4-H News & Calendar

4HOnline Enrollment: https://mo.4honline.com
Cole County 4-H Facebook Page 


October 20, 2017

SHOOTING SPORTS: Banquet - Oct. 20

Shooting Sports Families:

The 2nd Annual Shooting Sports Banquet will be held Friday, Oct. 20 at 6:00pm at Reinhardt Circle (5007 Buffalo Road, Jefferson City). Thank you to Misty Schroeder for sponsoring this event again!

Please RSVP to this e-mail with the number attending from your family.  Each family is asked to bring a side dish. Meat, drinks, dessert, and table service is provided.

Please send 3 or 4 of your favorite shooting sports pictures to Nicki Russell for use in the slideshow at the banquet. If we have permission to use some pictures at Cole County 4-H's Recognition Night (Oct. 22 at 4pm), please send to Cindy Hassler.


American Horse Challenge

October 18-22, 2017
Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum - Sedalia
(810) 730-0682


ROBOTICS: Mousetrap Car Competition Build Club

Mousetrap Car Competition Build Club

Explore engineering principles and design as you brainstorm, prototype, test and then refine mousetrap cars to make them lighter, faster, and travel farther.

Instructor: Donna Stallings (from the Lincoln University Engineering camp). Class culminates in an exhibition of cars at the the Fall LabSpace Mousetrap Car Challenge December 2.

Ages 11+

Nov 9 and Nov. 30th


Six 2-hour sessions $75

Register at labspacerobotics.com or call (573) 645-0800.


Awards Time! / RSVP

The 2017 Recognition Night Awards Banquet theme will be based on the TV Game Show "Match Game". Local celebrities will be our panel to match your wit! Come have some fun with us on Sunday, October 22 at 4pm at the Cole County Extension Center!  The meal is provided by the Cole County 4-H Council.


4-H Enrollment Opens!

Go to https://mo.4honline.com to register! Firefox or Chrome are the best browsers to use. DO NOT USE Internet Explorer. We also do not recommend using mobile devices. You are welcome to stop by the Extension Office and we are happy to help.

  • Returning Members: 
    • DO NOT create a new profile.
      • If you have forgotten your password, there is a reset option on the login screen.
      • Have a new e-mail account? Please contact us to update your family record.
    • NOTE for 18 year olds: When enrolling, you will be be prompted if you want to be a member or a volunteer. 
      • If you wish to continue your 4-H career as a "Member", select that option.
      • If have completed your 4-H career and want to give back to the 4-H program, please select "Volunteer".
    • If you are not finding a record, it might be archived.  
    • Dues:
      • Please verify your credit card on file to make sure all information is current. 
      • If you wish to pay your club treasurer, please select "4-H Check" and pay your club promptly.
      • Dues are $25 if paid by Dec. 31; $30 for enrollees beginning January 1.
  • New Members:
    • Please select a club and at least one project to make your enrollment process go smoother.
  • Volunteers:
    • Enroll in 4HOnline FIRST!
    • You will only need to complete the Annual Background Check Consent Form if prompted by 4HOnline.


T-shirts for sale

Have you heard? There are new Missouri 4-H t-shirts available for you to purchase! The shirts are black, short-sleeved with a new green and white logo. Available sizes include youth small, youth medium, adult small, adult medium, adult large, adult X-Large, adult 2XL and adult 3XL. The shirts will be available for purchase through 4HOnline for $11 each, through December 15, 2017. You will find the shirt sales listed as an event in 4HOnline, for which you may register. You will pay for you shirt(s) just like you do when you register for the year, for state events, or trainings.

So how will you get the shirts? 

It is not cost effective to mail the shirts to you directly, so delivery will be made to your county or region and your 4-H faculty and/or staff. Your faculty and/or staff will make arrangements regarding local delivery/pick-up.

Will you have to wait until December or January to get your shirt? The shirts will hopefully be delivered to your region and/or county in a timely manner.  Do not count on them for holiday gifts.

Can you still purchase them after December 15, 2017?

Certainly, but other arrangements, besides 4HOnline will need to be made. 



Central Missouri Master Gardeners are proud to offer the CMMG Academic Scholarship Program. This year, three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to three students. 

Please share with anyone interested that meets the requirements.


  1.  Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school for the fall term of the current year.  Applicants are limited to those who plan to study horticulture, agriculture, conservation, or forestry.
  2. Applicants must attend school in or must be residents of one of the counties of Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Maries and Miller.
  3. High school applicants should have at least a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Home-schooled applicants should submit verification of GED completion.  College students wishing to be considered for the scholarship must have completed their freshman year with at least a GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Each scholarship must be used within nine (9) months after receiving the award.
  5. The application must be typed using white 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, with 1 ½ inch margins.  Use a font no small than 12 pitch and double space.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018.

