A community of young people preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow.

4-H Brochure 2015 (PDF)

2014/2015 Program Book (PDF)

4-H Council 2015 Meeting Dates

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5 pm (Eiserer Hall)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5 pm (Eiserer Hall)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5 pm (Eiserer Hall)
June 2015 - TBA
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5 pm (Eiserer Hall)
October 2015 - Judge Saline County awards - TBA
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5 pm (Eiserer Hall)

Area clubs

Bosworth Fireballs meet at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month in the basement of the Christian Church in Bosworth. Club leader: Stella Patton

Chase meets at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the Norborne Elementary School in Norborne. Club leader: Kathy Miller

Happy Hustlers meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the 4-H Youth Building. Club leader: Mindy Minnick

Clover Connection

A monthly newsletter providing information about upcoming events and opportunities for 4-H youth.

2015 Newsletters

January 2015 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)
March 2015 (PDF)
    4-H Camp Application 2015 (PDF)
April 2015 (PDF)



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.


4-H Online enrollment system
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.