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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...

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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

Missouri Eat Smart Guidelines Workshops 1-4 (Session 1 of 4)

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

Cole County Extension Center
2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City MO map...


This 4-hour workshop will help child care facilities improve the nutrition and feeding environments for children in their care. Participants will learn about “best practices” for promoting optimal health and lifelong positive eating habits in young children.

The following sessions will be included: Eating Well--Basic Nutrition for Kids and for You; Childhood Obesity and Missouri’s Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care; Setting the Stage for Eating Well – The Nutrition Environment; and Healthy Habits for Life--Teaching Nutrition to Preschool Children.




There is no charge to attend, due to a Missouri Team Nutrition grant.


Lynda Zimmerman,
MU Extension in Cole County
phone: 573/634-2824