4-H Events and Information:

The 4-H LINK Newsletter:

          OCTOBER 2016 (PDF)

"New" 2016 4-H Annual Volunteer form (PDF) click here

2016-17 Henry County 4-H Council Officers
President - Zach Jones
Vice President Events - Caleb Hull
Vice President Promotions - Alyssa Engeman
Vice President Recreation - Jade Schmedding
Secretary/Reporter - Kayla Taylor
Treasurer and Liaison - Brendon Engeman

4-H GROWS - Henry County 4-H

Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow - making a REAL difference in their community, country and world.  4-H gives you opportunities to gain leadership, citizenship and life skills through fun and innovative hands-on activities.  Build friendships at camps, conferences and events as well as club and project meetings.  4-H welcomes all young people ages 5 to 18.  For kids ages 5 to 7, there is a special 4-H program called Clover Kids. Contact Taryn Dameron, 4-H Educator, at the Extension Office at 660-885-5556 or henryco@missouri.edu.

2016-2017  4-H Clubs

Please check with the club leaders for time/place changes before attending... some months they change dates/locations

Cardinal Clovers 4-H Club... see Taryn Dameron for details 660-885-5556

CCA Patriots 4-H Club meets at 3 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at the Christian Academy.
Club Leader: Rosalyn Wisniewski, 660-477-9562 (No meeting in July, August and December)

Clinton Cool Cats 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Clinton United Methodist Church.  Club leaders: Pam Jones, 660-885-7508 and Amanda Johnson (No meeting in July and August)

Clinton Cougars 4-H Club meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Clinton Methodist Church.
Club leaders: Janet Caple 660-885-5835 and Sheryl Hull (No meeting in July and August)

Clinton Rockets 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at First Baptist Church - Calvery Hall.  Club leaders: William Noble 660-924-6338 and Brandie Noble (No meeting in July and August) 

Montrose Busy Beavers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the basement of St. Mary's School in Montrose.
Club leaders: Janna Wareham 660-492-0080 and Kim Carter and Donna Engeman (No meeting in June, July and August)

Mt. Zion Lions 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Club Leaders: Rachel Kissinger 660-723-0740 and Andrea Gregory

Shawnee Indians 4-H Club usually meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Shawnee R-3 School
Call the club leader for activity and location each month. Club leader: Beth Warner 660-580-0577
(No meeting in July and August)


To join a club, volunteer or learn more about 4-H programs contact Taryn Dameron at the Henry County Extension Office at 660-885-5556.

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.