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It's here! Our first ever Digital Clover.

Take a peek at our first ever digital Clover;
2018-2019 Digital Clover
It works great with your phone, as well as,
your desktop and everything in-between.

Gates Family Scholarship

The Gates Family from Daviess and Harrison County, Missouri has graciously donated money to award three annual scholarships. Each scholarship is for $250.00 and will be awarded on behalf of the Gates Family (Daniel G Gates, Effie W. Gates, and George O. Gates)

Completed applications need to be returned by August 25, 2018

Fair dates

Events are open to 4-H and FFA members showing livestock, unless otherwise noted. Open fair means it is open to any 4-H or FFA member, who is a member in good standing. Closed Fair means it is open to only that County's 4-H & FFA members. See links below for additional information.

Attention 4-H livestock project members of beef, dairy, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine!

You must have the certification of the Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance (MSMQA) if you plan on showing at most fairs in the state of Missouri, as well as the Missouri State Fair. You can do it online at http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/smqa/, or check with your local MU Extension office to see if they are offering an Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance program for your county.

4-H Online Registration

We are excited to announce Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development is transitioning enrollment to Missouri 4HOnline beginning October 20, 2014.  Please log on at http://mo.4honline.com.  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate.

However if you have questions or need assistance please contact Becky Simpson, 4-H Youth Specialist, (660) 663-3232, simpsonre@missouri.edu or Bart Skroh, Harrison County Youth Program Associate, at (660) 425-6434, skrohb@missouri.edu.

4-H Clover Connection Newsletter

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families and friends;

November - December 2015 (PDF)
September-October  2015 (PDF)
May 2015 (PDF)
March 2015 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)
January 2015 (PDF)


December 2014 (PDF)
September-November (PDF)
June, July, August 2014 (PDF)
May 2014 (PDF)
April 2014 (PDF)
March 2014 (PDF)
February 2014 (PDF)
January 2014 (PDF)

Clubs

Mitchelville 4-H Club - Bethany
Blue Ribbon Bandits 4-H Club - Gilman City
Pawnee Peppers 4-H Club - Eagleville
Harrison County Shooting Sports 4-H Club - Harrison County
Independent 4-H Club - Cainsville

 

 

 

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.