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4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

Clark County 4-H newsletters

December 2014 (PDF)

November 2014 (PDF)

October 2014 (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clubs

Clark County 4-H Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)

2011-2015 Club Rotation (PDF)

Clark County Livestock Committee Constitution (DOC)

Antioch 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Kahoka Christian Church. Club leaders: Lynette McGrew, Neva Selway and Erica Barlow

Ashton Cloverleaf 4-H Club meets at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Clark County Extension office meeting room. Club leaders: Michelle Hess and Anita Arnold

Fox River Clovers 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in the Clark County Extension office meeting room. Club leader: Trudi Baker, Kim Schantz and Coleena Day

Shamrock 4-H Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at St. Paul Church in Kahoka. Club leaders: Susan Selway and Keri Kearns

Willing Workers 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Wayland United Methodist Church. Club leaders: Janine Riney and Lynn Kleine and Donna Flood

Learn more by contacting MU Extension in Kahoka at 660-727-3339.

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

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
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.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)