Submit your application to:        CMMG Scholarship Selection Committee

                                                                                c/o Jenelle Schwieterman

                                                                                905 Bannister Drive

                                                                                Jefferson City, MO  65109

Questions:  contact  Jenelle Schwieterman at 893-3538 or foxboro2@embarqmail.com


October 21, 2017

Central Eastern Missouri Rabbit Breeders All Breed Rabbit Show

Missouri State Fairgrounds Rabbit Building - Sedalia
(636) 578-0111


October 22, 2017

The 2017 Recognition Night Awards Banquet 

Theme will be based on the TV Game Show "Match Game". Local celebrities will be our panel to match your wit! Come have some fun with us on Sunday, October 22 at 4pm at the Cole County Extension Center!  The meal is provided by the Cole County 4-H Council.


October 26, 2017

National Youth Maker Summit 2017

Maker: November 2-5, 2017

Do you like to invent, build, or experiment? Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? The Maker National Youth Summit is for the creative and curious young minds of the next generation of innovators. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.

The National Youth Maker Summit takes place November 2-5, 2017. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4-H Conference Center, meals, educational programming and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4-H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Thursday, November 2 and ending with a box lunch on Sunday, November 5, 2016.

National Youth Summit on Maker - Registration is open! Registration will close on Thursday, October 26, 2017.


This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in participating should contact leaders in their school, scout troop, religious organization or club to identify an adult to register and accompany them at the event.


Download the agenda for the National Youth Maker Summit


Central States Winter Tournament - Horse Show

October 26-29, 2017

Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum - Sedalia
(913) 579-7709


October 28, 2017

Missouri Poultry Assoc. Fall Poultry Swap & Show

Missouri State Fairgrounds Poultry Building - Sedalia
(660) 647-2474


October 31, 2017

Youth in Action Awards

Every 4-H'er has a story, and every story is worth telling!

The 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program is a premier opportunity for your students to share their stories of how 4-H has changed their lives and how they have, in turn, impacted others.

Through this program, four confident leaders will each receive:

  • $5,000 scholarship
  • An all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
  • The chance to tell their stories on a national level.

Pillar winners will have the chance to interact with National 4-H Council CEO Jennifer Sirangelo as well as celebrities and other prominent 4-H alumni. Through a formal selection process, one winner will be chosen in each pillar area: Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). One of these pillar winners will also be selected as the 2018 4-H Youth in Action National Award Winner.

Applications are due October 23, 2017!

Learn More & Apply Now


EXTENSION: Sept. 2017 News


WHEN: October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5 (Tuesdays)

WHAT TIME: 9:30am - 12:00pm

WHERE: University of Missouri Extension Cole County


REGISTRATION: Contact the MU Extension Center in Cole County at 573-634-2824

INSTRUCTORS: Melissa Cotton & Lynda Zimmerman

Do you need help with Arthritis, Asthma, Depression, Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Lupus, Osteoporosis, or other chronic conditions. 

Learn how to:

  • Relax & handle difficult emotions
  • Manage medications & Symptoms
  • Improve eating & physical activity habits
  • Communicate more effectively with healthcare providers
  • Set realistic goals. 

This program will benefit anyone who..

  • Has been diagnosed with a chronic condition
  • Lives with someone who has a chronic condition
  • Cares for someone who has a chronic condition


November 7, 2017

American Black Hereford ABHA Show & Sale

November 7-11, 2017
Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum - Sedalia
(913) 677-1111


November 9, 2017

EXTENSION: Sept. 2017 News


WHEN: November 9, 2017

WHAT TIME: 6:00 pm

WHERE: University of Missouri Extension Cole County


What does Science do for you? A chat with MU Grad Students FREE & open to the public. 

What an awesome program for high school kids thinking about their future or anyone at any age. Presentations will be given by MU graduate students on the research they are doing. We would need attendees to register in advance so we know if the program is a go. It is a one-time only program but again, a great opportunity. 


November 18, 2017

NBHA Missouri 01 - Barrel Horse Races

Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum - Sedalia
(660) 864-3200


December 2, 2017

ROBOTICS: Robot Challenge/Cardboard Arcade

First, we have a Cardboard Arcade Build coming up on Oct 7.  Groups and individuals are invited to bring arcade games that they have built from cardboard and other recyclables. We'll set them up in Capital Mall in Jefferson City. We'll all take turns playing each others games.  I think it would be a fun 4-H club activity.

LabSpace will be open Sept 23 and 30 from 1:00-3:00 if people would like to come build together.  We'll have tools, hot glue guns, tape and recyclables.  The event is free, but we gladly accept cool recyclables, tape of any kind and hot glue sticks.

Our Fall Robot Challenge is Dec 2.  We have 2 robot challenges-the rules are attached.  We're also having a Mousetrap Car Challenge the same day.  So, there will be lots of cool robots and mousetrap cars to watch and hopefully, some 4-H'ers will enter.  The entry fee is $5 per team, but we can waive that if it poses a problem.

If there are 4-H'ers who have access to 4-H kits and need help getting started on the challenges, we'd love to help.  We can set up a special session or two to get them going.

If you have any questions, please call (573) 645-0800 or email.




December 2-3, 2017

Missouri State Rabbit Convention Show

December 2-3, 2017
Rabbit & Poultry Building & Agriculture Building - Sedalia
(573) 659-4185