Here are the steps for joining 4-H

1.      Call a 4-H Club Leader - Find a club that…
a.    Meets in your area
b.    Meets on a day that works for you
c.    Does projects that are interesting
2.      Go to a Club Meeting – How do you like it?
a.    If you like it – GREAT! Move on to step 3
b.    If you don’t – Go back to step 1
3.    Enroll in 4-H – Go to https://mo.4honline.com
a.    Must done after October 1
b.    Create a family and then add members
c.    There is a $25 fee per 4-H member (adult volunteers are free).
 i.    There are options to cover this cost. Have questions ask away!
1.    Your Health Insurance (Missouri Care)
2.    Scholarship through Jackson County 4-H
4.      Jackson County 4-H membership annual dues are $25 with an optional $40 for County dues.  Check with your club to see if they have club dues.
             b. 2019 County Dues Agreement (PDF)
5.      Are you getting the Monday Message?
a.    We get your email address through 4-H Online, but sometimes an email address will slip through the cracks. Simply let us know and we will add you.
6.      Do 4-H!
a.    This is the best part! 4-H is all about “Learning by doing” so get out there and DO! If there are events, activities, camps, or conferences that look interesting to you sign up and go! If you have questions ask us!

Jackson County 4-H Clubs

For more specific information on clubs and meeting details, call the extension center at 816-252-5051.

Traditional Clubs

  • 4-H Beginnings
    • Leader - Jessie Furgins
    • Meets in Blue Springs
  • 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach
    • Leader - Isha Williams
    • Meets in the greater Kansas City area. Contact leader for meeting information.
  • Classy Clovers Club (focuses on a variety of project areas)
    • Leader – Dwayne Morrison
    • Meets in Blue Springs area on first Monday of each month at 7pm
  • Green Acres Urban Farm and Research Project (focuses on Agriculture, Aquaponics, and Food Production)
    • Leader - Bill Coe
    • Meets in Kansas City, Missouri at East High School every Monday
  • KC Teen Preneurs (focuses on Entrepreneurship and Horse)
    • Leader – Valencia Broadus
    • Meets in Kansas City area. Contact leader for meeting times
  • Peacedale Club (focuses on livestock, foods, and fitness)
    • Leader – Abbie Seeley
    • Meets in the Buckner area on every 2nd Sunday of each month at 3pm.
  • Royal Clovers Club (focuses on a variety of project areas)
    • Leader – Grace Johnson
    • Meets in the Blue Springs area on 1st Monday of each month at 4pm. 

Project Clubs

  • Osage Oaks Equestrian Club meets in Buckner area. (Horse)
    • Leader - Amy Kirkland
    • Contact leader for meeting times
  • Silver Spurs Club meets in the Lee's Summit area. (Horse)
    • Leader – Mike Higgins
    • Contact leader for meeting times
  • Sunset Trails Club meets in the Lee's Summit area. (Horse)
    • Leader – Julie McNiff
    • Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Countywide Shooting Sports Club meets at the Blue Springs extension center.
    • Leader – Angela Brown
    • Meets 2nd Tuesday every OTHER month at 7pm

Special Interest (SPIN) Clubs


General Info Flyer

Robotics Flyer

Monday Messages

October 21, 2019

October 14, 2019

October 7, 2019

September 30, 2019

September 23, 2019

September 16, 2019

September 9, 2019

August 26, 2019

August 19, 2019

August 5, 2019

Most frequently asked questions about 4-H and 4-H clubs (PDF)

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.