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Clubs

Denim & Dust co-led by Angel Dotson, Angie Gann, and Heather Tucker, will meet the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse in Buffalo, 108 S. Maple St. Heather 417-733-2955

4-H Moo-vers Club This is a dairy interest club and meets as needed and scheduled. Club leader:  Holly Smith 417-840-8218

Eagles Club meets at the courthouse in Buffalo the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Club leader.  Cindy Anglen, canglen@hotmail.com 417-345-7335

Boots and Jeans Club meets at Kemper Farms, 122 Airport Road in Buffalo the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. Club leader. Chantel Kemper 417-773-4065

Friendship Builders Club meets at the Charity Christian Church, State Highway M, at 6:00 pm. the third Tuesday of the month.  Club leader:  Sarah Durand 417-733-7785

Dallas County 4-H Council meets in the courthouse basement on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. For more information on local clubs, contact Becky Bell, 4-H Youth Program Assistant at 417-345-7551 or bellrebe@missouri.edu.

Project Meetings

Robotics - junior leader Weston Hood, on selected Saturdays, with Josh Brower as facilitator 417-343-1821
     First Meeting is Saturday, January 5 at 1:30 PM at Grace Community Church, 1652 S. Ash, Buffalo, MO

Vet Science - meets at Kemper Farms, 122 Airport Rd. in Buffalo on the second Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m., leader Chantel Kemper 417-773-4065. 

Horseless Horse and Horse Riding - meets at the courthouse on the first and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm, Nellie Ritzheimer 417-733-0395

Rabbits - Heather Tucker and Debra Kohloff, every other month, 417-733-2955

Poultry - Tesse Wommack is the leader. Project will begin in February.

Cooking For Clovers - for kids 5 to 7 years old, and those 9 and under that this is the first time they are doing cooking or foods, schedule varies, Carrie Hulsey 417-414-3003. Temporarily Carrie is leading Foods Project with varying schedule.

Small Engines - with Jerry Cobb, starting in January.

*Cake Decorating - February 2 to March 2, Saturdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Haven with Teri Anglin 417-345-7335

*Arts and Crafts - SPIN Club with Erin Mankey (3 sessions on a particular craft with dates to be announced later)

*Woodworking - SPIN Club with Jeff Jaekley May 11, 18, and June 1, time and place TBA

Horseback Riding - riding will be scheduled in the spring.  Until then, project members should attend Horseless Horse.

Beef Showing - Stephanie Daves Bailey and Sharon Daves will meet late winter and early spring to help with show items.

Beef Husbandry - possibly Andy McCorkill

 

Move Across Missouri between February 1 and April 30, log how many minutes per day you spend moving in some activity. Click here for Move Log

 

 

2019 Upcoming Events

WC Energizer

January 26, 2019 

4-H SPIN Club Beginner Cake Decorating

February 2, 9,16,23 and March 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Haven        

Conference Judging

June 26

 

Recognition Forms Due

September 2

Recognition Night

September 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.