4-H is not just for farm kids anymore!  4-H in Christian County offers youth learning opportunities in robotics, computers, scrapbooking, horses, livestock and much much more.  For more information contact:

  • 4-H Youth Development Educator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Jennifer Hancock at (417)  581-3558
  • Hancockjp@missouri.edu

Join 4-H Today!

4-H is now ONLINE  http://mo.4honline.com/

Each family will enroll Online this year. Before enrolling, complete the Four Step Application Process: A-B-C-D at http://4h.missouri.edu/enroll/.

2014-2015 4-H Clover  http://4h.missouri.edu/clover.aspx

Get Involved! Become a 4-H Volunteer! 

Missouri 4-H volunteers help youth ages 5 to 18 feel safe and supported to learn and lead. Contact the Christian County, 4-H Development Educator for more information at (417) 581-3558. All Volunteers are required to complete a Annual Background Check Consent Form LG639. Go to http://4h.missouri.edu/volunteer.aspx.

Christian County 4-H Clubs: 

  • 4-H Council: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H building at Finley River Park in Ozark (open to everyone)
  • Christian County Go-Getters: First Sunday of the month, 3:00 p.m. at the 4-H building at Finley River Park in Ozark
  • Nixa Extreme Explorers: Time and location varies
  • Billings Countyliners: First Monday of the month, 6:00 p.m. at the Billings Community Center
  • New Horizons: Second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Sparta Middle School
  • Chadwick Boots & Hooves:
  • Living Stones: Third Thursday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the Countryside Christian Church, 3350 W Jackson St, Nixa, MO  65714

Additional Links:

University of Missouri Extension Christian County 4-H  http://extension.missouri.edu/christian/4h.aspx
4-H Mall  http://www.4-hmall.org/home.aspx
National 4-H Council  http://www.4-h.org/
Missouri 4-H  http://4h.missouri.edu/
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ChristianCo4H


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.