Boone County 4-H Club Directory

4-H programs are open to all youth who are 5 to 18 years old by January 1. You may live in the country, in a small town or a big city and still be part of 4-H. 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 on the Missouri 4-H Website.

Getting involved in Boone County 4-H is easy;Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development has a easy 4HOnline enrollment system. Please log on at 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. State dues for Missouri 4-H are $20 with the additional $10 for Boone County.  Until dues have been paid in full, the member's enrollment status will remain in pending. 

For more information about enrolling in 4-H, feel free to contact a club you are interested in or you can contact Boone County Extension Office at 573-445-9792 or booneco@missouri.edu.

Adventurers

Regular meeting time: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. September through May; Blue Ridge Christian Church. 2400 Blue Ridge Rd. Columbia, MO 65202.

The business meeting always includes a healthy snack and a recreation activity.  Our club officers include a Health Officer who gives out 'Healthy Challenges' every month to keep us fit and active! 

Primary projects offered: We offer Cake Decorating, Cats, Horseless Horse, Golf, Photography, all the Shooting Sports, Sewing, Wildlife Conservation, and other projects according to the members' interest.  We have a very active Clover Kids program with a monthly activity during the regular business meeting.

Activities: Our club is committed to community service, including volunteering with animal rescues, packaging at the Food Bank, and a cookie exchange for the homeless shelter.  We hold a couple of social events every year, including the Annual Ice Cream Social in June.  We also hold a Bake and Craft Sale fundraiser in April.

Contact information: Lindsey Smith, lnzsmith@gmail.com;  or Steve & Kerri Henness, shenness@juno.com

Centralia

Regular meeting time: Second Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m.; Centralia City Hall

Primary projects offered: Beef, swine, meat goat, sheep and rabbits. Various other projects dependent on project leader availability. Often have leaders for foods, photography, woods and sewing.

Major Club Activities: Highway cleanup, Christmas caroling, Valentine cards and game night.

Contact information: Kristin Walters, kmwalters@centurylink.net/  

Englewood Hustlers

Regular meeting time: Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.; Englewood Clubhouse in Englewood, just past the Columbia Airport off Hwy 63

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

Major club activities:  Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pickup, Fish Fry, Service Projects

Contact information: Kara Hinton, englewoodhustlers@gmail.com

Fairview Friends

Regular meeting time: Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.; Russell Boulevard Elementary School gym and cafeteria in Columbia

Primary projects offered: Archery, foods, sewing, crafts, international foods, photography, leadership, 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, leadership

Contact information: Theresa Shettlesworth, shettleswortht@missouri.edu

Four Paws

Regular meeting time: Four Paws meetings will coincide with the training schedule. Contact Four Paws email address for the schedule.

Primary projects offered: Dogs

Contact information: Norma Crawford, FourPaws4HMO@gmail.com

Hallsville Go-Getters

Regular meeting time: First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.; Hallsville Fairgrounds, 500 Route 00, Hallsville, MO in the LeMone Building

Clover Kid meeting times: Contact Donna Phillippe 1-573-289-1754

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 Valentine’s for elderly, April club social and highway clean up, July participate in the county fair and have a 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. The club requires each member pay a $20 fee in addition to the registration fee.

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

Missouri's Best

Regular meeting time: First Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.; Columbia Area Career Center, 4203 S. Providence, Columbia, MO

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

Contact Information: Shane Clark at swclarkfarms@hotmail.com

Rock Bridge

Regular meeting time: Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.; Rock Bridge Elementary School Cafeteria, 5151 S. Hwy 163, Columbia, Mo. 65203

 Meetings June thru August please contact rockbridge4h@gmail.com for meeting location.

Clover Kid meeting times: Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Primary projects offered: Archery, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, exploring 4-H, foods, bread, entrepreneurship, photography, sewing, shooting sports, robotics, large and small animal, no horses.

Major club activities: Holiday dinner, Spring Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter weekend, Bake Sale on Mother's Day weekend, food bank.

Contact information: rockbridge4h@gmail.com Visit the Rock Bridge 4-H Club website for more details.

Shaw-Harg

Regular meeting time: Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.; 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 work, clean up Columbia, fair projects, demonstration day, Valentine’s Day Party, fair parade, County Fair, swim party

Contact information: Keri Hazelrigg kerijfrank@aol.com, or Thomas Phillips tmp0381@gmail.com

Sturgeon Goalseekers

Regular meeting time: Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Sturgeon Schools Elementary/Middle School cafeteria

Primary projects offered: Livestock (horse, beef, goats),  cake decorating, photography, arts, and crafts.

Major club activities: We help clean the environment twice a year in Oct/Apr with the Adopt a Highway project.  We serve the community by helping at the food pantry.  We have several club gatherings during the year, Fall- Oct, Christmas - Dec, Swim - July/Aug.  we have a Backwards Tractor Pull Fundraiser in June.  We participate in the Fair through livestock, youth arts, and parade. 

Contact information: Christine Vaughn, rustylanefarm@yahoo.com

Tomorrow's Leaders

Regular meeting time: First Monday of each month at 7.00 pm; Blue Ridge Elementary School 3700 Woodland Dr Columbia, MO 65202

Primary projects offered: Archery, Photography, Entrepreneurship, Arts & Crafts, Cake Decorating, Breads, Foods, Canning, Gardening, Keeping Fit, Robotics, Sewing, Scrapbooking, Shotgun, Smallbore Rifle (.22 cal.), Air Rifle, Public Speaking, Leadership

Major club activities: Adopt a Highway Clean Up, Monthly Community Service Activities, Swim Party, Club Bowling Party

Contact information: Kathy Thiessen, kathythiessen80@gmail.com, 573-489-8264

Woodlandville

Regular meeting time: Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.; Woodlandville United Methodist Church

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

Major club activities: Hayride in October 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 toward excellence with our projects. We coach and mentor our members on judging, demonstrations and public speaking. The club requires each family pay a $20 buyout instead of holding a fundraiser.

Contact information: Kelly Eddy, woodlandville4h@gmail.com or 573-424-2830