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4-H

The state 4-H website can be found at www.4h.missouri.edu

Missouri 4-H Clover catalog

The Clover is a catalog of Missouri 4-H projects, programs and publications. It is designed to help volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities.

Enrollment

The 2018-2019 4-H enrollment process will take place online this year. Please go to mo.4honline.com to enroll as a member or volunteer. If you are a returning member or volunteer please log in and review all pages, confirm contact information, signatures and enroll in your projects for this year. In order to speed up the enrollment process is it preferred but not required to make your payment online with a debit or credit card.  If you are having issues with the online program, users have indicated using Internet Explorer from a laptop or desktop computer to be the most user friendly.  If you have any questions please feel free to email or contact Linda Heryford at 417-276-3313 or heryfordl@missouri.edu

How to - re-enrollment (PDF)
How to - new enrollment (PDF)

Volunteers

There is a new volunteer background form required in ADDITION to enrolling online.  Please print the form and instructions, follow the instructions, and return the original form to the Extension Office, in person or by mail to Cedar County MU Extension, attn: Linda Heryford, 113 South St., Stockton, MO 65785.  For more information go to the volunteer link on this page.

Instructions (PDF) 
Background Screening Form (PDF)

Missouri 4-H parent/guardian code of conduct

The mission of the Missouri 4-H Program is to engage youth as valued, contributing members of their communities in partnership with caring adults. The opportunity to participate in and/or volunteer with Missouri 4-H is a privilege and honor, not a right. All youth participants, parents/guardians supporting their child’s participation in 4-H, and volunteers are expected to sign the Missouri Code of Conduct before becoming involved with Missouri 4-H. Continued participation in Missouri 4-H is based on individuals meeting the requirements of the program including the Missouri 4-H Youth Code of Conduct and Parent Code of Conduct. For those adults who opt to become a Missouri 4-H volunteer, there is also a 4-H Youth Protection Policy (Code of Ethics for Staff/Volunteers).

The Code of Conduct will apply and be enforced for all 4-H members, 4-H parents and 4-H volunteers.

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Cedar County Clover newsletter

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families and friends. We primarily use an online (email notification) newsletter.  If you 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 2018 (PDF)
November 2018 (PDF)
October 2018 (PDF)
September 2018 (PDF) 
August 2018 (PDF)

4-H county council  

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. 

Next county council meeting 
January 21, 2019, at the Christian Church Activity Center, West of Stockton on Highway 32, at 6:30 p.m..  

Minutes
September (PDF) 
August (PDF)
May (PDF)
March (PDF)

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

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

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.