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4-H: The Youth Solution–A national 4-H promotional video about the power 4-H has on our youth, today and tomorrow.

MU Division of Animal Science Youth Leadership Academy, May 31 - June 1, 2017
 

Youth Leadership Academy Flyer (PDF) | Application (PDF)  

Applications for this limited event are due April 1.  

High school youth from across the state are invited to participate in the University of Missouri Animal Science Youth Leadership Academy hosted by the MU Division of Animal Sciences and University of Missouri Extension.  The goal of the academy is to discover Missouri’s young leaders in agriculture and facilitate their growth and impact on the livestock industry.

In 2017, the intense four-day event will focus on increasing knowledge of Missouri’s diverse and dynamic livestock industry, as well as building participant’s leadership skills. Twenty high school students will be selected to participate in the session based upon educational, community, and agricultural involvement, as reflected through an application process.

Students will be welcomed to the Division of Animal Sciences at MIZZOU, with on-campus housing provided for a “college life” experience. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership development, discuss current issues regarding livestock production (all species), tour industry leading operations and businesses, and interact with University of Missouri faculty and staff; while networking with other young leaders from across the State.

Cedar County Clover newsletter

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families and friends.

PLEASE NOTE: We primarily use an online (email notification) newsletter.  If you do not have an email or would prefer the hard copy we will still mail one out to you at your request.  In addition, Club Leaders will be sent a few copies to hand out at club meetings if needed as requested.

December (PDF)
August (PDF)
July (PDF)
June (PDF)

4-H Council

Application for County Council officer (PDF) - Due September 15th 

The Cedar County 4-H Council includes members and volunteers from each local club. The council meets six times a year to develop and maintain countywide programming. Public is welcome to attend.  

2015-16 council officers
Avery Schiereck, president
, vice president
Macy Stauffer, secretary
Vicki Ford and Emily Mehl, treasurers

Next county council meeting

Following the Recognition Banquet on October 23, 2016, at the Land O Lakes Fair Grounds, El Dorado Springs, MO at 2 p.m. 

Cedar County 4-H Family Handbook (PDF) — 4-H council constitution and bylaws, clubs, awards and activities available to members

Enrollment

The 2016-2017 4-H enrollment process will take place online this year. Please go to mo.4honline.com to enroll as a member or volunteer. The process is pretty straight forward. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call our office.   

Resources

Missouri 4-H project materials
Project Briefs – Guides for Missouri 4-H projects in a two page overview including activity and community service ideas, objectives, Show Me Character, fair project ideas, Show Me Standards and project resources.  These briefs are a supplement to the project curriculum.

To enroll, contact Velynda Cameron at 417-326-4916 or email cameronv@missouri.edu

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

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.