4-H

Clubs

Joining 4-H in Daviess County is easy. Contact the Daviess County Extension Center at 660-663-3232 or daviessco@missouri.edu for details on enrolling and contacting club leaders.

Brushy Squirrels 4-H Club meets on the second Monday of each month at the Tri-County Elementary School cafeteria, Jamesport.
Club leader: Jena Eads

Knee Hi 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the basement of the Gallatin United Methodist Church, Gallatin.
Club leaders: Lena Ishmael and Alicia Endicott

Information for 4-H families

Click on the link and it will take you to the web site to complete the programs.

Northwest Region 4-H Camp 2017

Northwest Region 4-H Camp 2017 will be held at Crowder State Park, Trenton, MO, the week of June 5-8, 2017 and the week of June 12-15, 2017.

In compliance with fire code the camp can accommodate 96 campers.  We will accept 32 males and 64 females. Completed registration will be accepted until the camp fills or until the registration deadline whichever comes first.

Registrations will be dated and taken on the first come, first served basis for the NW Extension Region and Linn County.  Youth served by other regions will need to request that a staff member from their county, attend camp at Crowder for the week they choose to attend.  Only complete registrations will be accepted. A complete registration includes camp application and a copy of the youth health form from 4-H Online.

Return complete registration with 2017 camp fee of $110 to:  Daviess County Extension, 102 North Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640

All application and money must be received by Monday, May 8, 2017.  

No refunds after May 15th Except in cases of serious illness or accident of camper and Cancellation must be made prior to camp by calling 660-663-3232.  

We must have 12 cabin chaperones each week.  If we do not meet this requirement, we cannot have camp.  Please talk with your county 4-H staff about the opportunity to volunteer.  The Camp Chaperone Application is below with the camp applications.

Camp Registration

Copy of Youth Health Form from 4-H Online

Ron Walker Scholarship Form  (Application deadline-return by March 15, 2017) 

Camp Chaperone Application

The Ron Walker Memorial Camp Crowder Scholarship

The Ron Walker Memorial Camp Crowder Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Ron Walker, NW Regional Camp Director who passed away in December of 2011.  Ron believed that every child should have the opportunity to attend camp. The Ron Walker scholarship funds are available to 4_h youth who attend Camp Crowder 4-H Camp at Trenton, MO.

Ron was a tenured 4-H member as a youth, and Ron spent most of his parenting years guiding his children down the same path.  For ten years, he served as 4-H youth specialist for Buchanan, Andrew and Holt counties, as well as CPD for DeKalb County.  Ron believed in the merit and value of the camp experience for youth, and he was especially proud of giving new life to the 4-H program at Camp Crowder.  Under his guidance it became one of the strongest camp programs in the region.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete the application form available from your county 4-H office or at  www.extension.missouri.edu/daviess or above and return it by March 15 to: Buchanan County Extension, 4125 Mitchell Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64507.  

Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 1, 2017.

Missouri 4-H Equine Career Tour

Missouri 4-H Equine Career Tour will be held May 22-28, 2017, 4-H members age 14-18 will be touring Equine Career places in Oklahoma and Texas.  A completed application packet containing the following must be postmarked by March 1,2017. 

A completed application packet must contain the following 4 items,

  • Both pages of application completed.
  • Reference Letter
  • $300 Deposit (or full amount of $600) Checks payable to Clinton County Extension
  • Wallet Size Photo (Head Shot) such as School Photo

Final payment of $300 before May 1,

Contact Debbie Davis, 816-539-3765 or davisdd@missouri.edu

Application Packet

Letter on Trip

Ownership of animals

For the Missouri State Fair, the dates listed are the deadline dates for purchasing your animals, according to the 4-H Clover.

  • Beef cattle  Steer: March 1; Breeding animals: June 1
  • Sheep — Breeding animals: July 1; Market lambs: June 1
  • Swine — Breeding animals: 90 days; Breeding boars: Since farrowing; Market hogs: 90 days
  • Dairy cattle — All dairy cattle: June 1
  • Dairy goats — June 1
  • Meat goats — June 1
  • Dogs — April 1
  • Horses — May 1
  • Rabbits — June 1
  • Poultry — Meat pen: 5-10 weeks prior to show; Roasters: 8-10 weeks prior to show; Broilers: 6-8 weeks prior to show; Fryers: 5-10 weeks prior to show

Missouri State Fair 2017 Deadlines and Rules

  • March 15, 2017, Steer nose print cards must be in the State Fair office and must  mailed from the County Extension Office. Daviess-Caldwell Extension office has the nose print cards that have to be used for the nose prints.
  • May 15, 2017, State Fair Barrow DNA Cards must be postmarked May 15, 2017 and they must be mailed from the County Extension Office.  DNA cards may be purchased from the Daviess-Caldwell Extension Office or ordered from the Missouri State Fair.
  • June 15, 2017, Wether Goats and Market Lambs nose print cards must be in the State Fair office by June 15, 2017 and must be mailed from the County Extension Office.  Daviess-Caldwell Extension office has the nose print cards that have to be used for the nose prints.
  • 4-H Exhibit, Demonstration and Contest Guidelines for the Missouri State Fair, 2017,

Dates to remember

March 15, 2017, Steer nose print cards must be in the State Fair office and must  mailed from the County Extension Office. Daviess-Caldwell Extension office has the nose print cards that have to be used for the nose prints.

April 8, 2017, State Horse Bowl, Animal Science Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

April 9, 2017, State Hippology State Contest, Animal Science Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

April 10, 2017, Ticket Order postmarked for 4-H Day with the Cardinals.

April 15, 2017, entry deadline for State 4-H Congress

May 1, 2017, Missouri 4-H Equine Career Tour Fee due to Clinton County Extension Office

May 8, 2017, NW Region 4-H Camp 2017 application, youth health form, and payment due to Daviess County Extension Office.

May 15, 2017, State Fair Barrow DNA Cards must be postmarked May 15, 2017 and they must be mailed from the County Extension Office.  DNA cards may be purchased from the Daviess-Caldwell Extension Office or ordered from the Missouri State Fair.

May 20,2017, 4-H Day with the Cardinals

May 31-June 2, 2017, State 4-H Congress, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

June 5-8, 2017 NW Regional 4-H Camp, Crowder State Park, Trenton, MO

June 12-15, 2017  NW Regional 4-H Camp, Crowder State Park, Trenton, MO 

June 15, 2017, Wether Goats and Market Lambs nose print cards must be in the State Fair office by June 15, 2017 and must be mailed from the County Extension Office.  Daviess-Caldwell Extension office has the nose print cards that have to be used for the nose prints.

June 17, 2017, State Poultry Day, Animal Science Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

June 21, 2017, Clover Kids Camp, Hudley- Whaley Farm, Albany, MO. 9 am to 4 pm.  Parents pick up the kids at the Swimming Pool in the afternoon.

 June 27, 2017, Daviess County Contest Day, 1:30 pm., Tri-County Elem. School, Jamesport, MO.  Check-in projects, 4-8 pm.  

 June 30, 2017, Missouri State Fair Entries due in the State Fair Office.  July 1, 2017 is on a Saturday this year, so Entries are due on June 30, 2017.