:  Third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Contact information: Ragan Sappington at sappingtonrr@gmail.com

Missouri's Best 4-H

Meeting location: Midway Heights Baptist Church (6801 W. Rollingwood Blvd, Columbia 65202) From Hwy 70, take Exit 121 North towards Fayette, travel about 3 miles and then take a left on to W. Rollingwood Blvd. The church is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right. Please enter the side door near the playground.

Primary projects offered: Beef cattle, market wwine, market goats, market sheep, shotgun shooting sports (We also work with other local clubs to fill members project needs.)

Date of inital enrollment: Enrollment will begin with the September meeting.

Regular meeting times: First Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

Contact Information: Justin Rapp at rappcattleco@hotmail.com or call or text 573-356-1114

Rock Bridge 4-H

Meeting location:  Rock Bridge Elementary School gymnasium, 5151 S. 163 Hwy, Columbia, MO 65203 (south Providence Road and Old Plank) 

Primary projects offered:  Shooting sports, cake decorating, robotics, arts and crafts, swine, photography, exploring, foods, sewing/clothing, horse, poultry, aerospace, scrapbooking, leadership, advanced arts, clowning

The Rock Bridge 4-H Club also has a very active Clover Kids project, for 5- to 7-year-olds interested in learning more about 4-H. The Clover Kids meet at 6 p.m. the same night as the club meeting, unless otherwise specified or in the case of special events. Clover Kids are invited to give a report to the 4-H club during regular, business meetings. Clover Kids and their families are encouraged to participate in club activities, community service projects as well as fundraising events.

Visit the Rock Bridge 4-H Club website for more details:  www.rockbridge4H.org

Major club activities:  Halloween party, spring fun night, holiday dinner, pool party, electronics recycling, bell ringing, food bank, egg hunt, petting zoo, veterans’ cards

Date of initial enrollment:  Rock Bridge 4-H Club will begin at the October meeting.

Regular meeting times:  Second Thursday of each month

Contact information:  rockbridge4h@gmail.com

Shaw-Harg 4-H

Meeting location:  Two Mile Prairie Elementary School Gym, off Route Z Northeast of Columbia

Primary projects offered:  Archery, cake decorating, arts and crafts, cured hams, foods, livestock, photography, sewing and more

Major club activities:  Christmas party, volunteer at food pantry, clean up Columbia, fair projects, demonstration day, Valentine’s Day Party, fair parade, County Fair, swim party

Date of initial enrollment: September meeting

Regular meeting times: Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Contact information:  Christi Miller at cmiller@booneelectric.com

Sturgeon Goalseekers 4-H

Meeting location:  Sturgeon Youth Center (At fairgrounds and across from the middle school ball field)

Primary projects offered:  Livestock (horse, beef, rabbit, goats), archery/shotgun, cake decorating, photography, sewing, foods, arts and crafts

Major club activities:  Halloween party in October and Highway Cleanup.Christmas dinner in December along with community projects for the elderly and local business's. April another Highway Cleanup. June we participate at the Sturgeon Summer Fest. In July members participate at the Boone County Fair and the club has a picnic and water game party, we have an end of the year swim party in August. We have demonstrations throughout the year at our monthly meetings along with different programs from speakers.

Date of initial enrollment:  Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Sturgeon Youth Center.

Regular meeting times:  Second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Sturgeon Youth Center. Only exception is the October meeting and it will be held on the third Monday of the month.

Contact information:  Roxanne at jrbeck63@gmail.com

Woodlandville 4-H

Meeting location:  Meetings are held at the Woodlandville United Methodist Church. Take I-70 to Rt J and go north or turn right onto Rt J. Go about 10 miles to the small town of Woodlandville

Primary projects offered: Livestock, shooting sports, arts and crafts, sewing, foods, ham curing, horsemanship, photography

Major club activities: Pizza party in November to thank parents and volunteers for helping with the 4-H program, caroling in December, ice cream social in June and swim party in August. We are strong in our training towards excellence with our projects. We coach and mentor our members on judging, demonstrations and public speaking. The club requires each family pay a $25 buyout instead of holding a fundraiser.

Date of initial enrollment:  Enrollment meetings are Sept. 12 and Oct. 10, both starting at 6 p.m. prior to the official meeting starting at 7 p.m. Enrollment will be closed after the October meeting.

Regular meeting times: Second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Contact information: Tanya Heath at tanya_advocare@yahoo.com or 573-445-1668 or 573-808-1053. Please call during the afternoon or evening.

 

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