4-H Upcoming Events
West Central Regional Energizer is coming
It's the time of year when the West Central Region's Regional Energizer is fast approaching! The Energizer will be on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clinton Middle School, 600 East Clinton Street, Clinton. 4-H youth, parents and volunteers are welcome to attend. Approximately 55 workshops will be available to participate in this year. Topics to be covered will range from horse bowl and horse selection to scrap-booking.
Items for Veterans Care Packages will be collected to go to residents of Missouri Veterans Homes again this year. Check the registration form for a list of requested items.
Cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. The deadline for registrations is noon on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Make checks payable to MU Extension. For more information or to register, contact the MU Extension in Camden County office at 573-346-2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Central Regional Energizer flyer (PDF)
West Central Regional Energizer registration form (PDF)
Show Me Equine Summit
Join us for a clinic on competitive horse judging and oral reasons from Kayla Wells on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, MO.
The clinic will consist of two performance classes, on conformation class and a session on delivering competitive reasons. Deadline for pre-registration and payment is Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. For more information and to pre-register, please contact Kelly Eddy, 573-234-1415 or email HorseJudgingMO@hotmail.com.
Show Me Equine Summit flyer (PDF)
Show Me Equine Summit registration form (PDF)
16th annual 4-H day with the St. Louis Cardinals
Missouri and Illinois 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 20 for the 16th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals. The Cardinals will be playing the San Francisco Giants in a 6:15 p.m. game. Tickets for the game will be $25 each and includes a specially designed T-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front.
4-H members, leaders, alumni and their families who purchase 4-H Day with the Cardinals tickets will have the opportunity to participate in a parade around the Busch Stadium outfield. Pre-game ceremonies will include a recitation of the 4-H pledge and ceremonial first pitches by an Illinois and Missouri 4-H member. As an added bonus the Cardinals give-away item for the game is a Cardinals pet bowl. The first 30,000 fans age 16 and older will receive this one-of-a kind item.
Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Cardinals order form. Ticket order forms are available at the MU Extension Office at 44 Roofener Street, Camdenton or by clicking on the link below. Ticket orders must be postmarked by April 10, 2017. Tickets usually sell out before the order deadline so families are encouraged to order early. 4-H Clubs, counties or groups of families who would like to be seated together must send their orders in the same envelope.
Families can also participate in the 4-H Day with the Cardinals raffle to win prizes such as throwing out the first pitch, autographed baseballs and tickets to other Cardinal baseball games. Funds raised through the raffle support Missouri and Illinois 4-H programs. 4-H Day with the Cardinals has raised almost $75,000 to support Missouri and Illinois 4-H programs in the first 15 years. Complete information about the 4-H Day with the Cardinals raffle is on the ticket order form.
2017 4-H Day with the Cardinals (PDF)
2017 Missouri 4-H Equine Tour
Cowboy Up! The 2017 Equine 4-H tour on May 22 through 28 is headed to Oklahoma and Texas exploring the western equine world for teens dreaming of an equine related career or aspiring to learn more about the horse world. Each year's tour has a unique itinerary to help youth explore the diverse equine industry indigenous to the destinations. The 2017 tour will focus on the western performance and rodeo industry with visits to leading medical facilities, tours of top performance quarter horse ranches including the Lazy E, the Remington Horse Racing Track, the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Fort Worth Stockyards. Visits to higher education institutions such as Northeastern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma State University, will be included with additional opportunities to meet nationally recognized leaders and trainers in the western equine industry.
Nicole Bricker, Equine Tour Alum and second year MU Veterinary School student, reflected upon her experiences: "I really enjoyed going on the equine tour each year to learn about the horse industry across the state of Missouri as well as several other Midwestern states. The trips are a fun and exciting way to learn more about the horse industry, the many different disciplines and equine business sectors. The MO 4-H Equine trip was one of my absolute favorite state level activities."
Ashley Bauer, 2013 Missouri State Fair Queen, Graduate Student Equine Studies William Woods University and 4-H Equine Tour Alum summarized her feelings about the tour's value: "The 4-H Equine Tour opened my eyes to all that the equestrian industry truly has to offer. Not only did I make lifelong friends, I made connections throughout the nation with potential employers and experienced various equestrian opportunities."
The $600 tour fee includes charter bus transportation, tours, hotels, most meals, tour t-shirt, travel bag and other associated costs. Applications are available at
The fifty tour seats typically fill prior to the March 1 deadline. To avoid disappointment, submit complete application packet early! For more information, contact Kayla Wells, 573-346-2644 or email email@example.com.
Missouri 4-H Equine Career Tour registration form (PDF)
Second annual 4-H day with the Kansas City Royals
Missouri and Kansas 4-H members, parents, volunteers, supporters and alumni will gather at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 for the second annual 4-H day with the Royals playing the Minnesota Twins. Tickets for the game will be early bird $40 each by April 15 or $60 by July 15, and includes a specially designed T-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Royals emblem on the front. Pre-game ceremonies will include one 4-H member joining the Captains Club to represent 4-H prior to the game and four 4-H members and/or volunteers attending batting practice.
Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Royals website at http://tinyurl.com/gt4e7k9. Tickets usually sell out before the order deadline, so families are encouraged to order early. 4-H Clubs, counties or groups of families who would like to be seated together must send their orders on the same form.
Families can also participate in the 4-H Day with the Royals raffle to win prizes. Complete information about the 4-H Day with the Royals raffle is on the print order form http://extension.missouri.edu/saline/royal.aspx.
2017 4-H Day with the Royals flyer (PDF)