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The New 4-H Year begins September 1.


Callaway County 4-H News

Clubs in Callaway County

Hardin Hustlers Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Callaway Electric Cooperative in Fulton.
Club leader: Dawn Threatt, dawnt@peakperformpt.com or 573-642-0832

Hatton 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Community Center in Hatton.
Club leader: Roy Rohrbach,  roy@rohrbachfamilyfarms.com   or 573-642-3172

New Bloomfield Cruisers Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Bank Star One in New Bloomfield. Please call before the meeting to verify the location.
Club leader: Steve Hartman, sixhartsgelbvieh@netzero.com or 573-491-3598

Rising Sun 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Central Christian Church.
Club leader: Carmen Corey, carmencorey@ymail.com or 573-220-9769.

Williamsburg Pioneers Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Williamsburg Community Center.
Club leaders: Jodi Selby, drygulchranch@yahoo.com or 573-254-3067; Melissa Gilman, mgilman@ktis.net or 573-254-3936

South Callaway 4-H Clover Dogs Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Early Childhood Cafeteria at South Callaway School.
Club leaders: Sara Belcher, sara-belcher@hotmail.com or 573-355-4572

Millersburg 4-H Club meets at 6:00 pm on the second Monday of every month at the M4H Clubhouse.
Club leader:  Brandee Narancich, narancich5@netzero.net or preferably text to 573-826-0588.

Teen Leaders Group (ages 13-18) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Callaway County Extension Center.
Club leaders:  Pam Phelps, pphelps4648@yahoo.com; Pam Heimericks 573-642-0755.

Callaway County Shooting Sports Program
Coordinator: Lori Davis, Lori@ovidbell.com or 573-642-2844

To join a club or get more information about 4-H programs in Callaway County, contact Pam Heimericks, youth program associate, at heimericksp@missouri.edu or 573-642-0755.

Support

Callaway County 4-H programs receive financial support from Callaway County United Way.

 

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.

Resources

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
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.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)