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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

State 4-H Public Speaking Contest 2013

When:  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Middlebush Hall on the MU Campus - Columbia, MO
Columbia MO


The 2013 State 4-H Public Speaking Contest will be held Saturday, September 21 at Middlebush Hall on the MU Campus in Columbia. The contest takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth compete in a communication category of their choice, alongside other Juniors (ages 8-10), Intermediates (ages 11-13) or Seniors (ages 14-18) in their age division.

Registration fee is $25 per competitor. Family and friends who come to support the speakers get in free. All youth must be pre-registered for the contest and a currently enrolled member of Missouri 4-H to compete. more...

Session topic:

Junior (ages 8-10), Intermediate (ages 11-13) and Senior (ages 14-19) contestants compete in one of the following categories:Prepared, Extemporaneous, Tech-Assisted, PSA or Interpretation.


To register, please contact the 4-H office in your local MU Extension center, which will be able to provide local deadline and qualification information. The individuals selected by their counties are typically the top finishers at their county 4-H public speaking contest, but each county may have a different selection process.

The number of speakers counties may send is determined by the competition category:
Counties may send up to three speakers per division (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) per category for the Prepared, Extemporaneous, and Technology-Assisted categories. For the Public Service Announcement category, counties may send up to five competitors per division. Counties may send up to five competitors per division for each of the Interpretation sub-categories: Dramatic, Humorous, and Pantomime.

Registration form and guidelines are at more...






Bradd Anderson,
4-H Center for Youth Development, MU Extension
phone: 573-884-0576

Team Nutrition for Child Care - Kirksville

When:  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Adair County University of Missouri Extension office
503 East Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO 63501-1914
503 East Northtown Road, Kirksville MO map...


The Eat Smart Guidelines intervention was created to challenge child care facilities and providers to voluntarily make changes to their menus and the environment in which they feed children. This program educates child care directors, teachers, and staff in providing nutritious, appealing meals and snacks to children in a positive child care environment.

Session topic:

Four one-hour Eat Smart workshops will be provided to child care providers.
First session is Eating Well. Second session is "Childhood Obesity and Eat Smart Guidelines." The third session is "Setting the Stage." The fourth session is "Healthy Habits."


Contact Jane Hunter at or by calling 660-385-2173. Successful completion of the programwill result in 4 clock hours of education.






Jim Meyer,
MU Extension in Ralls County
phone: 573-985-3911