Welcome to Greene county 4-H!  We are excited about your interest.  4-H envisions our world as a place where youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.  There is a place for you in that vision!  Contact us to learn more.

MU Extension's 4-H youth development program touches the lives of more than 250 young people in Greene County, empowering them to reach their full potential. To learn how to support 4-H programming in Greene County with a gift to the "Friends of Greene County Extension" campaign, read the resources available on the Giving Financially page.

4-H Newsletter - Clover Connection

Monthly newsletter for 4-H Families in Lawrence and Greene Counties:

October 2018 (PDF)          Dixie Stampede Flyer (PDF)
September 2018 (PDF)     Dixie Stampede Flyer (PDF)

Join 4-H for Youth Development

October is the best time to register your youth for a year of 4-H programming. Registration can be done online. This website is your source for additional information and contacts. 30 things to know about 4-H (PDF) | Welcome to New Families (PDF)


Shooting Stars is the newest club in Greene County (started in 2015) and is comprised of youth who are homeschooled and/or have special needs. The club meets on the second Saturday of the month in various locations.

Bois D'Arc Braves 4-H Clubmeets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Bois D’Arc United Methodist Church in Bois D'Arc.

High Mark 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Strafford United Methodist Church.

Horsin Around 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m on the first Sunday of the month at Old Mill Equestrian Center (2051 Old Mill Road, Battlefield, Mo. 65619). Our primary focus is Horse Knowledge and Horse Riding

Jot-Em-Down 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at West Republic Fire Station, Republic, Mo.

Lucky Eleven 4-H Club meets on Fourth Sunday afternoons at the Springfield Livestock Center north of Republic. Projects have included  (subject to leaders - but not limited to) Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Dairy, Woodworking, Cake Decorating, Photography, Shooting Sports (through Greene County), Leadership, Robotics, Public Speaking, Foods, Arts and Crafts, etc.

Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Sac River Stables northeast of Willard.

Sho-Me 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Fair Grove Lion’s Club, Fair Grove.

To learn how to support 4-H programming in Greene County with a gift to the "Friends of Greene County Extension" campaign, read the resources available on the Giving Financially page.

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.